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United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Local 1240 (Chico, Calif.) Records
larc.ms.0383  
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Description
Consists of records from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1240 (Chico, Calif.) and other predecessor locals, including Local 2043 and Local 156. Materials from locals 1254, 1495, 1599, 1970, and 1051 are also included. The bulk of the records consist of correspondence, minutes, membership records, financial records, administrative materials, and various publications, with a small amount of convention and training materials also included. Also included are materials from the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers' International Union.
Background
The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) was created in 1881 when representatives from 11 cities met with Peter J. McGuire, first General Secretary of UBC, in Chicago and mapped out a constitution, structure, and membership for a new union. The UBC played a major role in establishing an eight-hour workday and minimum hourly wages for workers in the building trades. Today, UBC is one of North America's largest trade unions and represents many workers in the construction industry, including general carpenters, scaffolders, drywallers, pile drivers, cabinetmakers, roofers, and lathers. There are 36 regional and district councils, with each council overseeing individual local unions. Carpenters Local 1240 is located in Chico, California, and includes predecessor Locals 2043 and 156.
Extent
15.25 cubic ft. (11 cartons, 6 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.