UAW Local 1714

History

 

In 1935, 200 delegates from auto plants all over the United States meet in Detroit for the founding convention of the United Automobile Workers of America.

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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. Read more >>>

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