University of Texas Arlington

UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Records:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.)
Title: UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Records
Dates: 1962-1979
1962-1970
Abstract: Local 276 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, also known as the UAW, was organized for workers at the General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Arlington, Texas and was chartered on March 11, 1954. Records contain letter, by-laws, election returns, brochures, program, clippings, telegrams, agreement, and newsletter. The bulk of the collection is newspaper clippings which describe the strikes at the General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, in 1964, 1967, and 1970.
Identification: AR148
Extent: 6 folders (0.16 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Historical Note

Local 276 of the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, also known as the UAW, was organized for workers at the General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Arlington, Texas and was chartered on March 11, 1954. The headquarters of Local 276 was located in Grand Prairie, Texas.


Scope and Contents

Records contain letter, by-laws, election returns, brochures, program, clippings, telegrams, agreement, and newsletter. The bulk of the collection is newspaper clippings which describe the strikes at the General Motors Corporation assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, in 1964, 1967, and 1970. Included are photocopies of a newspaper column, "U.A.W. Speaks Out," by the Texas Community Action Program Council, November, 1969-June, 1970, which appeared in the Citizen-Journal, Arlington, Texas; printed material about union participation issued by the international; and a history of Local 276, "Twenty-five Years of Solidarity."


Restrictions

Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Organizations
International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.)--Records and correspondence.
General Motors Corporation--History--Sources.
Subjects
Automobile industry workers--Labor unions--Texas--Grand Prairie--History--Sources.
Strikes and lockouts--Texas--Arlington--History--Sources.
General Motors Corporation Strike, Arlington, Texas, 1964--History--Sources.
General Motors Corporation Strike, Arlington, Texas, 1967--History--Sources.
General Motors Corporation Strike, Arlington, Texas, 1970--History--Sources.
Places
Arlington (Tex.)--History--Sources.
Alternate Titles
Texas Labor Archives

Related Material

AR186: UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Collection (1963-1975)AR372: UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Records (1954-1990)


Administrative Information

Citation

UAW Local 276 (Grand Prairie, Tex.) Records, AR276, Box Number, Folder Number, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries.

Acquisition

Gift, 1975.


Administrative Information

Grant Support

The retrospective updating and conversion of this finding aid was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Special Collections "Documenting Democracy: Access to Historical Records" project, 2014-2015.


Container List

Box Folder
1 1 By-Laws, 1962
(adopted 1962)
2 Printed materials, 1965-1979
Newsletters, flyers, brochures, "Twenty-five Years of Solidarity: The History of UAW Local 276"-booklet
3 Strike, 1964
Miscellaneous Records
4 Strike, 1967
Miscellaneous Records
5 Strike, 1970
"Major Priorities - 1970 Negotiations of the National Agreement as Adopted by local 276, clippings
6 "UAW Speaks Out" - Newspaper column by the Texas UAW Community Action Program Council, November, 1969-June, 1970