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Abstract The UAW signed its first contract with Ford Motor Company in 1941 after years of confrontation between labor and management. They achieved many gains for Ford employees, including a pension plan, health care benefits, workplace health and safety protection, skilled trades recognition, a shortened work week, more paid days off, supplemental unemployment benefits, and a guaranteed annual income credit. Their records document department affairs under the leadership of Richard Leonard and Ken...
Abstract African-American autoworkers; automation; Detroit Labor Action Committee; National Safety Council; South African politics and economy; UAW Eaton Council; health and safety issues
Abstract The UAW GM Department was established in 1938 to handle contract and strike negotiations, grievances, pension and retirement programs, membership and union shop drives and local demands of GM workers. Their records document these activities and include material on the Fisher Body Division and UAW Local 659 in particular.
Abstract Throughout his time at the UAW Health and Safety Department, Dr. Michael Silverstein conducted worksite inspections to assist local unions in identifying and controlling workplace chemical and physical hazards and was active in the collective bargaining efforts for safety and health improvements. Silverstein was also integral in the development of many health and safety programs, which included training for local union representatives. In addition, Dr. Silverstein conducted scientific...
Abstract Subjects include: occupational safety and health in the auto industry; UAW bargaining on health and safety issues; workplace chemical hazards; reproductive health hazards; OSHA formaldehyde, lead, lockout/tagout, confined space entry standards; gray iron foundry mortality studies; General Motors Occupational Health Advisory Board; Franklin Mirer; UAW Locals 326, 412, 455, 550, 1200
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 1
Abstract Contains: UAW IPS Leadership Conference program
Abstract Herman Rebhan became director of the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department when Victor Reuther retired from that post in 1972. The records reflect the activities of the department with international politics and labor and related government and private agencies during Mr. Rebhan's tenure. Subjects include: Arab-Israeli conflict; Asian politics and government; international human rights issues; labor movement in India, Japan, Israel, Poland and the Soviet Union; International...
Abstract The United Auto Worker International Affairs Department was created in 1955 with Victor Reuther as its director. Herman Rebhan served as his assistant from 1969-1972. Their records reflect the activities of the department during the years which they worked together. It also documents the operation of the Social, Technical, and Education Programs (STEP), a division of the department created in 1966, until it was elevated to departmental status in 1973. Subjects include: Agency for International...
Abstract The International Affairs Department of the United Auto Workers coordinated the activity of its workers with free trade unions around the world. The department was directed by Victor Reuther from 1957-1972. Lewis Carliner was his assistant for most of that time. Their records reflect the activities of the department after it ceased to be a part of the Washington Office and became its own independent agency. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; IMF; International Confederation...
Abstract Created in 1955, the United Auto Workers International Affairs Department coordinated the activity of the UAW with free trade unions around the world. Victor Reuther was its first director and Lewis Carliner became his assistant in 1958. Their records reflect the activities of the department while it was under the auspices of the Washington Office. Subjects include: Agency for International Development; International Coalition of Free Trade Unionists; UAW relations with the AFL-CIO.
Abstract Records of the United Auto Workers International Bylaws Committee contain documentation from locals and councils regarding UAW bylaws.
Abstract Contains: minutes, attachments, transcripts of proceedings.
Abstract Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers;...
Abstract Collection contains National Labor Relations Board cases.
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 8-9
Abstract Subjects include: Neco Ordnance plant closing in Winona, Minnesota
Abstract Subjects include: Leonard Woodcock’s local; Continental Motors (Muskegon, Michigan); Muskegon politics and government; World War II aircraft industry workers
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 10
Abstract Subjects include: Wagener Industries (Milwaukee).
Abstract Subjects include: American Metal Products Co. (Union City, Tenn.); runaway shops; plant closing; 1961 strike
Abstract The records of UAW Local 12 were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1990 by President Danny Wilson and opened for research in November of 2004. UAW Local 12 evolved out of Federal Labor Union 18384, chartered in 1933 to represent workers at Willys-Overland, Auto-Lite and other auto suppliers in the Toledo area. Richard Gosser, who rose from the ranks at Willys-Overland to become the amalgamated local's president in 1938, founded its summer camp in Onsted, Michigan in...
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 135 represented workers at the American Seating Company in Grand Rapids, MI. Its records document contract negotiations between the local and the company.
Abstract Local 137 represents the workers of Gibson Products Company, Greenville and Belding, Michigan. Subjects include: Gibson Products (Greenville, Michigan)
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 154 was formed in 1936 to represent Hudson Motor Car Company workers in Detroit until the company merged with Nash-Kelvinator in 1955 and operations were moved out of state. After the merger, Local 154 represented workers of the Special Products Division of American Motors where many former Hudson employees found work and Hudson retirees until it ceased activity in 1963. The records of the local document well its early years as well as provide insight into its growth,...
Abstract Subjects include: Chase Brass and Copper Co., Waterbury, Connecticut; metalworkers; IUMMSW Local 565; Progressive Metalworkers’ Council, IUMSWA; plant closings in the brass industry; 1946, 1956, 1975-76 strikes
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 157 was an amalgamated tool and die local on the west side of Detroit, serving numerous shops. The records of the local document it operations and relationships with various companies whose employees they represented.
- Names: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America X
- Labor unions 280
- Automobile industry and trade 76
- Labor 71
- Strikes and lockouts 48
- Civil rights 32
- Women in the labor movement 31
- Oral histories 25
- Politics, Practical 22
- Labor unions -- Organizing 20
- Collective bargaining 19
- Labor movement 17
- Sound recordings 17
- Automobile industry workers 16
- Michigan -- Politics and government 16
- Transcripts 16
- Communism 13
- Socialism 12
- Grievance procedures 11
- Contract negotiations 10
- Labor disputes 10
- Detroit (Mich.) 9
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 8
- Labor unions--Factionalism 8
- African Americans 7
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 7
- Labor unions and communism 7
- Plant shutdowns 7
- Agriculture 6
- Arbitration, Industrial 6
- Housing 6
- Labor leaders--United States 6
- Video recordings 6
- Women's rights 6
- Flint (Mich.) 5
- World War, 1939-1945 5
- Aerospace industries 4
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 4
- Labor education 4
- Retirees 4
- Sit-down strikes 4
- Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 4
- African American labor leaders 3
- African American labor union members 3
- Automation 3
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 3
- Education 3
- Equal rights amendments 3
- Grievance arbitration 3
- Industrial safety Standards United States 3
- Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes 3
- Medical care 3
- Political action committees 3
- Poverty 3
- Radicalism 3
- Reproductive rights 3
- Skilled labor 3
- Social history 3
- Wisconsin 3
- Women labor leaders 3
- Affirmative action 2
- Boycotts 2
- China 2
- Civil rights movement 2
- Diplomacy 2
- Employee Fringe Benefits 2
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 2
- Health insurance 2
- International labor activities 2
- Michigan 2
- Pensions 2
- Poland 2
- Public broadcasting 2
- Quality of work life 2
- Sacco-Vanzetti Trial, Dedham, Mass., 1921 2
- Sex discrimination 2
- UAW Locals and Regions 2
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 2
- Workers' compensation 2
- Abortion 1
- Africa 1
- African American women 1
- Agricultural implement industry 1
- Aircraft industry 1
- Airlines 1
- Anderson (Ind.) 1
- Anti-communist movements -- United States 1
- Anti-racism 1
- Antinuclear movement 1
- Apprentices 1
- Art--History 1
- Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Capital punishment 1
- Children's rights 1
- Chrysler Sit-Down Strike, 1937 1
- Community activists 1
- Community organization 1
- Contracting out 1
- Courts --United States 1
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