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Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Service Workers West Records larc.ms.0389
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Description
The collection comprises the California records of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), later known as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and contains the predecessor records for Local 24/7 and Local 44. The records document the union's involvement in many local and state-wide political campaigns, elections, and BSEIU conventions. Also included are membership materials, contracts and logbooks for the Window Cleaners Union Local 44, various union and non-union publications, and grievance arbitration materials.
Background
The Building Service International Employees Union (BSEIU) was founded in 1921 primarily to organize window washers and janitors. In 1968 it renamed itself Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Service Workers West represents a range of service workers across California, including janitorial workers, security officers, airport service workers, stadium and arena workers, and other property service workers.
Extent
9.5 cubic feet (6 cartons and 2 oversize boxes)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives and Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives and Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some material is restricted to protect personal identifiable information. Access restrictions are noted at the series level. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives and Research Center for more information.