This collection is comprised of the Northern California records of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United
Healthcare Workers-West, and its predecessor Union Local 250. Records date from 1934-2010 (photocopied material only for 1934
-circa 1950). Materials primarily document the organization's activity from 1990 to 2008, and include executive and administrative
files; union organizing files; contract negotiations; collective bargaining agreements with hospitals, convalescent homes,
homecare organizations, and emergency service providers; periodicals; photographs; and video recordings. Some historical and
anniversary records are also present.
SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is an active California-based local union of the Service Employees International Union
(SEIU). It is the oldest union for healthcare workers in the United States, and represents 150,000 healthcare workers in hospitals,
nursing homes, clinics, home health agencies, and homecare employment. United Healthcare Workers-West (UHW) was formed in
2005 with the merger of two local chapters: Local 250 in Northern California and Local 399 in Southern California. Records
created by Local 399 are held at California State University, Northridge.
71.8 cubic ft.
(68 cartons, 3 boxes)
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. Playback of video recordings is subject to review of potentially
sensitive content, the condition of recordings, and the availability of playback equipment.
This collection is open but unprocessed. Some material is restricted to protect personal identifiable information until further
processing is completed. Access restrictions are noted at the file level. Please contact the Director of the Labor Archives
and Research Center for more information.