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

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Collection Overview

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 4: Union Forms, Local 229Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 10 copies Local No.229 Representation Authorizations forms (completed 1939, 1940)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 5 copies Local No. 229 Time Cards (completed 1940)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1 copy Application for Membership, Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen Local No. 229 (blank)Add to your cart.
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. 1925Add 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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