The Riggers' and Stevedores' Union Records include nine bound volumes of minutes from meetings from the years 1906-1919, and
four folders of loose items from the years 1906-1918.
The first evidence of labor action by longshoremen in San Francisco was recounted in the newspaper Alta California in May 1851, when dock workers struck for $6.00 a day in a struggle to maintain their standard of living as prices rose precipitously
due to the inflation typical of the early Gold Rush economy (Selvin, A Terrible Anger, 20).
1.25 cubic feet (1 carton)
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