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Finding Aid to the Riggers' and Stevedores' Union Records, 1906-1919
larc.ms.0097  
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Description
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.
Background
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).
Extent
1.25 cubic feet (1 carton)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.