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Guide to the United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Records WAG.006

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 01, 2019
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 Updated by Megan O'Shea to incorporate material from accession number 2019.076  , June 2019

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Creator: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. District 65
Source: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. District 65
Title: United Automobile Workers of America, District 65 Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1933-1999
Abstract: The labor union now known as District 65, UAW, was organized in 1933, by Arthur Osman and in 1938 became Local 65 of the United Retail and Wholesale Employees of America, CIO. In 1948, Local 65's leadership refused to sign the Taft-Hartley Act's non-communist affidavits, and Local 65, seceded from its parent union and the CIO but rejoined in 1954 as District 65 of the RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union). In 1969, differences, including the union's opposition to the Vietnam War, led to District 65's disaffiliation from the RWDSU and the formation of the National Council of Distributive Workers of America. In 1979, District 65 joined the United Automobile Workers. Though at first primarily composed of Jewish workers, the union expanded to include persons of various geographical and ethnic backgrounds from the retail and manufacturing sectors, clerical personnel, salesclerks, writers, editors, technicians, and lawyers. The collection contains minutes, shop files, arbitrations, grievances, counsel files, membership information and reports, financial material, and the records of some of the unions that were affiliated with District 65 throughout its history.
Quantity: 266 Linear Feet in 272 boxes
Call Phrase: WAG.006