UAW Studebaker-Packard Department Records

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The United Auto Workers Studebaker-Packard Department was organized shortly after the merger of the two companies in 1954 when economic factors, including automation, were making it necessary for small plants and corporations to combine in order to successfully compete with the larger automobile manufacturers. The department was made up of locals from both companies in Detroit, Southbend, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Canada. The department's records document the years of financial crisis for the company, including a management agreement with Curtiss Wright in 1956, as well as operations of the six locals that comprised the department.

1950-1962, bulk 1954-1962
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