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Records 1933-1992.

Author: United Automobile, Aircraft, and Vehicle Workers of America. District 65.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Minutes are arranged to follow the changes in the structure of District 65 over the years. Originally divided into autonomous divisions based on the kinds of goods handled by the members, the union has at times been divided along local and geographic lines as well. The General Council is constitutionally the highest body in the District 65 governmental structure. The Executive Council has only the power to
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Genre/Form: Contracts
Lists
Advertisements
Clippings
Notes
Minutes
Inventories
Reports
Speeches
Briefs
Named Person: Robert Rogow; David Livingston; Arthur Osman; Cleveland L Robinson; Roger Keeran; Roger Keeran; Cleveland L Robinson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: United Automobile, Aircraft, and Vehicle Workers of America. District 65.
OCLC Number: 590662000
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. New York : Tamiment Libarary, [19--?]. 19 microfilm reels.
Description: 19 microfilm reels

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Minutes are arranged to follow the changes in the structure of District 65 over the years. Originally divided into autonomous divisions based on the kinds of goods handled by the members, the union has at times been divided along local and geographic lines as well. The General Council is constitutionally the highest body in the District 65 governmental structure. The Executive Council has only the power to recommend. Its functions are the preparation of programs and policies to be submitted to the General Council and the regular review of the union's departments. Included in this series (complete except for the minutes of the 1935 Executive Board meetings) are the minutes taken during the union's founding meeting in the living room of Arthur Osman's home. The Counsel Files series includes correspondence, legal briefs, transcripts, decisions and exhibits which document the major struggles of District 65 with employers, government and other unions. During the 1960s the union developed its own legal department with Eugene Eisner and then Donald Crody as chief counsel. Important files include those relating to 65's disaffiliation from the RWDSU in 1969 and the Employment Act suit brought by the union against Richard M. Nixon and other government officials. The files for John Wiley & Sons, Inc., v. Livingston, concerning the merger of a unionized corporation into a non-unionized corporation, which was decided by the Supreme Court, is also a part of this series.

The Finance Department series contains membership inventories and reports. The Finance Department, the union's control center, was responsible for the record-keeping and reporting duties that are generally associated with a treasurer's office. The Affiliates series contains shop files and grievance material from some of the unions that merged with District 65. Material in this series is predominantly from Local 5 (Sterns), Local 121 of the Gas, Coke and Chemical Workers, and the Drug Trade Salesmen's Union. The Grievances and Arbitration Dispositions series contains summaries of cases and actions taken. The Subject File series contains files concerning labor issues and union activities. Some of the information found in these files was collected by Robert Rogow in his capacity as Research Director for District 65. Of special interest is the material in the file titled "Minimum Wage" which deals with the Citizen's Commission on the Economy. David Livingston was a member of the commission. The Office of Economic Opportunity grant file concerns the Demonstration and Training Center for the Distritutive Trades that was instituted at Distributive 65 headquarters in 1966. Also included are the correspondence and transcripts relating to Labor for Peace, a coalition of unions, including District 65, opposed the Vietnam War. The materials in the Shop Files series vary from shop to shop. Contracts, correspondence, legal documents, wage schedules, industrial studies and economic analyses, political materials, documents from union raids, strike materials, circulars, company advertisements and documents, grievance letters, shop minutes, clipplings, organizing records, steward records, financial records, and organizer's shop notes and case histories from 1937 to 1971 are included. The Officer's Files series contains the papers of David Livingston, president; Cleveland Robinson, secretary-treasurer; and Frank Brown, director of organizing. The files reflect the full range of union activities, as well as individual political and charitable activities undertaken by each of the three. The ninety-five boxes of unprocessed materials are described to the box level only and cover the period from the late 1930s to 1991. They include general and office files, shop files, records of UAW, Local 2110, Legal Department records, materials dealing with the UAW merger (1982-1987), and files of long-time president David Livingstone and staff members Frank Brown and Roger Keeran.

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