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  • Restrictions
  • Acquisition
  • Availability
  • Separated Materials
  • Processing Information
  • Biography of Al Addy
  • Scope and Contents
  • Preferred Citation

  • Title: Al Addy collection
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1979
    Extent: 0.75 cubic ft. (1 box)
    Collection number: larc.ms.0132
    Accession number: 1991/062
    Repository: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English.
    Abstract: Consists of materials related to the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 6 including: a black and white 1936 photo of staff; a cartoon; a bound volume of all publicity generated by the ILWU Local 6 in support of the successful 1949 strike against the Distributors Association of Northern California; and two programs for ILWU events. Also includes materials related to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, including: original and duplicate photographs, taken from Local 85, dating from 1906 to the 1960s, depicting individual and groups of teamsters, trucks with cargo, related businesses, and various officials and members; scattered issues of Council News, the publication of Bay Area Teamster Warehouse Council, and Northern California Teamster, the publication of Teamsters Joint Council 7; and miscellaneous pamphlets and programs, including The Sebastopol Story, about the organization of the apple industry in Sebastopol, California issued by the Western Council of Cannery and Food Process Workers Unions, and a program for the Jack Goldberger Testimonial Dinner, in 1977.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.
    Creator: Addy, Al

    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.

    Acquisition

    Donated by Al Addy in 1991, accession number 1991/062.

    Availability

    Collection is open for research.

    Separated Materials

    Issues of the Local 6 Bulletin, 1946-1948 have been added to the Newspaper Collection.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Labor Archives and Research Center staff.

    Biography of Al Addy

    Al (Alfred W.) Addy was born in Park City, Utah into a mining family. In 1933, Addy moved to San Francisco and joined Warehouse Union Local 6. The following year, 1934, he took part in the general strike, working on union publicity. After the strike, Local 6 joined what is now known as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU); Addy then went to work for the ILWU under Jack Olsen, Publicity and Education Director. From 1934-1950, Addy organized, wrote flyers and speeches, and took photographs.
    In 1950, after a falling out with members of the ILWU, Addy became business agent and organizer of Warehouse Local 12 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) [note: this local is no longer in existence; it was initially started to organize warehouses in competition with ILWU Local 6]. He was on an organizing crew of thirteen men with Dave Beck. He also did all the West Coast press work for Jimmy Hoffa, with whom he became close, and additional work for the Western Conference of Teamsters, particularly for George Mock and Einar Mohn. In 1954, he began editing the Council News, a newspaper issued by Bay Area Teamster Joint Councils 7 and 38. Mock and Mohn asked Addy to start the Northern California Teamster in February 1953; Addy edited the paper until his retirement in 1975. Al Addy died in 1998.

    Scope and Contents

    Consists of materials related to the International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 6 including: a black and white 1936 photo of staff; a cartoon; a bound volume of all publicity generated by the ILWU Local 6 in support of the successful 1949 strike against the Distributors Association of Northern California; and two programs for ILWU events. Also includes materials related to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, including: original and duplicate photographs, taken from Local 85, dating from 1906 to the 1960s, depicting individual and groups of teamsters, trucks with cargo, related businesses, and various officials and members; scattered issues of Council News, the publication of Bay Area Teamster Warehouse Council, and Northern California Teamster, the publication of Teamsters Joint Council 7; and miscellaneous pamphlets and programs, including The Sebastopol Story, about the organization of the apple industry in Sebastopol, California issued by the Western Council of Cannery and Food Process Workers Unions, and a program for the Jack Goldberger Testimonial Dinner, in 1977.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Al Addy Collection, larc.ms.0132, Labor Archives and Research Center, San Francisco State University.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bay Area Teamster Warehouse Council (San Francisco, Calif.).
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 12 (San Francisco, Calif.).
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 85 (San Francisco, Calif.).
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.).
    Teamsters Joint Council 7 (San Francisco, Calif.).
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters--California--San Francisco--Pictorial works.
    Labor unions--Longshoremen--United States.
    Photographic prints--1900-1970.
    Stevedores--California--San Francisco.
    Stevedores--Labor unions--Pacific Coast (U.S.)
    Stevedores--Pacific Coast (U.S.)
    Strikes and lockouts--Stevedores--California--San Francisco.
    Strikes and lockouts--Stevedores--Pacific Coast (U.S.)