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Paul J. Goldener United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645 Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Paul J. Goldener United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645 Collection, 1922-1979Save to your list.

ID: URB/PJG

Primary Creator: Goldener, Paul J.

Extent: 17.05 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1926-1977

Series II: UAW Collective Bargaining, 1950-1976

Series III: Publications, Reports, and Programs, 1922-1979

Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, ca.1960-1970

Date Acquired: 00/00/1978

Subjects: Automobile industry workers - United States - Medical care, Goldener, Paul J., International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Lo - Archives

Forms of Material: Audio recordings, Paper records, Photographic material, Publications

Languages: English

Abstract

Paul J. Goldener was president of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645, Van Nuys, California from 1970-1978. The United Automobiles, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) was founded in 1936 by Walter P. Reuther as the collective bargaining representative for many of America's industrial workers. The records contained in the Goldener collection document the history, development and accomplishments of the UAW dating from 1937 to 1979. The bulk of the collection is composed of UAW administrative records such as constitutions and by-laws, agreements, demands, minutes, settlements, union reports and a variety of publications.

Biographical Note

Paul J. Goldener was president of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645, Van Nuys, California. The United Automobiles, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) was founded in 1936 by Walter P. Reuther as the collective bargaining representative for many of America’s industrial workers. One of the most dynamic and progressive unions in the world, the UAW membership has grown from 231,894 to over 1.7 million today. Progressing from a handful of local unions in the mid-1930s, the UAW now boasts 1,650 locals in the United States and Canada, representing employees in more than 3,800 plants. The union plays an important role in the lives of five million people in the UAW families.

The secret of UAW's success lies in its long-standing, pioneering efforts to improve the wages, security, working conditions and other benefits of the workers it represents on a contract-by-contract basis. Through collective bargaining, the UAW has won many benefits for its members, including paid holidays, equal pay for equal work, severance pay, company-paid life insurance, unemployment benefits, comprehensive health and safety provisions, relief time on the job, earlier retirement and continuing improvements in local plant working conditions.

In both the work place and in society as a whole, the UAW is guided by certain principles:  organization for the common good; preservation of dignity in the work place; a fair share of the fruits of increasing productivity; job and income security; community-citizenship responsibility; and brotherhood and solidarity... in the union, in the community, in the nation and in the world.

The function of the UAW goes beyond collective bargaining. It conducts schools and camps for active members and drop-in centers for retired members, it holds conferences with teachers and ministers, and it fights for justice in legislative halls, the United Nations, communities or on the picket lines. As former president of the UAW Leonard Woodcock said, "We in the UAW can say truthfully that wherever people seek justice we are with them."

The UAW is administered by the International Executive Board whose officials are elected by delegates to a constitutional convention held every two years. Delegates from a geographic region, elected by secret ballot, choose a regional director who takes charge of UAW affairs in that region. The regional directors and the International officers constitute the International Executive Board of the UAW.

The membership meeting is the top authority in the local union and must be held once each month. All officers of the local union are elected by the membership at secret ballot elections every three years. The program and policies of the local union are the result of rank-and-file action taken after open debate in membership meetings. The members elect, by secret ballot, their representatives to the UAW Constitutional Convention.

The UAW is proud of its past achievements and dedicated to creating a better tomorrow -- a greater measure of social justice, a higher degree of economic security and higher standards of living for its members and their families and communities.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Paul J. Goldener United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 645 Collection documents the history, development ,and accomplishments of the UAW dating from 1937 to 1977. The bulk of the collection is composed of UAW administrative records such as constitutions and by-laws, agreements, demands, minutes, settlements, union reports and a variety of publications. Also included are resolutions, manuals on labor laws, labor cases, federal registers, newsletters, press releases, brochures, pamphlets, handbooks, correspondence, newspaper clippings, addresses, essays and testimony. The major portion part of the collection deals with UAW Local #645, based in Van Nuys, California. It has been arranged in four series: Administrative Records (1926-1977), UAW Collective Bargaining (1950-1976), Publications, Reports and Programs (1922-1979), and Non-Manuscript Material (ca.1960-1970).

Series I, Administrative Records, consists predominantly of UAW constitutions and by-laws, reports of UAW presidents to the national constitutional conventions, correspondence, minutes, employees' reports, memorandums, and resolutions, which combine to document workings of the UAW and its locals. The files are arranged alphabetically.

Series II, UAW Collective Bargaining, consists of agreements, demands and settlements, including grievance cases, disposition proposals, and guidelines for handling grievances. The records in this series document the UAW's struggles and achievements at the bargaining table. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Series III, Publications, Reports, and Programs, consists of essays and addresses by union leaders, government documents, general and professional periodicals, pamphlets, handbooks, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuals, and educational booklets pertaining to labor history, health insurance plans and benefits, labor cases and legislation, auto industry, labor publications and education. Of particular interest are copies of the Valley Auto and Air News, organ of UAW Local # 645, dating from October 1952 to December 1967. The files are arranged alphabetically with respect to format and size of materials.

Series IV, Non-Manuscript Material, includes audio cassettes, photographs, and posters. Audio recordings include addresses given by UAW leaders at and highlights of the UAW 1970 Special Convention, and photographs and posters document the history and progress of strikes, collective bargaining, and political involvement of the UAW.

Subject/Index Terms

Automobile industry workers - United States - Medical care
Goldener, Paul J.
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Lo - Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & Archives

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Acquisition Source: Paul J. Goldener

Original/Copies Note: Digital reproductions of selected items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library. For more information please see http://digital-library.csun.edu/.

Preferred Citation: For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.

Processing Information: Robert G. Marshall, Xiaoquan Han, 1987

Finding Aid Revision History:

Kimberlee M. Lico, 2005

Special Collections and Archives staff, 2012


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Records, 1926-1977]
[Series II: UAW Collective Bargaining, 1950-1976]
[Series III: Publications, Reports, and Programs, 1922-1979]
[Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, ca. 1960-1970],
[All]

Series I: Administrative Records, 1926-1977Save to your list.
Box 1Save to your list.
Folder 1: American Federation of Guards Local #1: Constitution and By-lawsSave to your list.
Folder 2: Blue Cross: Correspondence, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 3: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Appeal Committee Meeting, January 1970-April 1970Save to your list.
Folder 4: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Appeal Committee Meeting, November 1971-January 1972Save to your list.
Folder 5: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Appeal Committee Meeting, February 1972-January 1973Save to your list.
Folder 6: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, November 1971Save to your list.
Folder 7: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, January 1972-February 1972Save to your list.
Folder 8: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, March 1972Save to your list.
Folder 9: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, April 1972-May 1972Save to your list.
Folder 10: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, June 1972-July 1972Save to your list.
Folder 11: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, August 1972-September 1972Save to your list.
Folder 12: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, October 1972Save to your list.
Folder 13: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, November 1972-December 1972Save to your list.
Box 2Save to your list.
Folder 1: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, January 1973Save to your list.
Folder 2: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Correspondence, February 1973Save to your list.
Folder 3: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Local Demands Meeting, July 1973-August 1973Save to your list.
Folder 4: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Local Demands Meeting, September 1973-October 1973Save to your list.
Folder 5: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Local Demands Meeting, November 1973-December 1973Save to your list.
Folder 6: GM Assembly Division: Minutes of Meetings Between Management and UAW Local #10, February 1977Save to your list.
Folder 7: GM Assembly Division: Minutes of Meetings Between Management and UAW Local #276, January 1977-April 1977Save to your list.
Folder 8: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, November 1969-December 1969Save to your list.
Folder 9: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, March 1970Save to your list.
Folder 10: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, April 1970Save to your list.
Folder 11: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, May 1970-July 1970Save to your list.
Folder 12: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, December 1970Save to your list.
Folder 13: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, January 1971-February 1971Save to your list.
Box 3Save to your list.
Folder 1: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, March 1971-April 1971Save to your list.
Folder 2: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, May 1971-June 1971Save to your list.
Folder 3: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, July 1971-August 1971Save to your list.
Folder 4: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, September 1971-December 1971Save to your list.
Folder 5: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, January 1972-April 1972Save to your list.
Folder 6: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Management-Shop Committee Meetings, May 1972-August 1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Monthly Employees' Report, July 1970-August 1970Save to your list.
Folder 8: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Monthly Employees' Report, December 1970-April 1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Monthly Employees' Report, May 1971-October 1971Save to your list.
Folder 10: GM Assembly Division, Van Nuys Plant: Minutes of Skilled Trades Meetings, May 1970-July 1970Save to your list.
Folder 11: GM Fisher Body Division, Los Angeles Plant: Employees' Report, November 1967-December 1968Save to your list.
Box 4Save to your list.
Folder 1: GM Fisher Body Division, Los Angeles Plant: Employees' Report, January 1969-November 1969Save to your list.
Folder 2: GM National Conference: Legislative Report, 1966Save to your list.
Folder 3: Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union: Constitution, 1947 June 11Save to your list.
Folder 4: Northeast Valley Health Corporation: Memo, 1974Save to your list.
Folder 5: Northeast Valley Health Corporation: Minutes of Board of Directors, March 1974-June 1974Save to your list.
Folder 6: Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1970Save to your list.
Folder 7: The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Shipbuilders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, Local #92: By-laws, 1970 March 23Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 18th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report of President Walter P. Reuther, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 18th UAW Constitutional Convention: Resolutions, 1962Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Proceedings, 1964 March 20-1964 March 27Save to your list.
Folder 11: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Proposed Resolutions, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 12: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report I of President Walter P. Reuther, 1964Save to your list.
Box 5Save to your list.
Folder 1: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report II of President Walter P. Reuther, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 2: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report III of President Walter P. Reuther, 1963Save to your list.
Folder 3: The 19th UAW Constitutional Convention: Resolutions Committee Report I-IV, 1964Save to your list.
Folder 4: The 21st UAW Constitutional Convention: Report of President Walter P. Reuther, 1968Save to your list.
Folder 5: The 22nd UAW Constitutional Convention: Resolutions, April 1970Save to your list.
Folder 6: The 23rd UAW Constitutional Convention: Report I of President Leonard Woodcock, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 7: The 23rd UAW Constitutional Convention: Resolutions, 1972Save to your list.
Folder 8: The 24th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report of Appeals Committee, June 1974Save to your list.
Folder 9: The 25th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report I of President Leonard Woodcock, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 10: The 25th UAW Constitutional Convention: Report II of President Leonard Woodcock, 1977Save to your list.
Folder 11: UAW Amendments to the Constitution, 1958Save to your list.
Folder 12: UAW Constitution, March 1955Save to your list.
Folder 13: UAW Constitution, April 1957Save to your list.
Folder 14: UAW Constitution, October 1959Save to your list.
Box 6Save to your list.
Folder 1: UAW Constitution, May 1926Save to your list.
Folder 2: UAW Constitution, March 1964Save to your list.
Folder 3: UAW Constitution, April 1972Save to your list.
Folder 4: UAW General Motors Corporation: Wage Manual, 1961Save to your list.
Folder 5: UAW General Motors Department: Correspondence, 1971-1975Save to your list.
Folder 6: UAW Import & Export Conference: Minutes I, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 7: UAW Import & Export Conference: Minutes II, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 8: UAW Import & Export Conference: Minutes III, 1971Save to your list.
Folder 9: UAW Local #10: Minutes of Appeal Meetings, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 10: UAW Local #31: Minutes of Shop Committee-Management Meetings, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 11: UAW Local #49: By-lawsSave to your list.
Folder 12: UAW Local #216: Minutes of Meetings with Management, 1970 October 31Save to your list.
Folder 13: UAW Local #645: By-lawsSave to your list.
Folder 14: UAW Local #645: Correspondence, 1961-1974Save to your list.
Folder 15: UAW Local #645: Minutes of Insurance Meetings, 1975Save to your list.
Folder 16: UAW Special Collective Bargaining Convention: Program, March 1976Save to your list.
Folder 17: UAW Special Collective Bargaining Convention: Program, March 1976Save to your list.
Folder 18: United Way of California: Minutes of Board of Directors, 1974Save to your list.

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Administrative Records, 1926-1977]
[Series II: UAW Collective Bargaining, 1950-1976]
[Series III: Publications, Reports, and Programs, 1922-1979]
[Series IV: Non-Manuscript Material, ca. 1960-1970],
[All]


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