Automobile industry and trade
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Subjects include: administered prices; international automobile industry; profit sharing plans; automobile safety; cost-of-living adjustments; Detroit income tax; European Economic Community; fair labor standards; guaranteed annual wage; international economic development; ILO; McClellan Committee Hearings; multinational corporations; industrial migration; technological unemployment; politics; American economy
Dates: 1945 - 1973
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...
Dates: 1950 - 1962; Majority of material found within 1954 - 1962
Abstract Subjects include: white collar workers; organizing Packard, Hudson, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and auto suppliers’ clerical employees, technicians and designers; organizing hospital workers and college and university employees; War Labor Board and NLRB cases; contract negotiations; benefits; TOP international, regional, Michigan and Canadian conferences
Dates: 1937 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985
Abstract The UAW Vice President Jack Laskowski Records document the Volkswagen Department within the UAW. The records cover business between the International Union, the automobile maker, and three UAW locals. These three locals are sometimes referred to as the Volkswagen Council, and they include Locals 1933, 2055, and 129. Though the materials were sent over by Vice President Lawskowski, they do not document his work at the union. Instead, the records detail when Vice Presidents Martin Gerber and Bill...
Dates: 1976 - 1992
Abstract Donald F. Ephlin became active in the UAW at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Framingham, MA in the late 1940s, before joining the International Union staff in 1960. As administrative assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock from 1970 to 1977, and later Vice-President in charge of the Ford and subsequently the General Motors Departments, Ephlin played a key role in negotiations with both companies. He helped launch the Saturn Corporation and create a labor agreement which changed the...
Dates: 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: collective bargaining and working conditions in the automobile industry; Canadian labor relations; automobile safety; Detroit economic development; international trade; Democratic Party politics; Michigan State Development Authority; Newspaper Guild Local 22; retired workers; UAW Community Action Program; UAW Chrysler Department
Dates: 1953 - 1977; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1977
Abstract Subjects include: contract negotiations; labor-management relations at General Motors; pensions and benefits; international labor movement; Bolivar, Tennessee Project; productivity; Quality of Work Life; technology; UAW Community Action
Dates: 1959 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: automation, Canadian Ford Workers, health & safety, health insurance, labor-management relations, pension plans, production standards, skilled trades, UAW-Ford Collective Bargaining Agreements, UAW factionalism, UAW Ford Department, IMF Automotive Council
Dates: 1940 - 1980
Abstract Subjects include: UAW General Motors and Aerospace Departments; negotiations; rank and file attitude surveys; WSU BOG
Dates: 1950 - 1970
Item — Box Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 8
Abstract In 1980, R. T. King interviewed labor leader Victor Reuther as part of the Indiana University Oral History Project on the Indiana economy in the twentieth century. Collection consists of a transcript. Reuther discusses UAW organizing activity in Indiana in 1937, which involved a sit-down strike at the General Motors Guide Lamp Division in Anderson.
Abstract Victor Reuther came out of retirement in the 1980’s to support Jerry Tucker and the New Directions Movement (NDM). The NDM emerged as a dissident caucus of UAW local union leaders within Region 5, particularly of General Motors facilities. Jerry Tucker unsuccessfully ran as the NDM candidate for regional director in the 1986 convention. Mr. Tucker won a second election, which was ordered following charges contesting the election results, but the following year he was defeated in the next term...
Dates: 1986 - 1991
Collection — Box Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 1