United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records

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Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database 04/08/2008
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Fax: 619-594-0466


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791
Fax: 619-594-0466
Creator: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.)
Title: United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records
Dates: 1918-1988
Quantity: 15.00
Abstract: The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 Records consist of membership records, minutes of meetings, financial records, Local 135 publications, and miscellany. The collection is divided into series, and an outline of the collection inventory follows on the next page. The collection is organized with oldest material at the back of the box, newest in the front.
Identification: MS-0023
Language of Materials: The records are in: English Spanish;Castilian

Historical Note

Local 135 dates back to the early part of the 20th century in San Diego. The Butchers Union was in existence and affiliated with the San Diego Federated Trades and Labor Council in 1903, and the Retail Clerks were organized and joined the Council in 1917.
Meat Cutters Local 229 emerged as one of the strongest and most respected unions in the nation under the leadership of the late Max Osslo, who remained a powerful figure on the San Diego labor scene from 1936 until his retirement in 1981. The modern era of the Retail Clerks Union began in 1943, when Samuel Meyers, an international representative, launched a campaign to organize clerks in food stores. Local 1222 received a charter from the Retail Clerks International Association in 1944.
In 1979, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America merged with the Retail Clerks, and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union was born. The Barbers and Beauticians Union also joined with the UFCW.
Combining the memberships of the Retail Clerks Local 1222, and Meat Cutters Local 229 into UFCW Local 135 in January of 1986, marked the beginning of a new era of cooperation, progress and innovation.

Scope and Contents

The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 Records consist of membership records, minutes of meetings, financial records, Local 135 publications, and miscellany. The collection is divided into series, and an outline of the collection inventory follows on the next page. The collection is organized with oldest material at the back of the box, newest in the front.

Arrangement of Materials

I. Member Dues, 1918-1842
II. Meeting Minutes
1. Local 229, Regular and Special, 1918-1984
2. Local 229 Executive Board, 1955-1984
3. Fish Butchers, 1955-60
4. Imperial Valley Local 520, 1937-1984
5. North County, 1977-1983
6. Packers Minutes, 1956-1963
7. Salesmen, 1956-1974
8. Vista, 1956-1976
III. Day Books and Financial Ledgers, 1918-1986
IV. Union Forms, Local 228, 1925-1940
V. Publications, 1937-1994
VI. UFCW Newsletters, 1995-2008
VII. Miscellaneous

Index Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records
Publications

Topical Term:

Butchers -- Labor unions -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
Food industry and trade -- Employees -- Labor unions -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 on 12/01/1994.

Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Member Dues

Box 1

1918-19

Box 1

1920

Box 1

1921

Box 1

1922

Box 1

1923

Box 1

1924

Box 1

1925

Box 1

1926

Box 1

1928

Box 1

1929-30

Box 1

1931-32

Box 1

1933

Box 1

1934

Box 1

1935

Box 1

1936

Box 1

1936

Box 1

1937

Box 2

1937

Box 2

1938 (Butchers)

Box 2

1938 (Grocery Clerks)

Box 2

1939 (Butchers)

Box 3

1939 (Grocery Food Handlers)

Box 3

1937-38 (El Centro 520)

Box 3

1939-42 (El Centro Local 520)

 

Meeting Minutes

 

Local 229 Regular and Special Meeting Minutes

Box 3

1918-February 1923

Box 3

1923-November 1925

Box 3

1925-27

Box 3

1928

Box 3

1929

Box 3

1931-34

Box 3

1935-July 1936

Box 3

1936-May 1937

Box 3

1937-January 1938

Box 3

1938-November 1938

Box 3

March 1938-August 1940

Box 3

November 1938-August 1939

Box 4

March 1938-December 1943 (Jobbers)

Box 4

February 1938-September 1938 (Packers)

Box 4

February 1939-August 1940 (Grocery Clerks)

Box 4

September 1939-December 1942

Box 4

1943, 1944,1945

Box 4

January 1944-November 1952 (Jobbers)

Box 4

December 1952-December 1959 (Jobbers)

Box 4

1946-December 1948

Box 4

1949-December 1951

Box 4

1952-December 1954

Box 5

1955-January 1957

Box 5

1958

Box 5

1959 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1960 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1961 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1962 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1963 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1964 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1965 (includes audit reports)

Box 5

1966

Box 5

1967

Box 5

1968

Box 5

1969

Box 5

1970

Box 5

1971

Box 6

1972

Box 6

1973

Box 6

1974

Box 6

1975

Box 6

1976

Box 6

1977

Box 6

1978

Box 6

1979

Box 6

1980

Box 6

1981

Box 6

1982

Box 6

1983

Box 6

1984

 

Local 229 Executive Board Minutes

Box 6

1955-57

Box 6

1958

Box 6

1959

Box 6

1960

Box 6

1961

Box 6

1962

Box 6

1963

Box 6

1964

Box 6

1965

Box 6

1966

Box 6

1967

Box 6

1968

Box 6

1969

Box 6

1970

Box 6

1971

Box 7

1972

Box 7

1973

Box 7

1974

Box 7

1975

Box 7

1976

Box 7

1977

Box 7

1978

Box 7

1979

Box 7

1980

Box 7

1981

Box 7

1982

Box 7

1983

Box 7

1984

 

Fish Butchers Minutes

 

1955-60

 

Imperial Valley Local 520 Minutes

 

June 1937-November 1941

 

January 1960-February 1963

 

March 1963-January 1969

 

February 1969-March 1976

 

April 1976-November 1980 (became June 14, 1979 meeting)

 

January 1956-November 1966

 

January 1967-November 1974

 

December 1974-November 1983

 

1984

 

North County Minutes

Box 7

1977-October 1983

 

Packers Minutes

Box 8

1956-1963

 

Salesmen Minutes

Box 8

1956-1963

Box 8

1964-1970

Box 8

1971-72,1974

 

Vista Minutes

Box 8

1956-63

Box 8

1965-70

Box 8

1971-76

 

Day Books and Financial Ledgers

Box 8

1918,1919

Box 8

November 1924-May 1926

Box 8

January 1928-December 1928

Box 8

JUly 1930-December 1930 (includes lists of members in good standing, with addresses, 1931-33)

Box 8

January 1937-October 1937

 

January 1937-December 1938

 

August 1949-August 1951

 

September 1951-July 1953

 

May 1955-December 1956

 

January 1957-November 1958

 

December 1958-September 1960

 

October 1960-August 1962

 

September 1962-April 1964

 

May 1964-January 1966

 

February 1966-November 1967

 

November 1967-August 1969

 

September 1969-April 1971

 

May 1971-January 1973

 

February 1973-October 1974

 

November 1974-August 1976

 

September 1976-July 1978

 

August 1978-March 1980

 

April 1980-December 1981

 

January 1982-August 1983

 

September 1983-July 1984

 

July 1984-January 1986

 

Union Forms, Local 229

Box 9, Folder 1

10 copies Local No.229 Representatio Authorizations forms (completed 1939, 1940)

Box 9, Folder 2

5 copies Local No. 229 Time Cards (completed 1940)

Box 9, Folder 3

1 copy Application for Membership, Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen Local No. 229 (blank)

Box 9, Folder 4

Card: "Spend Your Union-Earned Money at Home for Home-Made Goods--Boost San Diego's Union Made Cigars Bearing This Label." n.d. ca. 1925

 

Publications

Box 9, Folder 5

Retail Worker vol.2 no.13 (November 1975)-v.3 n.12 (December)

Box 9, Folder 6

Retail Worker vol.4 no.1 (January 1977)- vol. 4 no.12 (December 1977)

Box 9, Folder 7

Retail Worker vol.5 no.1 (January 1978)-vol. 7 no.1 (January 1980)

Box 9, Folder 8

The UFC Worker vol. 7 no.2 (February 1980)-vol.7 no.12 (December 1980)

Box 9, Folder 9

The UFC Worker vol.8 no.1 (January 1981)-vol.9 no.5 (May 1982)

Box 9, Folder 10

The UFC Worker vol.9 no.6 (June 1982)- vol.10 no.2 (December 1983)

Box 9, Folder 11

The UFC Worker vol. 11 no.1 (January 1984)-vol. 12 no.11 (December 1985)

Box 9, Folder 12

The UFC Worker vol. 12 no. 12 (January 1986)- vol. 14 no.4 (April 1987)

Box 9, Folder 13

The UFC Worker vol. 14 no.5 (May 1987)-vol. 15 no.9 (September 1988)

Box 9, Folder 14

The UFC Worker vol. 15 no.10 (October 1988)-vol. 16 no.12 (December 1989)

Box 9, Folder 15

The UFC Worker vol. 17 no. 1 (January 1990)- vol. 18 no.12 (December 1991)

Box 9, Folder 16

The UFC Worker vol. 19 no. 1 (January 1992) -vol. 20 no.12 (December 1993)

Box 9, Folder 17

The UFC Worker vol. 21 no.1 (January 1994)- vol. 21 no.12 (December 1994)

Box 9, Folder 18

Local Union newspaper clippings-history

Box 9, Folder 19

Decade of Progress 1937-46

Box 9, Folder 20

UFCW Local 135

Box 9, Folder 21

It doesn't cost...It PAYS to belong to UFCW Local 135...

Box 9, Folder 22

Chiropractic Preferred Provider Directory Brochure

 

UFC Workers Newsletters

Box 9, Folder 23

UFCW 1995

Box 9, Folder 24

UFCW 1996

Box 9, Folder 25

UFCW 1997

Box 9, Folder 26

UFCW 1998

Box 9, Folder 27

UFCW 1999

Box 9, Folder 28

UFCW 2000

Box 9, Folder 29

UFCW Miscellaneous

 

Miscellaneous

Folder 1

UFCW Local 229 Resolutions 1938-79

Folder 2

UFCW Annual Award Dinner Honoring Jack Loveall 1982

Folder 3

Correspondence: Max Oslo 1943-49

Folder 4

Photographs: Retail Clerks Union Local 1222 ca. 1940s-1960s

 

Newspaper Scrapbook

 

The San Diego Story starring William Green and the American Federation of Labor

 

Photograph 1

Scope and Content Note

30th Convention-Western Federation of Butchers of California- San Francisco February 2-4, 1953
 

Photograph 2

Scope and Content Note

17th General Convention of the Amalgamateo Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America-Hotel Sherman-Chicago, IL-May 10-15, 1948
 

Photograph 3

Scope and Content Note

Business Session State Convention-California State Federation of Labor- Long Beach Municipal Auditorium-September 27-October 2, 1948
 

Photograph 4

Scope and Content Note

Western Conference of Butcher-Lafayette Hotel- Long Beach, California Feb 15-16, 1961
 

Photograph 5

Scope and Content Note

Conference Dinner
 

Photograph 6

Scope and Content Note

48th Convention- California State Federation of Labor-The Amory-Santa Barbara- October 9-13, 1950
 

Photograph 7

Scope and Content Note

National Packinghouse Conference of AMC and BW of N.A.- A.F. of L.- April 27, 1953- Hotel Sherman- Chicago, IL
 

Videotape (VHS)

Scope and Content Note

Stockyards-End of an Era 58:34