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Title: United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records, 1918-1988Add to your cart.
ID: MS-0023
Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet
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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.

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I. Member Dues, 1918-1942

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

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Acquired: 12/01/1994.
Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Rights: 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 Note: United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135
Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, United Food and Comercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.
Collection Material Type: Official Records
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