United Auto Workers, Local 1010 Records
Scope and Content
The records consist of publications and materials pertaining to the United Auto Workers union, local 1010, and its representation of employees of the Lycoming AVCO Manufacturing Corporation. The records consist of published agreements, manuals, booklets, newsletters and assorted ephemera from the union. Spanning the years 1957 to 1988, the records contain wage and benefit guides, weekly memorandums and newsletters, membership cards, retirement benefit guides, and "Hot News" fliers published by the United Auto Workers union.
The collection is open and available for research.
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Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.
The United Auto Workers (UAW) is a labor union which has represented workers in the aerospace, automobile, and agricultural industries in the United States since 1935. The United Auto Workers were originally a part of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), but grew rapidly during the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950 to become an important advocate for workers' rights in the United States. Officially known as the United Automobile, Aircraft and Agricultural Implement Workers of America the United Auto Workers Local 1010 was a Connecticut branch of the union, representing workers at Lycoming Engine.
Located in the town of Stratford, Connecticut, Lycoming manufactured turbine engines, producing between six and seven hundred engines a year by 1961. However, as the demand for engines diminished by the 1980s Lycoming began to shift their operations elsewhere, and in 1986 sold the company to Textron. By 1999 the Stratford based plant was sold again, this time to AlliedSignal, later becoming a part of Honeywell Aerospace.
The records focus primarily on the period when the plant was owned and operated by Lycoming Engine. The documentation is primarily related to the relationship between Lycoming and United Auto Workers Local 1010 during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
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Documents and publications pertaining to the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, local 1010, and its representation of employees of Lycoming Engines in Stratford, Connecticut. The records contain published agreements, manuals, booklets, newsletters and assorted ephemera from the union, spanning the years 1957 to 1988.
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