Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Bette Murphy Papers
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 148 (Douglas Aircraft-Long Beach), Bette Murphy was the first woman at Douglas to hold positions of supervisor and manufacturing engineer. Murphy's papers document the affairs of Local 148 throughout her career from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Dates: 1942 - 1981
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Bette Murphy Papers
Irma Mortimer Stewart Papers
Abstract The daughter of United Auto Workers (UAW) organizer Wyndham Mortimer, Irma Mortimer Stewart worked as a union organizer of the California aircraft industry. The Irma Mortimer Stewart Collection includes personal papers, as well as documents related to family friends, Henry and Dorothy Krause, and to Wyndham Mortimer’s career. Included are autographed drafts of Henry Kraus’ books, The Many and the Few, and, In the City, and a corrected early draft of Wyndham Mortimer’s book, Organize!
Dates: 1930 - 1988
UAW Aerospace Department Records
Abstract The records of the Aerospace Department within the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. These records document the affairs of the department and locals that represent aerospace workers in the US and Canada. According to the UAW, the “UAW Aerospace Department coordinates bargaining for UAW-represented workers in both the commercial and defense sectors of the aerospace industry.”
Dates: 1942 - 2003
UAW Local 887 Records
Abstract Local 887 of the United Auto Workers was borne out of labor struggles between its predecessor union, UAW-CIO Local 683, and North American Aviation in Los Angeles, CA shortly before American involvement in WWII. Because of the company's production of military aircraft, the federal government has historically been closely involved with labor disputes affecting Local 887's members. The records of UAW Local 887 reflect the union's long struggle with management over such issues as wages and union...
Dates: 1938 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1977
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / UAW Local 887 Records
Wyndham Mortimer Papers
Abstract As United Auto Workers (UAW) Vice-President, Wyndham Mortimer worked to organize the employees of General Motors Fisher Body Plant, which led to the Flint Sit-Down Strike of 1936-1937, and later participated in the negotiations that achieved the first UAW-GM contract. Mr. Mortimer was active in factional struggles within the UAW as a leader of the Unity Caucus and was ultimately expelled from the UAW with charges of Communist allegiance. Mr. Mortimer’s papers document his work in the UAW,...
Dates: 1943 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1962
Found in: Walter P. Reuther Library / Wyndham Mortimer Papers