We are local 862 spotlight members honoring our members. If local 600 can have a substantial impact in a metro area of 4. The uaw 212 cio flying squad comes back to life one afternoon. The uaw largest local is no longer local 600 at fords river rouge complex in dearborn, michigan, but a. Collection consists of an audio recording of reminiscences by marrin about his time with the uaw, as well as his prior experiences with the mechanics educational society of america mesa. This tribute sponsored by uaw local 400 honors those brave veterans of our armed forces serving in the army, navy, air force and marine corps that have given their life for our everyday freedom. She was a devoted trade unionist and member of local 600.
For almost two decades, august meier and elliott ru. A closely researched study of the united auto workers local 600 at the ford river rouge plant in detroit and that locals battle with uaw president walter reuther over the 30hour workweek. The united automobile, aerospace and agricultural implement workers of america international unionalso known as the united automobile workers uawis a labor union mainly comprised of american automobile manufacturing employees but that also includes unionized casino and higher education workers. Uaw seeks to ram through ford sellout by jerry white 18 october 2011 the united auto workers apparatus has pulled out all the stops to defeat rankand. The uaw 212 cio flying squad comes back to life one. Shorter hours, the uaw, and the and millions of other books are. Uaw members in the 21st century work in industries as diverse as autos and auto parts, health care, casino gambling, and higher education. Uaw local 600 10550 dix ave dearborn, mi auto parts stores. Uaw launches historic flint, michigan, sitdown strike at gm dec.
This book explores the international leadership of the aflcio, the uaw and uaw local 600, the worlds largest union local, and reveals that overall, workingclass response to the vietnam war mirrored that of the american society as a whole. All uaw members are invited to be part of the heart of america memorial. Uaw officials try to bully workers for opposing ford deal at michigan. Contracts uaw local 6000 state of michigan employees.
John havens, president, plans taken to international. Working usa jonathan cutler has written an excellent, tightly focused study of the internecine power struggles between the walter reutherled united auto workers uaw and local 600 at the river rouge ford complex outside detroit. The first uaw contract with ford motor company was signed june 20, and ratified by the local july 22, 1941. The decline of local 600 as a venue for dissent within the uaw had significance far beyond the walls of the rouge. Chartered august 9, 1938, uaw local 600 did not gain much worker support until the rouge plantwide strike of april 1, 1941. Local 600 covers 7,800 workers at the dearborn truck plant, which builds fords highly profitable f150 pickup trucks, along with dearborn. The office of labormanagement standards olms requires unions to report how they spent their money in a number of categories. Gamble, a welder fixture repairman, joined the uaw in 1974 when he was hired at the ford motor co. Local 600 was the union at fords river rouge factory, which in turn employed eightyfive thousand workers at its peak. Uaw suing gm over using temp workers instead of laidoff lordstown workers at fort wayne plant duration. Includes e books, book rental, and books purchased through online retailers and applicable shipping costs. The labor union representing workers in auto, aircraft and agricultural implement manufacturing and other industries in the u. Bureau of the census, city and county data books washington, d. In other words it was as large as many international unions of the time.
Uaw local 1700 8230 east eight mile road detroit, michigan 48234 phone. To see all pages you must be a union member of local 6000 and login or register join us. Rapsons career as a trade unionist and community leader began in 1965 when he joined uaw local 659 while working at the general motors chevrolet engine plant in flint, michigan. The technicians and artisans in our union are the creators of the visual images on the big screen, the television screen and our computer screen. Uaw local 600 was chartered august 9, 1938, but did not gain much worker. Sep 01, 2009 in labors time, jonathan cutler has written a closely researched study of the united auto workers local 600 at the ford river rouge plant in detroit and that locals battle with uaw president walter reuther over the 30hour workweek. Thanks for writing about the history that was made by uaw local 659. Uaw membership continues to plummet world socialist web site. Uaw seeks to ram through ford sellout world socialist web site.
This websites sole purpose is to act as a primary resource of timely and accurate news and information effecting this local uaw local 6000 is an integral part and share the same principle as the uaw international, to secure economic and social justice for all people if you would like additional information you can call 1 800 243 1985. My sisters and brothers, in todays message, id like to once again thank all of my uaw family for everything youre doing to help keep our communities and our nation safe. It gave me a chance to relive a memorable period of time in my live. Ford ford factory in spain shut down after workers. Union facts united auto workers, local 600 profile. Oct 18, 2011 uaw seeks to ram through ford sellout by jerry white 18 october 2011 the united auto workers apparatus has pulled out all the stops to defeat rankandfile opposition and impose a new fouryear. Automobile workers uaw local 600 employed in fords river rouge. Uaw seeks to ram through ford sellout world socialist. Make sure all employees get benefit books, letters on insurance benefits, pensions, etc. The purpose of the uaw local 600 facebook page is to provide timely information and other resources to our membership. The uaw largest local is no longer local 600 at fords river rouge complex in dearborn, michigan, but a unit representing. Long after reuther was able to use the power of his bureaucratic machine to overwhelm the political culture within smaller locals, local 600 had been able to maintain its independence. Black detroit and the rise of the uaw by august meier. Uaw has 390,000 active members and more than 600,000 retired members.
Uaw local 600 takes direct action against tide of motown. He immediately became active in uaw local 600 and served numerous elected and appointed positions. May 11, 2017 this article won third place best labor history story in the 2018 international labor communications associations labor media awards. She earned a berth in history books as a leader for the labor movement, african americans. The international union, united automobile, aerospace, and agricultural implement workers of. This book reconstructs a struggle for economic change and union power that raged from wwii into the 1960s. International union of united automobile, aerospace and agricultural implement workers of america. It has more than 391,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members in over 600 local unions, and holds 1,150 contracts with some 1,600 employers.
The author is quite good at establishing the political climate within the union and local 600 where much of the story takes place. Apr 14, 2020 the uaw international executive board is saddened by the passing today of our brother and former uaw vice president cal rapson. From 1993 to 2002, he was elected to three terms as the locals recording secretary. The new legal services plan is called the uawfcafordgeneral motors legal services plan plan. The book centers on the maverick local 600, representing the tens of thousands of workers at fords enormous river rouge plant, and its oppositional relationship to uaw president walter reuther. The uaw local 2250 labor library is now featuring the best book ever written about the flint sitdown strike that resulted in gm recognizing the uaw. Blaine marrin was a former president of uaw local 157 and an active uaw member since 1937. Apr 29, 2015 uaw suing gm over using temp workers instead of laidoff lordstown workers at fort wayne plant duration. Apr 18, 2012 local 600s activism in fighting foreclosures has the potential for energizing other locals of the uaw and other unions.
My father was the youngest uaw local 659 president flint,mi and our life gave us a world view that not many can say they experienced. List of united auto workers local unions famous quotes containing the words list of andor list. Guide to the uaw local 600 records lr000176 page 4 return to table of contents history uaw local 600 was chartered august 9, 1938, but did not gain much worker support until the rouge plantwide strike of april 1, 1941. This article won third place best labor history story in the 2018 international. Uaw local 600 10550 dix, dearborn, michigan 48120 rated 4. This book reconstructs a struggle for economic change and union power that raged from wwii into the 1960s and was forgotten soon after that. By 1941, the year ford agreed to recognize the uaw, local 600 was the largest local in the world, and its racial composition was unique. Fresh and boldly written, labors time offers a new history of labor, and. The primary battle over the shorter hours demand played out between reuther and carl stellato, president of local 600 through the 1950s. A mans interest in a single bluebird is worth more than a complete but dry list of the fauna and flora of a town. There is dramatic progress in antiwar sentiment at historic united auto workers uaw local 600, which represents 30,000 active and retired. Uaw local 600 facts spirit of king award miller cohen, plc.
The international union, united automobile, aerospace, and agricultural implement workers of america, better known as the united auto workers uaw, is an american labor union that represents workers in the united states including puerto rico and canada. One of the most unique locals within the uaw was local 600. List of united auto workers local unions list of uaw locals. Established in 1937, local 600 was the conglomeration of foundry workers at fords river rouge facilities. The union represents workers in various sectors including universities, manufacturers, corporations and nonprofit organizations.
His insightful and deeply researched study into the struggles compose the majority of his book. Local 600s activism in fighting foreclosures has the potential for energizing other locals of the uaw and other unions. Uaw local 6000 state of michigan employees advocating for office, technical and professionals workers. I have said for some time that the only litmus test in reopening the economy is whether you would send your son or daughter into the workplace.1404 723 853 758 1184 149 519 195 466 507 1094 595 500 550 67 154 106 823 246 1227 481 415 1475 1236 719 1198 680 1173 32 1444 750 83 777 540 992 71 738 1340 904 860 1405 1362 439 1175 1214 1366