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Abstract Soon after Pearl Harbor, the UAW and other unions voluntarily pledged to forego strikes for the war’s duration. To compensate, the federal government agreed to control prices, but wage increases were also limited. The National War Labor Board was established late in 1941 (formally, by executive order in January of 1942) to administer wage control in national industries such as automobiles, shipping, railways, airlines, telegraph lines, and mines. It ceased operating in 1946, and thereafter...
Abstract In the fall of 1959, the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, a joint body of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University, formally began an oral history project on the "Development of Unionism in the Automobile Industry." The project's aims were to provide additional historical sources for scholars working on the history of auto unionism, to capture the recollections of those who played a key role in this story, and to discover additional archival materials on labor...
Abstract Union organizing campaign materials.
Abstract Subjects include: civil rights; Detroit elections; Michigan Congressional elections; UAW factionalism
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser was elected UAW President in 1977 following the retirement of Leonard Woodcock. As UAW President Fraser presided over the emergence of Japanese auto imports into the previously US dominated auto industry, growing concerns over air quality, worker safety issues, and job re-training. In 1981 Fraser successfully reunited the UAW with the AFL-CIO after a 13 year absence. Fraser was also instrumental in assisting Chrysler Motor Company’s federal bailout loan to avoid the company’s...
Abstract After serving in Baptist churches, Homer Martin went to work in the auto plants of Kansas City, Missouri where he soon became active in the union movement and was appointed a vice-president and later president of the United Auto Workers-American Federation of Labor and president of what became the UAW-Congress of Industrial Organizations. His records cover the years he was vice-president and president of the UAW-AFL.
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Abstract Owen Bieber began his career with the United Auto Workers in Michigan and went on to hold numerous regional and national positions before he was elected the UAW's sixth president in 1983, serving four terms. During his presidency, Canadian auto workers pulled out of the union, American auto companies downsized, and competition from foreign auto companies increased. He is credited with diversifying the UAW by inviting new members from areas outside industrial sectors. As president, Bieber also...
Abstract Files reflect the activities of UAW Presidents Walter P. Reuther, Leonard F. Woodcock and Douglas A. Fraser.
Abstract Minutes of the UAW Executive Board (1940-47). correspondence, clippings, reports, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Thomas during his tenure as president of the UAW (1939-46). and vice-president (1937-39 and 1946-47). He was assistant to Philip Murray from 1947 to 1956, and to George Meany from 1956 to 1964. Subjects of interest in the collection are UAW factionalism, General Motors Strike (1945-46). Allis Chalmers Strike (1947), the UAW war effort, and the organization of the West Coast...
Abstract The papers of Walter Reuther reflect his career with the UAW from its beginning, although the documentation for the pre‑presidential period is less complete. In addition to UAW material, there are extensive files relating to his work as an officer of the CIO, the AFL‑CIO and the ALA. In addition, there is considerable material relating to international labor organizations, international affairs, other labor unions, organizations of various kinds and his work in the area of public affairs.
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler and General Motors; Ford organizing; Local 600; FEW; strikes; Michigan politics; Communism; housing; Walter Reuther; steel industry; Taft-Hartley; Michigan labor; Detroit urban affairs; UMWA; HUAC; unemployment; Harry Truman
Abstract Subjects include: United Steelworkers; women workers; auto wage-price policy; 1958 UAW contract negotiations; Kohler strike; UAW conventions; UAW PAC in 1948 election campaigns
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Abstract The records of the UAW Public Relations Department consist of such subjects as, Michigan politics, War Labor Board, the aircraft industry, UAW radio broadcasts and the General Motors strike. In addition, there are correspondence files with Walter Reuther, George Addes and Maurice Sugar.
Abstract Subjects include: community action programs; working conditions; unemployment
Abstract Subjects include: cases, history and policy
Abstract The records of the United Auto Workers Radio Department include radio and television program scripts as well as recordings of these programs and other public UAW-related events. Collection includes 1,100 tape recordings (audiovisual materials).
Abstract The UAW Recreation Department originated as a program of the Education Department which it separated from at the 1939 Convention. Their records reflect the activities of the department in achieving desegregation of the National Bowling Congress, operating camps for Union members' children, encouraging local programs, and managing the Deprived Areas Recreation Team (DART).
Abstract Region 1-D of the United Auto Workers consists of the western and northern counties of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula. Major manufacturing areas included are Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Bay City, Muskegon and Kalamazoo.
Abstract Subjects include: Eastside Detroit plants; AFL-CIO; civil rights; Michigan politics; Community Action Program; Democratic Party politics; plant closings; benefits; Black Lake; retirees; organizing; strikes
Abstract Subjects include: automobile and agricultural implement workers in Minnesota; negotiations; benefits
Abstract Subjects include: Region 10 negotiations, Kohler Co., Kohler Workers Association, UAW Local 833 and back pay settlement.
Abstract Subjects include: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, North and South Dakota automobile and agricultural implement industry workers; Kohler strike; Harvey Kitzman; Ray Majerus; UAW Local 833.
Abstract Region 1A was formed in 1942 and included the west side of Detroit, as well as Monroe, Washtenaw and a portion of Oakland County. Some of the material in this collection also relates to Region 1, which covered the east side of Detroit and the remainder of Oakland County. These two regions, during the period covered by this collection, had more members than any other UAW region and were administered by two co-directors. Later they were each divided into two separate regions.
- Subject: Labor unions X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 302
- American Federation of Teachers 45
- Industrial Workers of the World 38
- Service Employees International Union 38
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 37
- AFL-CIO 36
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 35
- United Farm Workers 31
- General Motors Corporation 21
- Air Line Pilots Association 18
- AFSCME 15
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 14
- Sweeney, John J. 13
- Bluestone, Irving 11
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 11
- Chrysler Corporation 10
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 10
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 10
- Ford Motor Company 10
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 10
- Shanker, Albert 10
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 10
- American Federation of Labor 9
- United Mine Workers of America 8
- United States. National War Labor Board (1942-1945) 8
- Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 8
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 7
- East, Dennis 6
- Newspaper Guild 6
- United Steelworkers 6
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 5
- Cordtz, Richard 5
- International Confederation of Free Trade Unions 5
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Local 600 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 4
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 4
- Lucy, William, 1933- 4
- National Education Association of the United States 4
- National Organization for Women 4
- North American Free Trade Agreement (1992 December 17) 4
- Socialist Workers Party 4
- Stern, Andy 4
- Wayne State University 4
- American Newspaper Guild 3
- Bieber, Owen 3
- Ciampa, P.J. 3
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 3
- Detroit Free Press Co. 3
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 3
- Gotbaum, Victor 3
- International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 3
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-D 3
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 3
- Kramer, Leo 3
- Kubista, Roy 3
- Legere, Ben 3
- McFetridge, William 3
- National Farm Worker Ministry (U.S.) 3
- National Farm Workers Association 3
- National Labor Relations Bureau (U.S.) 3
- Newspaper Guild of Detroit 3
- Pflug, Warner W. 3
- Starling, Thomas J. 3
- Textile Workers Union of America 3
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 3
- United States. National Labor Relations Board 3
- United States. National Mediation Board 3
- Weinberg, Nat, 1914?- 3
- AFSCME. International Convention 2
- American Federation of Teachers. Workers Education Local 189 2
- American Postal Workers Union 2
- Association of Catholic Trade Unionists 2
- Barbour, Alex 2
- Barnard, John 2
- Bilik, Al 2
- Blue Cross Blue Shield 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Carliner, Lewis 2
- Davis, Carrolyn 2
- Detroit News (Firm) 2
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- Dillon, Francis J. 2
- Donahue, Thomas R. (Thomas Reilly) 2
- Farm Labor Organizing Committee (Ohio) 2
- Fuller, Alex 2
- Gentile, Charles 2
- Hatcher, Lillian 2
- Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan--Wayne State University) 2
- International Jewelry Workers Union 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 900 (Wayne, Mich.) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Chrysler Department 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 22 (Detroit, Mich.) 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. New Directions 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
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