Automobile industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 199 was charted in 1936 in St. Catherines, Canada. It represented employees of McKinnon Industries, a subsidiary of General Motors. Records of the local reflect primarily the its financial, executive, and bargaining activities.
Dates: 1944 - 1964
Abstract Local 230 is located in Bell, California (in the metropolitan Los Angeles area) and represents the employees of the largest Chrysler facility in the western United States. Local 230 obtained its charter in March of 1937 as a direct result of the sit-down strike of that same year. In 1938, Chrysler attempted to dissolve Local 230. Acting together with a group of anti-union employers and the District Attorney's office, many of the officers and founders of Local 230 were charged with conspiracy...
Dates: 1941 - 1967
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 — Box Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 5
Abstract Organized in 1941, Local 400 was located in Highland Park, Michigan for many years. In addition to servicing the Ford Highland Park Plant, Local 400 also represented Ford Facilities in Utica, Romeo, Mount Clemens, Chesterfield, and the Michigan Proving Ground of the Ford Motor Company. The papers of Local 400 reflect union activities from 1941-1966. The period covering the years 1942-1961 is particularly well documented in terms of executive board meeting minutes, plant-wide meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1941 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1961
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...
Dates: 1954 - 1983
Abstract Late in 1936, a union office was opened at 4347 S. Saginaw St. in Flint, Michigan, across from General Motors Fisher Body Plant #1. The office, which handled the affairs of workers at Fisher Body, was part of AFL-affiliated UAW Local 156, representing several General Motors plants in Flint. The famous Sit-Down Strike of l936-37, which culminated in General Motors recognition of the UAW, started in the Fisher #1 plant. In April 1938, Local 581, representing Fisher Body workers, was chartered...
Dates: 1940 - 1987
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 6
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 7
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 599 represented workers in the Buick plant in Flint, MI and is noted for its involvement in the anti-Martin struggles during the early years of its existence. The records of the local reflect routine operations.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
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 United Auto Workers Local 678 originally serviced the Chevrolet plant and parts warehouse in Baltimore, MD. before merging in 1969 with Local 239, Fisher Body. The records relate to activities and operations prior to the merger.
Dates: 1940 - 1968
Abstract UAW Local 879 represents workers at the Twin City Ford Motor Company plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was chartered in 1941 following the recognition of the UAW by the Ford Motor Company. During the late 1940's and the 1950's, Local 879 participated in the Minnesota State CIO Farm Labor Relations Program. To demonstrate the relationship between farmers and labor, Local 879 and other CIO-affiliated unions set up booths and other displays at various Minnesota county fairs. Subjects include:...
Dates: 1940 - 1968; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1958
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 889 was chartered in 1940 to service white collar workers at Chrysler plants and suppliers in southeastern Michigan. The records of the local reflect the activities of its many units including Amplex, Auto Equipment Co., Hudson Sales, Kaiser-Frazer, King-Seeley, Tank Plant, Jefferson-Kerchival, Dodge Main, Marysville Parts, Mopar, Dodge Truck, and John R-Highland Park.
Dates: 1943 - 1965
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: U-V Box 14, Folder: 8-9