Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:
Arthur Hughes Papers
Abstract Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept.,...
Dates: 1936 - 1978
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Arthur Hughes Papers
Douglas A. Fraser Papers
Abstract Douglas A. Fraser retired as UAW President in 1983 and began his professorial career at Wayne State University Labor Studies Department. As professor of Labor Studies at WSU, Fraser engaged workers, students, corporate professionals, and educators in discussion forums focusing on issues in labor and the urban environment. In recognition of his contribution to the field of Labor Studies WSU opened the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues in 1997. Fraser continued his involvement with...
Dates: 1976 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1992
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Douglas A. Fraser Papers
Ernest J. Moran Papers
Abstract Ernest Moran was a negotiator for the United Auto Workers (UAW) and Administrative Assistant to UAW President Leonard Woodcock. Mr. Moran’s papers reflect his work for the UAW, particularly as a chief negotiator with auto and aerospace corporations.
Dates: 1942 - 1973
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Ernest J. Moran Papers
Leonard Woodcock Papers
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was a longtime labor figure who rose to the level of President of the UAW in 1970 and held the position until 1977. He then embarked on a renowned diplomatic career, first leading a mission to recover POW's and remains of those missing in action in Vietnam in 1977, and then serving as Chief of the US Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China (PRC). While in China, he negotiated with PRC leaders to establish full diplomatic relations between China and the US, officially...
Dates: 1911 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1993
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Leonard Woodcock Papers
Sharon Woodcock Oral History
Abstract In August 2002, Sharon Woodock attended an exhibit at the Walter P. Reuther Library honoring her husband, Leonard Woodcock, who died the previous year. She had recordings made of the exhibit and reminiscenses by herself and other prominent attendees. Collection consists of two Hi8 videotapes. Sharon Woodcock describes photos on display and discusses her husband's life, work, and legacy, alone and in conversation with others who knew him, including Philip Mason and Doug Fraser. Primary topics of...
UAW Local 157 Records
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 157 was an amalgamated tool and die local on the west side of Detroit, serving numerous shops. The records of the local document it operations and relationships with various companies whose employees they represented.
Dates: 1936 - 1966
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 157 Records
UAW Local 199 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
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 199 Records
UAW Local 239 Records
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 239 serviced General Motors plant employees in Baltimore, MD. The records of the local reflect its activities as representative of Fisher Body Plant workers, before they merged with Local 678, Chevrolet assembly operations.
Dates: 1948 - 1969
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 239 Records
UAW Local 280 Records
Abstract United Auto Workers Local 280 has served employees of the Continental Motors Corporation, Continental Aviation and Engineering Corporation and the Kaiser Corporation Detroit Engine Plant in Detroit, MI. The records of this local particularly document the problems which arise with the closing of a plant, such as the Detroit Engine Plant in 1954.
Dates: 1946 - 1961
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 280 Records
UAW Local 602 Records
Abstract United Auto Worker Local 602 services Fisher Body Division of General Motors in Lansing, MI. The local's records document routine operations as well as its contribution to the development of the UAW and the advancement of labor in the community.
Dates: 1937 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1959
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 602 Records
UAW President's Office: Howard Young Records
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:...
Dates: 1951 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1987
UAW President's Office: Leonard Woodcock Records
Abstract Leonard Woodcock was named President of the UAW in May 1970, following the death of Walter P. Reuther. He was elected to a full term in April, 1972, and again in 1974. In 1970 as UAW President Woodcock led a 67 day strike against General Motors which resulted in securing the “30 and out” retirement program and restoring full cost of living benefits. In the 1973 negotiations Woodcock secured further benefits for auto workers including dental insurance, restrictions on overtime, improved COLA and...
Dates: 1961 - 1977
UAW Presidents' Office Records
Abstract Files reflect the activities of UAW Presidents Walter P. Reuther, Leonard F. Woodcock and Douglas A. Fraser.
Dates: 1969 - 1983
UAW Public Relations Department Photographs and Sound and Video Recordings
Abstract Since the United Automobile Workers of America (UAW) was established as an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL) in August 1935, the union has maintained an office to deal with public relations. At that time, a "Committee on Publication" was formed, which became the "Publication Committee" in April 1936. The Committee subsequently became the "Publicity Department" in August 1936, when the UAW became an independent union affiliated with the Congress of Industrial Organizations...
Dates: 1929 - 2008; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1995
UAW Vice President's Office: Leonard Woodcock Records
Abstract Subjects include: UAW General Motors and Aerospace Departments; negotiations; rank and file attitude surveys; WSU BOG
Dates: 1950 - 1970