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United Auto Workers Local 882, Ford Assembly Plant Scrapbooks collection

 Collection
Identifier: L2009-01

Scope and Contents

This collections contains scrapbooks (1979-2006) that include photographs, news clippings, articles, invitations, announcements, and other materials related to the Hapeville, GA, Ford Assembly Plant and its workers, including members of the United Auto Workers Local 882 (Atlanta, Ga.)

Dates

  • 1979-2006

Creator

Restrictions of Access

Unrestricted Access.

Historical Note about United Auto Workers, Local 882 (Atlanta, Ga.)

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. It was founded as part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) in the 1930s and grew rapidly from 1936 to the 1950s. The union played a major role in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party under the leadership of Walter Reuther (president 1946–1970). It was known for gaining high wages and pensions for auto workers, but it was unable to unionize auto plants built by foreign-based car makers in the South after the 1970s, and it went into a steady decline in membership; reasons for this included increased automation, decreased use of labor, movements of manufacturing (including reaction to NAFTA), and increased globalization. UAW members in the 21st century work in industries including autos and auto parts, health care, casino gambling, and higher education. The union is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.

Chartered in July 1941, UAW Local No. 882 is located in Atlanta, Georgia. The local represented workers at Ford Motor Company's Atlanta Assembly Plant in Hapeville, Georgia, during its operation (1947-2006).

Extent

7 Item(s) (7 Scrapbooks)

Language of Materials

English

Title
United Auto Workers Local 882:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Ford Assembly Plant Scrapbooks at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
April 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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