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United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records
MS-0023  
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  • Overview of the Collection
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement of Materials
  • Index Terms
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Acquisition Information

  • Overview of the Collection

    Repository: Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database
    5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
    San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
    URL: http://hobbit.sdsu.edu/archon
    Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
    Phone: 619-594-6791
    Fax: 619-594-0466
    Creator: United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.)
    Title: United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Local 135 Records
    Dates: 1918-1988
    Quantity: 15.00
    Abstract: The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 Records consist of membership records, minutes of meetings, financial records, Local 135 publications, and miscellany. The collection is divided into series, and an outline of the collection inventory follows on the next page. The collection is organized with oldest material at the back of the box, newest in the front.
    Identification: MS-0023
    Language of Materials: The records are in: English Spanish;Castilian

    Historical Note

    Local 135 dates back to the early part of the 20th century in San Diego. The Butchers Union was in existence and affiliated with the San Diego Federated Trades and Labor Council in 1903, and the Retail Clerks were organized and joined the Council in 1917.
    Meat Cutters Local 229 emerged as one of the strongest and most respected unions in the nation under the leadership of the late Max Osslo, who remained a powerful figure on the San Diego labor scene from 1936 until his retirement in 1981. The modern era of the Retail Clerks Union began in 1943, when Samuel Meyers, an international representative, launched a campaign to organize clerks in food stores. Local 1222 received a charter from the Retail Clerks International Association in 1944.
    In 1979, the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America merged with the Retail Clerks, and the United Food & Commercial Workers Union was born. The Barbers and Beauticians Union also joined with the UFCW.
    Combining the memberships of the Retail Clerks Local 1222, and Meat Cutters Local 229 into UFCW Local 135 in January of 1986, marked the beginning of a new era of cooperation, progress and innovation.

    Scope and Contents

    The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 Records consist of membership records, minutes of meetings, financial records, Local 135 publications, and miscellany. The collection is divided into series, and an outline of the collection inventory follows on the next page. The collection is organized with oldest material at the back of the box, newest in the front.

    Arrangement of Materials

    I. Member Dues, 1918-1842
    II. Meeting Minutes
    1. Local 229, Regular and Special, 1918-1984
    2. Local 229 Executive Board, 1955-1984
    3. Fish Butchers, 1955-60
    4. Imperial Valley Local 520, 1937-1984
    5. North County, 1977-1983
    6. Packers Minutes, 1956-1963
    7. Salesmen, 1956-1974
    8. Vista, 1956-1976
    III. Day Books and Financial Ledgers, 1918-1986
    IV. Union Forms, Local 228, 1925-1940
    V. Publications, 1937-1994
    VI. UFCW Newsletters, 1995-2008
    VII. Miscellaneous

    Index Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Corporate Name:

    United Food and Commercial Workers International Union. Local 135 (San Diego, Calif.) -- Archives

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Organizational Records
    Publications

    Topical Term:

    Butchers -- Labor unions -- California -- San Diego -- Sources
    Food industry and trade -- Employees -- Labor unions -- California -- San Diego -- Sources

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

    Acquisition Information

    The materials were acquired by Special Collections & University Archives: Finding Aid Database from United Food and Commercial Workers Local 135 on 12/01/1994.