Series documents activities, employees and members of the union. Series includes photographs of employees on picket lines including: Butcher Engineering (Local 1285, Brampton, Ont. ca. 1970), Douglas Aircraft (Local 1967, Malton Ont., November 1971), Lanark Local 1383 (Dunnville, Ont. 1970), Northern Electric office workers (Bramalea, Ont., May 1973), American Motors Company (1970s), Chromalox Company (Local 252), de Havilland Aircraft (Local 112, Downsview, Ont.), Lux Time (Local 1256), Ferro Co. (Local 1205, Brampton, Ont., 1970s), Ford (Local 707, Oakville, Ont.), Fruehauf (Local 252), and Rubbermaid (Local 252, Toronto), 1970s).
Photographs also depict safety tour of the Sicard Plant (St. Therese, Quebec, ca. 1970), women workers on the Ford assembly line (Oakville and St. Thomas, Ont., ca. 1970), General Motors collective bargaining (Quebec, 1970s), Soviet workers' delegation dinner (Port Elgin, Ont., August 1974), Japanese auto workers delegation (North America-Japan Metal Workers Conference, Toronto, August 1978), and the annual meeting (Vancouver, May 1972), Collective Bargaining Committee (Rockwell, Ont. and Chrysler, Ont., 1970s) and Unemployment Insurance Committee (1970s) of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), the Civil Rights March (Washington, D.C., 28 August 1963) and United Farm Workers of America Convention (Fresno, California, August 1975).
The following individuals are documented: Dennis McDermott, Ed Broadbent, Gerard Docquier, Joe Clark, Joe Morris, Victor Reuther, Walter and Liselotte Neuret, Eva Dundys, Emil Mazey, Bryce Mackasey, Doug Fraser, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Claude Jodoin, Charles E. Brooks, Red Parent, David Lewis, Walter Reuther, Cesar Chavez.
Other photographs depict President Walter Reuther addressing UAW conference (ca. 1967); 200 provincial police enter Kirkland Lake during Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers strike at gold mines (1941); District Council 26 UAW CIO Toronto; aerial photograph of the automobile blockade around the Ford plant (Windsor, Ontario, November 1945); UAW conferences and meetings in Canada (ca. 1974-1978, including a collective bargaining conference in Toronto from April 10-11, 1976 and a Canadian council meeting in Ottawa on February 17, 1975); photographs extracted from the working files in the education series, Labour College of Canada; hate graffiti in a washroom from Hamilton and Oakville Sub-regional Office Series; National Pensioners and Senior Citizens Federation (1972-1976); Soviet trip (1974); Canadian UAW Retired Worker Council and Conference (1971); picketers against General Motors (Local 222, Oshawa, 1955-1956); UAW Director for Canada George Burt and International Secretary Treasurer Emil Mazey; Leonard Woodcock; Ford workers meet at City Hall after Equal Pay Victory, largest plant strike in Canadian history (1943); Carl Anderson; Art Sears; George Haywood; signing of agreement between Crown Electrical Manufacturing and UAW Local 397 (Brantford, 1947); picket line, Ottawa Car and Aircraft (Local 641, 1948); Labour parade (Local 641, Ottawa, 1947).
Photographs are by Photo Features Ltd., Fred Ward, Black Star, CP Photo, CALM Photo Service, CPA Murray Mosher, Julien Le Bourdais, Junebug Clark, Gaby Hoz, Chas Colero, Bill Bishop, Rapid Grip and Batten Ltd., Marcel Ray, Jack Mitchell, Irv King, Solidarity Photo, Chase Studio Ltd., Barney Gloster Studio, Gene Daniels, Black Star, Ellen Tobie, Cliff Kalick Photography, Jim Yardley, Brian Willer, Dick Darrell, Ray McFadden, and unknown photographers.