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

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
Place Name Admin Code Country
Middle West
Detroit (Mich.)
Kohler (Wis.)
Strikes and lockouts--Plumbing and heating industry
Grievance arbitration
Labor unions--Elections
Plumbing industry
Plumbing industry--Records and correspondence
Labor union locals
Collective labor agreements
Industrial relations
Skilled labor
Collective bargaining--Plumbing industry
Labor unions--Organizing
Company unions
Labor unions--Records and correspondence
Wages--Plumbing industry
Labor disputes
Labor movement
Labor unions

Corporate Body

Active 1897

Active 1965

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