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Abstract Journalist Archie Robinson served as the labor editor of the Detroit News, as a press officer for the National War Labor Board, as labor editor of the U.S. News and World Report, and authored George Meany and His Times, a history of the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and its president. Mr. Robinson’s papers document his career in journalism and his coverage of major labor issues.
Dates: 1927 - 1980
Abstract Stuart Strachan held several positions in the United Auto Workers Locals 615 and 174, throughout his career. His papers reflect UAW activities at the time, both local and national.
Dates: 1935 - 1940; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1940
Abstract The UAW Chrysler Department was formed in the year following the tumultuous sit-down strikes of 1937. Responsible of the department included planning, developing, negotiating, and administering collective bargaining agreements for Chrysler workers in the United States and Canada. The records of the department reflect its administration and activities and largely include the files of Arthur Hughes, an administrative assistant and assistant director in the department from 1940-1978.
Dates: 1938 - 1985
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...
Dates: 1941 - 1981
Abstract UAW Local 417 was chartered in 1945. The original charter was issued to Great Lakes Greyhound Garage in Birmingham, Michigan. An amalgamated local, its membership comes primarily from auto parts companies in Detroit's northern suburbs: Clawson, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Troy, Ferndale and Sterling Heights. Dean Spooner became President of the Local in 1963, and remained in office for the remainder of the period covered by this collection. Subjects include: auto parts plants in Detroit's...
Dates: 1954 - 1983
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 650 grew out of Local 182 in Lansing, MI representing Reo Motors employees. The local survived a company bankruptcy and reorganization in the late 1930s and early 1940s and numerous company-union conflicts in the post WWII period. The records of the local reflect its operations and activities upon behalf of its members.
Dates: 1937 - 1964
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 678 originally serviced the Chevrolet plant and parts warehouse in Baltimore, MD. before merging in 1969 with Local 239, Fisher Body. The records relate to activities and operations prior to the merger.
Dates: 1940 - 1968
Abstract Howard Young began working for the UAW in 1960, as an Actuarial Consultant and later became the Director of the Social Security Department. Later in his UAW career, his main function was as Special Consultant to the President, but he also worked as a member of the Pension Research Council, Director of Social Security, Director of the Research, and Director of Information Systems. He worked for the UAW from 1960-1971 and again from 1974-1987. During that time he worked under four UAW presidents:...
Dates: 1951 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1987
Abstract United Auto Workers Canadian Region 7 began the same year as the international union and was recognized by all major automotive manufacturers in the early 1940s. With a reputation for being militant, the union grew to be the largest in Canada, pioneering pension security, guaranteed annual wages, pre-paid medical prescriptions, and wage parity for workers in the country.
Dates: 1937 - 1970
- Collective bargaining 9
- Labor unions 8
- Grievance procedures 4
- Strikes and lockouts 4
- Automobile industry workers 2
- Contract negotiations 2
- Plant shutdowns 2
- UAW Locals and Regions 2
- African Americans 1
- Airlines--Collective bargaining 1
- Apprentices 1
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Automobiles--Motors--Exhaust gas 1
- Energy consumption--United States 1
- Flint (Mich.) 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- International labor activities 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Pensions 1
- Retirement 1
- Social security 1
- Women--Employment. 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 9
- General Motors Corporation 4
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 3
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Bannon, Ken, 1914- 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
- Ephlin, Don 1
- Ford Motor Company 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 599 (Flint, MI) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 678 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 7 1
- McDermott, Dennis 1
- Robinson, Archie W. 1
- Stepp, Marc 1
- Strachan, Stuart 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 1
- United Steelworkers 1
- Walton, Joe 1
- Young, Howard 1 ∧ view less
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