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Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, North and South Dakota automobile and agricultural implement industry workers; Kohler strike; Harvey Kitzman; Ray Majerus; UAW Local 833.
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.
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
Abstract Subjects include: UAW organization in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania; Cleveland labor movement; UAW Locals 32, 70, 161, 217, 463, 486, 725, 1250, 1260; Kohler strike; employment discrimination
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
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.
Abstract Subjects include: auto industry and auto workers in New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York; Martin Gerber; equal employment opportunity; low-cost public housing; Bell Aircraft strike (1949); Kohler strike (1959); Liberal Party (N.Y.); New Jersey politics and government; civil rights movement; labor education; UAW CAP; women auto workers.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, UAW International Executive Board minutes, and other office files of Mr. Addes, who served as the UAW's International secretary-treasurer from 1936 to 1947. The papers pertain to organizing, factionalism within the UAW, early UAW strikes, UAW Local Union financial statements, and cases appealed by members of the UAW to the union's International Executive Board.
Abstract The United Auto Workers Studebaker-Packard Department was organized shortly after the merger of the two companies in 1954 when economic factors, including automation, were making it necessary for small plants and corporations to combine in order to successfully compete with the larger automobile manufacturers. The department was made up of locals from both companies in Detroit, Southbend, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Canada. The department's records document the years of financial...
Abstract Subjects include: strikes - grapes, lettuce, sugar
Abstract The UFW grape and lettuce boycotts of the late 1960s and early 1970s were the outgrowth of The Delano Grape Strike, which occurred in September 1965 in California. In 1967 the idea of boycotting a product was fostered by Cesar Chavez, head of the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC). Chavez’s intent was to alert the nation that farm workers were looking for civil rights, as well as fairer wages and thus used the tactic of boycotting as a non-violent means of furthering his goal....
Abstract The primary mission of the UFW California boycott offices was to alert the nation that farm laborers were looking for civil rights, as well as fairer wages. Cesar Chavez, president of the United Farm Workers Union believed that a non-violent boycott of grapes and lettuce would convey the message. The two main city offices were located in Los Angeles and San Francisco. These offices were primarily concerned with organizing letter-writing campaigns to growers, distributors (with special attention...
Abstract The UFW Canadian Boycott documents the operations and activities of the Winnipeg branch of the United Farm Workers boycott operations between the years of 1970 and 1974. The two major boycotts of that era were, grapes and grape-products produced by employers of non-union labor, and another concerning non-union lettuce, as well as other smaller campaigns. Fred Schumacher headed the Winnipeg office.
Abstract The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects...
Abstract The Maryland Boycott office was set up in Baltimore by the UFW to handle the organization of boycotted products and establishments in the state of Maryland and its surrounding region. The office, headed by Pete Velasco, dealt mainly with the boycotting of stores, which sold non-union products or were involved in anti-union activities. As well, the office involved itself with other UFW interests including migrant workers, pesticide abuse and the lobbying for or against specific legislation being...
Abstract The records of the UFW Missouri Boycott Office relate to the various strikes and boycotts that occurred nationally during the period of the 1970s. The Missouri Boycott Offices were located in two locations, Kansas City and St. Louis. The people directing these boycott offices worked on petitions, boycotts of grocery store chains and agricultural products, and raising awareness about the UFW’s dispute with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.The majority of material in this...
Abstract Arturo Rodriguez became president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in 1993 upon the death of Cesar Chavez, co-founder and president of the UFW from its start and Rodriguez’s father-in-law and mentor. Rodriguez was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1949 and attended Catholic schools there. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio in 1971 and a Masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1973. Rodriguez learned of...
- Subject: Strikes and lockouts X
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America 52
- United Farm Workers 20
- American Federation of Teachers 19
- Air Line Pilots Association 11
- Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970 11
- AFL-CIO 8
- Industrial Workers of the World 8
- Shanker, Albert 7
- United States. Federal Aviation Administration 7
- United States. National Mediation Board 6
- General Motors Corporation 5
- Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee 4
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 4
- Detroit Free Press Co. 4
- East, Dennis 4
- Newspaper Guild 4
- Service Employees International Union 4
- United States. Civil Aeronautics Board 4
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.) 3
- Detroit News (Firm) 3
- International Brotherhood of Teamsters 3
- King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 3
- National Education Association of the United States 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
- Young, Coleman A. 3
- AFSCME 2
- American Federation of Labor 2
- California Migrant Ministry 2
- Chrysler Corporation 2
- Ciampa, P.J. 2
- Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
- Clinton, Hillary Rodham 2
- Continental Airlines 2
- Detroit Federation of Teachers 2
- Detroit Public Schools 2
- Detroit Sunday Journal 2
- Eastern Air Lines 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Ford Department 2
- International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 595 (Linden, N.J.) 2
- Kirkland, Lane 2
- Kraus, Dorothy 2
- Kraus, Henry 2
- Lucy, William, 1933- 2
- Mandela, Nelson, 1918-2013 2
- McElroy, Edward 2
- Meany, George, 1894-1980 2
- Stern, Andy 2
- Sweeney, John J. 2
- Tappes, Shelton 2
- Texas Air Corporation 2
- Textile Workers Union of America 2
- United States. Labor Management Relations Act, 1947 2
- United States. National Transportation Safety Board 2
- Wurf, Jerry, 1919- 2
- Zander, Arnold S. (Arnold Scheuer), 1901-1975 2
- AFSCME. Local 1733 (Memphis, Tenn.) 1
- Action Coalition of Strikers 1
- Agricultural Labor Relations Board 1
- Alpern, Ron 1
- Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Great Lakes Regional Office 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1175 (Alaska) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Local 1700. Archdiocesan Teachers Federation (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- American Federation of Teachers. Northeast Regional Office 1
- American Newspaper Guild 1
- Ames, Joseph Lynn, 1925- 1
- Auto-Lite (Firm) 1
- Babson, Steve 1
- Bakery and Confectionery Workers’ International Union of America. Polish Local 77 1
- Ballard, James 1
- Bartlett, Lynn M. (Lynn Mahlon), 1904-1970 1
- Beckman, Charles Keller, 1900- 1
- Beffel, John Nicholas 1
- Bieber, Owen 1
- Billups, Lovely H. 1
- Bluestone, Irving 1
- Bowers, Helen (Helen Marie Newman) 1
- Briggs Manufacturing Company 1
- Brooks, Dan 1
- Brown, Carl 1
- Brown, Olga Sacharoff 1
- Brown, Raphael 1
- Bryce, William 1
- Burt, George, 1903- 1
- California Teachers Association 1
- Carter, Jimmy, 1924- 1
- Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 1
- Causley, Monroe S. 1
- Chapman, Gordon Warner, 1907- 1
- Cline, Alan D. 1
- Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (U.S.) 1
- Coalition of Labor Union Women (U.S.). Metro-Detroit Chapter 1
- Community Service Organization 1
- Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) 1
- Cook County College Teachers Union. Local 1600 1
- Coppess, James 1
- Crawford, Elaine 1 ∧ view less
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