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San Francisco Bike Messenger Association Records
larc.ms.0174  
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Description
Collection contains documents related to the organizing of bike messengers employed by Dispatch Management Services Corporation (DMS), Flash Messenger Service, and Ultra Ex by the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association (SFBMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Background
San Francisco Bike Messenger Association was established in 1991 with the purpose of increasing incomes, securing employer paid health insurance, implementing work safety programs, establishing a pension for retired workers, and promoting the status of the messenger profession. SFBMA eventually sought union organization and formed an alliance with the Iternational Longshoremen and Warehouse Union, Local 6 (2000-2001), enabling employees to fight for benefits due by employers and address wage and overtime violations.
Extent
0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
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.