International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 833 (Kohler, Wis.)

Active 1897
Active 1965

Biographical notes:

Chartered in 1933 by the AFL as Federal Labor Union #18545. The company organized another union called the Kohler Workers' Association (KWA)(KWA). First Kohler strike took place in 1934. In 1952, the workers affiliated with the UAW. The second Kohler strike began in 1954 after unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a new contract. The union filed its first unfair labor practice complaint against Kohler Co. in July, 1954 that would not be settled until August, 1960.

From the description of UAW Local 833 records, 1897-1965, (bulk 1933-1960). (Wayne State University, Archives of Labor & Urban). WorldCat record id: 32321508


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