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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records, 1918-1988 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records, 1918-1988Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.) (1979-)

Extent: 15.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

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

Date Acquired: 12/01/1994

Subjects: Butchers--Labor unions--California--San Diego--Sources, Food industry and trade--Employees--Labor unions--California--San Diego--Sources, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives

Forms of Material: Organizational Records

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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. The collection is organized with oldest material at the back of the box, newest in the front.

Biographical 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.

Subject/Index Terms

Butchers--Labor unions--California--San Diego--Sources
Food industry and trade--Employees--Labor unions--California--San Diego--Sources
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.)--Archives

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: 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 Source: 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.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Member Dues],
[Series 2: Meeting Minutes],
[Series 3: Day Books and Financial Ledgers],
[Series 4: Union Forms, Local 229],
[Series 5: Publications],
[Series 6: UFC Workers Newsletters],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]

Series 2: Meeting MinutesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Local 229 Regular and Special Meeting MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1918-February 1923Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1923-November 1925Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1925-27Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1928Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1929Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1931-34Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1935-July 1936Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1936-May 1937Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1937-January 1938Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1938-November 1938Add to your cart.
Item 11: March 1938-August 1940Add to your cart.
Item 12: November 1938-August 1939Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: March 1938-December 1943 (Jobbers)Add to your cart.
Item 2: February 1938-September 1938 (Packers)Add to your cart.
Item 3: February 1939-August 1940 (Grocery Clerks)Add to your cart.
Item 4: September 1939-December 1942Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1943, 1944,1945Add to your cart.
Item 6: January 1944-November 1952 (Jobbers)Add to your cart.
Item 7: December 1952-December 1959 (Jobbers)Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1946-December 1948Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1949-December 1951Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1952-December 1954Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1955-January 1957Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1958Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1959 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1960 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1961 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1962 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1963 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1964 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1965 (includes audit reports)Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1966Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1967Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1968Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1969Add to your cart.
Item 14: 1970Add to your cart.
Item 15: 1971Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1973Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1974Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1975Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1977Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1978Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1979Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1980Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1981Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1982Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1983Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1984Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Local 229 Executive Board MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 14: 1955-57Add to your cart.
Item 15: 1958Add to your cart.
Item 16: 1959Add to your cart.
Item 17: 1960Add to your cart.
Item 18: 1961Add to your cart.
Item 19: 1962Add to your cart.
Item 20: 1963Add to your cart.
Item 21: 1964Add to your cart.
Item 22: 1965Add to your cart.
Item 23: 1966Add to your cart.
Item 24: 1967Add to your cart.
Item 25: 1968Add to your cart.
Item 26: 1969Add to your cart.
Item 27: 1970Add to your cart.
Item 28: 1971Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1972Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1973Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1974Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1975Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1976Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1977Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1978Add to your cart.
Item 8: 1979Add to your cart.
Item 9: 1980Add to your cart.
Item 10: 1981Add to your cart.
Item 11: 1982Add to your cart.
Item 12: 1983Add to your cart.
Item 13: 1984Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Fish Butchers MinutesAdd to your cart.
Item 14: 1955-60Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Imperial Valley Local 520 MinutesAdd to your cart.
Item 15: June 1937-November 1941Add to your cart.
Item 16: January 1960-February 1963Add to your cart.
Item 17: March 1963-January 1969Add to your cart.
Item 18: February 1969-March 1976Add to your cart.
Item 19: April 1976-November 1980 (became June 14, 1979 meeting)Add to your cart.
Item 20: January 1956-November 1966Add to your cart.
Item 21: January 1967-November 1974Add to your cart.
Item 22: December 1974-November 1983Add to your cart.
Item 23: 1984Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: North County MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 24: 1977-October 1983Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Packers MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Salesmen MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 2: 1956-1963Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Item 4: 1971-72,1974Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Vista MinutesAdd to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 5: 1956-63Add to your cart.
Item 6: 1965-70Add to your cart.
Item 7: 1971-76Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Member Dues],
[Series 2: Meeting Minutes],
[Series 3: Day Books and Financial Ledgers],
[Series 4: Union Forms, Local 229],
[Series 5: Publications],
[Series 6: UFC Workers Newsletters],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous],
[All]


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