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Abstract These papers are the collection of Cecil C. Roeder, who served as a committeeman of UAW Delco-Remy Local 662, in Anderson, Indiana, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Subjects include the General Motors Sit-Down Strike at Anderson (1937); UAW factionalism including the Homer Martin controversy; elections and factionalism of Local 662; union shop drives of Local 662; civil rights campaigns; and the General Motors Strike in 1945 to 1946. Correspondents include John L. Lewis, Sherman Minton,...
Dates: 1937 - 1963
Abstract Charles Beckman served as United Auto Workers Local 45 (Fisher Body Plant, Cleveland) president for eighteen consecutive terms. His tenure included the Cleveland plant sit-down strike, which served as a catalyst for the historic Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937. Beckman's papers reflect his work with Local 45 and its affiliated organizations and, to a lesser degree, his involvement in political and social issues, including civil rights, anti-fascism and anti-war efforts.
Dates: 1933 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1960
Abstract Mr. Zaremba was an early leader of the Automotive Industrial Workers' Association and took an active part in the formation of Dodge Local 3 of the UAW. Minutes, correspondence, clippings, and other files document early union activities at the Chrysler Corporation, especially the Dodge Main Plant. Topics covered include the Chrysler 1937 Sit-Down and the 1939 Strike; the Wayne County Industrial Union Council; the Civil Rights Federation; and union education programs. Among the correspondents are...
Dates: 1935 - 1961
Abstract An activist in the early labor movement, Sam Sweet aided in the organization of the Flint General Motors workers and the Briggs workers in Detroit, and served as Education Director for United Auto Workers (UAW) Locals 155, 51, and 742. Granted citizenship in 1946, Mr. Sweet faced repeated government attempts to revoke his citizenship due to alleged Communist affiliation.Part I of Mr. Sweet’s papers primarily relate to his activities as Education Director of various UAW locals and as...
Dates: 1938 - 1989
Abstract Subjects include: Chrysler Jefferson Avenue assembly plant (Detroit); absenteeism; civil rights; 1950 Chrysler strike; factionalism; fair employment practices; skilled trades; Taft-Hartley Act.
Dates: 1938 - 1975
Abstract UAW Local 212 represented workers of the Briggs Corporation, an automobile supplier eventually purchased by Chrysler Corporation. There were numerous company and union conflicts as well as factional union conflicts which mirrored the struggles within the UAW at large. Their records document shopfloor conditions, organizing, elections, and contract negotiations in the various plants serviced by the local.
Dates: 1937 - 1965
Abstract Established in 1939 when the International Executive Board revoked the charter of pro-Martin Local 118, United Auto Workers Local 664 serviced members at Fisher Body, Chevrolet, and Prophet Company in North Tarrytown, NY. The records reflect the Martin controversy, strikes, conferences, and other activities of the local.
Dates: 1939 - 1961
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...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
- Labor unions 6
- Automobile industry and trade 2
- Boycotts 1
- Collective bargaining 1
- Communism 1
- Community activists 1
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 1
- Industrial hygiene 1
- Industrial safety--Standards--United States 1
- Labor 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Labor leaders--United States 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions -- Organizing 1
- Labor unions--Factionalism 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Older people 1
- Picketing 1
- Plant shutdowns 1
- Political action committees 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Retirees 1
- Skilled labor 1
- Women in the labor movement 1
- Workers' compensation 1 ∧ view less
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- General Motors Corporation 2
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 2
- AFL-CIO 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 1
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 1
- Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 1
- Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948) 1
- Roeder, Cecil C. 1
- Sweet, Sam, 1911- 1
- United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities 1
- Woodcock, Leonard 1
- Zaremba, John 1 ∧ view less
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