UAW Locals and Regions
Subject Source: Reuther Taxonomy
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Charles R. Anderson was a member of UAW Local 662 in Anderson, Indiana, serving the local union’s CAP Council and Citizenship and Legislative Committee. In 1991, he received the Walter P. Reuther Distinguished Service Award for his work with the union. Before that, his expansive career included membership in the United Glass Workers, multiple terms as Delaware County AFL-CIO President, and serving the State Department in training union members in the Republic of Cyprus.The Charles...
Abstract Dewey Ricardo Martin was born in Detroit on March 22, 1952. He graduated from Detroit MacKenzie High School in 1970; and in that same year began working in the Ford Rouge Coke Oven and Blast Furnace Plant. Here he joined the UAW Local 600 and it wasn’t long before he won his first union office at age 20 when he was elected District Committeeman. In 1974 he was elected Bargaining Committeeman and in 1975 he continued moving up by winning the election for President. He went on to complete...
Overview In the fall of 1983 Professor James Moore recorded an oral history interview with Shelton Tappes and Catherine "Babe" Gelles, both early organizers for the United Auto Workers Union (UAW). Taped in Tappes’ Detroit home, the interviewees gave firsthand account of 1937's "Battle of the Overpass," a brutal response by members of the Ford Service Department to the UAW organizing effort against Ford Motor Company. The interview lends offers two different vantage points: Gelles’, as that of a member...
Abstract This collection is comprised of a series of incident notes and grievances typed by former UAW Local 3 President Ed Liska. Liska had been active in UAW's Local 3 (Chrysler's Dodge Main plant) affairs from the 1940's and served as Local 3's President from 1968 to 1972. These notes were obtained by Steven Jefferys during an interview between Jefferys and Liska.
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...
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:...