Automobile industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: H, Box 7, Folder: 3
Abstract Richard Harris worked for the UAW, Michigan Department of Labor and Industry, and the American Arbitration Association. His papers consist of a tribute he wrote to Walter Reuther recalling the conditions of auto workers in the pre-union days of the 1930s.
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
Abstract Stuart Strachan held several positions in the United Auto Workers Locals 615 and 174, throughout his career. His papers reflect UAW activities at the time, both local and national.
Dates: 1935 - 1940; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1940
Abstract Between 1971 and 1974, Loren E. Pennington, a professor of history at Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia University), interviewed former Studebaker workers as part of his research for his book on the history of the Studebaker Corporation, 1945-1966. Pennington was himself a Studebaker worker and UAW Local 5 member, and this experience informs his interviews. Collection consists of transcripts for 6 interviews. Former Studebaker workers at the South Bend, Indiana, plant and members of...
Dates: 1971-06-19 - 1974-05-13
Collection — Box 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 papers of the AMC department of the UAW were placed in the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs in April of 1990 and were opened for research in 1992. The UAW and AMC began their working relationship in 1955 when the Hudson and Nash companies merged to form American Motors Corporation. This branch of the UAW represented workers in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Toledo, Ohio. The papers in this collection reflect the general office correspondence between the UAW, the UAW's three locals which worked...
Dates: 1983 - 1986
Abstract A prominent American automotive components and parts supplier, Borg-Warner (later rebranded as BorgWarner) had factories across the US and Canada represented by the UAW. The UAW Borg-Warner Department Records are the documents of the office within the UAW’s international headquarters that oversaw the union’s operations at Borg-Warner plants. These records consist of correspondence with the union locals representing Borg-Warner employees, arbitration proceedings, strike pamphlets, collective...
Dates: 1943 - 1977
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 In 1957 the United Auto Workers changed the name of their Political Action Department to the Citizenship Department, headed by Roy Reuther. Their records cover activities until the subsequent name change to the Citizenship-Legislative Department.
Dates: 1957 - 1962
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 Between 1985 and 1998, the United Auto Workers and the Walter P. Reuther Library cooperated in a project to document the careers of members of the UAW International Executive Board and important events in the history of the union. Collection consists of audio recordings, some video recordings, transcripts for 18 interviews, and a metal die of the UAW logo created for printing the transcripts. Past and current IEB members discuss their backgrounds; entry into the labor movement; early careers;...
Dates: 1985-04-30 - 1997-07-28
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 5 began in 1933 as an American Federation of Labor local at Studebaker in South Bend, Indiana, established in opposition to depression conditions. By the time it became affiliated with the UAW in 1935 it was the largest auto local in the early struggle to establish auto unions and one of the earliest to organize. They joined with other industrial unions to form the Congress of Industrial Organizations in 1937 and remained one of the leading locals in UAW history...
Dates: 1937 - 1965; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1965
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 Local 32 represents employees of the White Motor Company in Cleveland, Ohio. The charter meeting was held on August 25, 1933 when it became Federal Labor Union 18463 affiliated with the AFL. The local played an early and important role in the establishment of an international union in the automobile industry. In September, 1935 formal application was made for charter affiliation with the International Union of United Automobile Workers of America. Subjects include: White Motor Co. (Cleveland)
Dates: 1933 - 1968