Records of Oakland-based International Association of Machinists, Lodge 284, including business agent, apprenticeship training,
contracts and agreements files. The earliest material in the collection is the 1917 minutes ledger. The most recent material
is 1966 correspondence in the Agreements Series. Most of the records in the collection are from the 1940s. Of the nine minutes
ledgers, two date from 1917-1920 and seven date from 1941-1949. Documents in the Agreements Series range from the 1940s to
the 1960s. The Business Agent files are primarily from 1948 although there are items dating from 1942 through 1950.
The International Association of Machinists (IAM) Lodge 284 was originally founded around the turn of the twentieth century.
The early Lodge 284 has been characterized as militant due to its history of acting without sanction from the Grand Lodge.
In his dissertation The San Francisco Machinists from Depression to Cold War, 1930-1950(1988), Richard Prime Boyden states that the Oakland Lodge was founded by members of San Francisco Lodge 68 (Boyden, pp.186-187).
Joint by-laws for the two Lodges are included in the 1908 journal in the collection for Lodge 68. Throughout the years, Lodge
284 and Lodge 68 worked together; and in 1936, when Lodge 284 faced suspension from the International Association of Machinists,
Lodge 68 led supporters.
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