International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Found in 400 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Thomas A. “Art” Johnstone (1903-1984) was a longtime staff member at the UAW international union. He served as the director of the UAW’s General Motor’s Department from 1949 to 1052, and was on the union’s GM bargaining committee before then. Close to longtime UAW President Walter Reuther, Art was one of the first people on the scene just after Reuther was shot in 1948. In the months after the shooting, Art would carry out some of Walter’s executive duties at the UAW. The papers include a...
Overview Thomas Bernick was a journalist and active protester of The Detroit Newspaper Strike, which began on July 13, 1995 and lasted until 2000. An estimated 2,000 to 2,500 workers from six local unions joined the strike and participated in the lengthy battle against the Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press in the courtroom. Battle outside the courtroom took place as well, with protesters making numerous reports of violence by a private security firm and the Sterling Heights Police Department....
Collection — Container: 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 Diaries, job descriptions, grievances, minutes, correspondence, and clippings collected by Mr. McNett, who served in many capacities for the International Association of Machinists in the aerospace industry. The offices held by Mr. McNett included recording secretary of Lodge 751 at Boeing (early 1930's) Grand Lodge representative to organize the southern California aircraft industry (1938), president of Lodge 727 at Lockheed (1944-46), business representative for Lodge 727 (1947-57). Grand...
Dates: 1936 - 1970
Collection — Container: Small Processed Collections: W-Z, Box 15, Folder: 4
Abstract Thomas Ward was a member of United Auto Workers (UAW)-Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) Local 157. Mr. Ward’s papers relate to the activities of Local 157, and it’s agreements with the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company of Detroit.
Dates: 1943 - 1949
Abstract Tony Nicols was an organizer of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 406 (Long Beach, California), and was an official of both Local 406 and Local 923. Mr. Nicols’ papers consist of the roster of Local 406 members terminated for participating in the 1938 Ford Motor Company strike and documentation of the 1941 strike settlement.
Dates: 1938; 1941
Abstract The United Auto Workers Agricultural Implement Department records cover primarily the activities of the International Harvester Department, concerning grievances, contract negotiations, local unions, and the assistant director. Also covered are the UAW's association with the John Deere Company and the Caterpillar Tractor Company.
Dates: 1945 - 1969
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 The council of Bonn Aluminum - Clawson and Bals Local Unions was established by the Executive Board of the UAW and encompassed regions 1, 1B, 1D, and 3. Unions represented in the council included Locals 29, 208, 284, 408, 365, 367, 585, and 889. Subjects include: Bohn organizing and negotiations.
Dates: 1948 - 1953
Overview 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
Overview Called the Fair Practices and Anti-Discrimination Department until 1983, the UAW’s Civil Rights Department oversees the union’s diversity and anti-prejudice initiatives. According to the union’s website, the “Civil Rights Department works closely with the UAW’s Local Union Civil Rights Committees to educate, mobilize, and assist” the union’s members in matters related to discrimination and sexual harassment. The department also campaigns actively in support of voter registration and turnout...
Dates: Majority of material found in 1964-2008
Abstract The UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Department was formed in 1969 when, after disaffiliation from the AFL-CIO, the union set up CAP Councils throughout the United States to replace the Citizenship-Legislative Department. The CAP Councils’ stated purpose was to work in community, civic, welfare, educational, environmental, cultural, citizenship-legislative, and consumer protection activities to improve the economic and social conditions of UAW members and families. From the 1940s through the...
Dates: 1948 - 1978
Abstract Subjects include: women’s rights; civil rights; consumer protection; Detroit youth programs
Dates: 1944 - 1974
Abstract Subjects include: environmental protection; air/water pollution; hazardous wastes; Downriver Anti-Pollution League; nuclear power plants; Reserve Mining; Olga Madar
Dates: 1969 - 1974
Abstract The United Auto Workers Education Department is the largest of its kind in the American labor movement and offers a wide variety of programming for local union leaders to members and their families.The records in this collection cover the tenure of Victor Reuther, who directed the department from 1946-1951. Material reflects not only his leadership of the department, but his community involvement, and international ties with organizations such as the Anglo-American Productivity...
Dates: 1946 - 1951
Abstract Subjects include: African-American workers; anti-Semitism; civil rights; community action programs; CIO state councils; race relations; Democratic Party; Detroit Revolutionary Union Movements; employment discrimination; Sunnyhills Housing Cooperative; Ku Klux Klan; Mexican Americans; gender discrimination; women's rights; United Steelworkers of America; sharecroppers; skilled trades; school desegregation
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Note: Box 13 is unavailable.
Dates: 1940 - 1980