UAW Local 686 (Lockport, NY) Audio-Visual Material

Collection Number: 5677 AV

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
UAW Local 686 (Lockport, NY) Audio-Visual Material, 1949-1952
Collection Number:
5677 AV
Creator:
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW);
United Auto Workers (UAW);
UAW Local 686;
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America
Quantity:
0.8 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Audiovisual materials, records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Audio cassettes of GM conferences in Lockport, NY and a Milwaukee Education conference.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, better known as the United Automobile Workers (UAW), is an American labor union that represents workers in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. Originally founded as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930's. While Walter Reuther was president (1946-1970) it was very politically active. The UAW was well known for getting high wages and pensions for the auto workers, but, had trouble getting the foregin car auto plants to join. After the 1970's the membership declined, blamed in part by the increase in automation, decrease in labor and the increase in Globalization. Now the UAW represents workers in industries from autos and auto parts to health care and casino gambling, as well as higher education. The union is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and has approximately 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members, belonging to 750 local unions.
SUBJECTS

Names:
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 686 (Lockport, NY)
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America.

Subjects:
Automobile industry workers -- Labor unions -- New York (State)-- Sources.

Form and Genre Terms:
Audiovisual materials.
Records (documents)


INFORMATION FOR USERS

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Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
UAW Local 686 (Lockport, NY) Audio-Visual Material #5677 AV. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related Collections:
5677: UAW Local 686 (Lockport, NY) Records
5677 mf: UAW Local 686 (Lockport, NY) Records on Microfilm

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Item 1 1952
Box 2 Item 1
Box 3 Item 1 1952
Box 4 Item 1 1949
Box 5 Item 1 1952
Box 6 Item 1 1952
Box 7 Item 1 1952