United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America

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Duration: 1935 -
Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Newsletter: Mayekiso Trial Update


The United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America International Union (UAW) has more than 800 locals in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. UAW President Walter Reuther was involved with the American Committee on Africa until his death in 1970. The UAW Governmental and International Affairs staff, based in Washington, DC, deals with the White House, cabinet-level departments, including the State Department and the U.S. Trade Representative, and other federal agencies. On the international front, the department coordinates the UAW's day-to-day contacts with unions in other countries and organizations such as the International Metalworkers Federation and the International Labor Organization. The department played a central role in the UAW's support for the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. Among its highest priorities is promoting labor and human rights as a basic condition of international trade agreements. (Source: UAW website)

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Title: UAW President's Office: Walter P. Reuther Collection
Time Span: 1959-1970 (approximately) Africa material
Description: Walter P. Reuther was a leader of the United Automobile Workers Union of which he was elected President in March 1946. See especially Series XV, Organizations, 1946-1970, Boxes 467-539. Files related to Africa include: American Committee for Assistance to Tunisia, 1969-1970; American Committee on Africa, 1959-1970; American Negro Leadership Conference on Africa, 1962-1968.
Housed At: Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
Location: 5401 Cass Ave., Detroit MI 48202, United States
Catalog/Finding Aid: view
Restrictions: Unknown, contact depository institution in advance
Phone: 313-577-4024
Reference Email: reutherreference@wayne.edu
Related Website: http://www.reuther.wayne.edu

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Title: United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Workers of America (UAW) - Moses Mayekiso Campaign
Time Span: 1987?-1989?
Description: The UAW launched a campaign to free South African union leader Moses Mayekiso. The American Committee of Jurists, which monitored the case, was convened at the invitation of Owen Bieber, president of the UAW. The campaign operated out of its Government and International Affairs office in Washington, DC. This collection includes two Mayekiso Trial Update newsletters, two pamphlets and a postcard.
Housed At: Michigan State University Library, African Activist Archive
Location: Special Collections, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, United States
Phone: 517-353-8700
Related Website: http://www.lib.msu.edu/