Arthur Hughes Papers

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Mr. Hughes served as the assistant director of the UAW Chrysler Department beginning in 1948, and was actively involved in Chrysler negotiations until he retired in 1978. He previously served in several elected positions, including president, of UAW Local 140 in Warren, Michigan. Part I of Mr. Hughes' papers consist of correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings which cover principally the Chrysler negotiations from 1945 to 1960. Part II primarily covers his years in the UAW Chrysler Dept., chronically thirty years of relations between the UAW and Chrysler (1948-1978). It includes material on the benefits program, leadership education, pre-retirement counselling, dissident labor groups, and the various local committees involvement & activities of Mr. Hughes. Important correspondents include Walter P. Reuther, Douglas Fraser, and Leonard Woodcock.

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