UAW Local 1714

LOCAL 1714 HISTORY

The people of Fisher Body were meeting at the Community Center in Newton Falls, Ohio. Bill Casstevens (the newly elected Regional Director of the U.A.W) gave the go ahead for a vote to determine if there would be a separate local union for the Fisher Body Plant or if the workers would belong to the local already organized at the adjoining Chevrolet Passenger Car Assembly Plant With a unanimous vote the people of Fisher Body made the choice to be a separate local. The certification of Local 1714 was finalized by the U.A.W. International Executive Board and our charter was issued.

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