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Abstract Dorothy Kraus, wife of Henry Kraus, had a Jewish working class socialist family background. When married to Henry, she helped assist in local Detroit UAW strikes by organizing strike kitchens and leading the Emergency Brigade. Her efforts led to the formation of the UAW Women's Auxiliary.Material in Part I of the Dorothy Kraus Collection relates mainly to the early activities of the UAW Women's Auxiliary, attempts to control the cost of living during the Depression, and to...
Dates: 1920 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1969
Abstract Mr. Kraus was the first editor of the UAW's newspaper The United Auto Worker (later changed to Solidarity). He was active in the early attempts by the UAW (first under the AFL and later under the CIO) to organize the auto industry. Files for the late 1920s and early 1930s cover the attempts by groups, including the Auto Workers Union of the Trade Union Unity League, to organize auto workers, and discuss such events as the Murray Body Strike (1929); the Ford Hunger March (1932); and the Briggs...
Dates: 1926 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1944
Abstract A one-time reporter for the Federated Press, Mr. Brown gathered a variety of items for a proposed book on unionism in the auto industry. Clippings, correspondence, handbills, and miscellaneous publications relate to the rise of auto unions during the 1930s and 1940s. Nearly every topic of importance for that time and subject is covered, including sit-downs, drives to organize various plants, and strikes. The scrapbooks contain mostly Detroit newspaper clippings about auto unions.Box...
Dates: 1933 - 1942
Abstract Ruth Milkman (1954-) is a professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and the academic director at the Joseph F. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies. Her professional focus is labor and labor movements, and she has published on a variety of topics revolving around work and organized labor in the United States. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her M.A. from the University of California, Berkley. Milkman’s early research focused on women workers during...
Dates: 1975 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1978 - 1991
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: S-T, Box 13, Folder: 10
Abstract Thomas Starling was a United Auto Workers member and president of Local 34 in Atlanta, GA who served on the UAW Board of Directors for twelve years. His papers reflect his association with the UAW, especially in regards to General Motors.
Dates: 1937 - 1970
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 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 United Auto Workers Local 9 was chartered as an American Federation of Labor local in 1933, servicing workers at the Bendix Products Corporation in South Bend, Indiana. After a disagreement with the AFL, the local joined the UAW in 1935, participating in the auto industry's first sit-down strike the following year.
Dates: 1933 - 1963
Abstract Subjects include: Ford Wixom plant; UAW Locals 400, 600, 900; Sam Fishman; industrial safety; African-American autoworkers; strikes
Dates: 1957 - 1986
Abstract Subjects include: UAW Local 292 20 Automobile workers in Kokomo, Ind.; collective bargaining and strikes; General Motors Delco Radio Division; Accurate Parts Inc.; political activity; labor education; UAW Locals 303, 438, 662, 974
Dates: 1937 - 1983
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 6
Abstract Local 595 is located in Linden, New Jersey and services General Motors, BOP Assembly Division. Their records cover local strike issues and time studies.
Dates: 1946 - 1948
Abstract UAW Local 600 was chartered August 9, 1938, but did not gain much worker support until the Rouge plant-wide strike of April 1, 1941. The first UAW contract with Ford Motor Company was signed June 20, and ratified by the Local July 22, 1941. With 50,000 to 80,000 members in various periods, many from the massive River Rouge Complex, Local 600 has been both the largest and the most controversial local in the UAW. Local 600 is also known for its progressive streak, having hosted civil rights icons...
Dates: 1935 - 2012
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 662 was organized to service the General Motors plant, Delco-Remy Division in Anderson, IN, absorbing the former UAW Local 146. Records reflect activities, including a women's auxilliary, that occurred mainly following the local's 1939 charter.
Dates: 1934 - 1969
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 Subjects include: Lordstown GM plant; automation and speed-up; 1972 strike; QWL; “blue-collar blues”
Dates: 1966 - 1977
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...
Dates: 1959 - 1963
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...
Dates: 1971 - 1985
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
Dates: 1940 - 1972
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
Dates: 1939 - 1989
Abstract United Auto Workers Region 1B represents locals in the southeastern and thumb areas of Michigan. This includes workers at the major automotive manufacturers, Huck Manufacturing, TRW, Briggs Manufacturing, Eaton Manufacturing and Bohn Aluminum. Their records document the services Region 1B provided to locals and its political activities in the region.
Dates: 1939 - 1985
Abstract An expanding economy and union movement prompted the UAW to subdivide its two southeastern Michigan regional jurisdictions into four southeastern Michigan regions—1, 1A, 1B, and 1E—in 1966. Subjects include: UAW organization in southeastern Michigan; automobile industry; strikes; unemployment; plant shutdowns; health insurance; retirees; organizing; political activity; UAW Women's Department; Willow Run Bomber Plant
Dates: 1942 - 1983
Abstract Subjects include: Allis-Chalmers strike (1955-57); automobile industry and workers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and W. Virginia; GM Ternstedt Div. strikes (1955, 1958); plant shutdowns; health and safety issues; unemployment; PACs; African-American autoworkers; Communism
Dates: 1942 - 1976
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
- Strikes and lockouts 28
- Labor unions 25
- Politics, Practical 6
- Labor unions -- Organizing 5
- Plant shutdowns 5
- African Americans 4
- Automobile industry workers 4
- Civil rights 4
- Communism 4
- Women in the labor movement 4
- Collective bargaining 3
- Contract negotiations 3
- Michigan -- Politics and government 3
- Oral histories 3
- Transcripts 3
- Ford Hunger March, 1932 2
- Grievance procedures 2
- Housing 2
- Labor 2
- Sit-down strikes 2
- Agriculture 1
- Airlines--Collective bargaining 1
- Anderson (Ind.) 1
- Apprentices 1
- Arbitration, Industrial 1
- Art--History 1
- Automation 1
- Briggs Strike, 1933 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Flint Sit-Down Strike, 1936-1937 1
- Government policy 1
- Labor disputes 1
- Labor movement 1
- Labor unions--Jurisdictional disputes 1
- Michigan 1
- Poland 1
- Skilled labor 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Strikes and lockouts -- Automobile industry 1
- Women--Employment. 1
- Workers' compensation 1 ∧ view less
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 19
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 8
- General Motors Corporation 3
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
- Kraus, Dorothy 2
- Kraus, Henry 2
- American Federation of Labor 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- Chrysler Corporation 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
- Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement 1
- General Motors Corporation. Guide Lamp Division 1
- Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations (University of Michigan--Wayne State University) 1
- International Union, United Automobile Workers of America (CIO). Region 1-E 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 1112 (Lordstown, Ohio) 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. Ford Local 600 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 292 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 36 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 662 (Anderson, Ind.) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 664 (North Tarrytown, NY) 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 9 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 1-B 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 10 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 2A 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 7 1
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Region 9 1
- King, R. T. 1
- McDermott, Dennis 1
- Milkman, Ruth 1
- Skeels, Jack W. 1
- Starling, Thomas J. 1
- United Mine Workers of America 1
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 1 ∧ view less
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