Inventory of the Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection, ca. 1940-1985

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Inventory of the Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection, ca. 1940-1985

Collection number: HUMCO HD6515 L92 H95



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  • The Library, Special Collections
  • Humboldt State University
  • Arcata, California 95521
  • Phone: (707) 826-3416
  • Fax: (707) 826-3440
  • Email: humco@humboldt.edu
  • URL: http://library.humboldt.edu/humco/
Processed by:
Gordon Webb and project staff
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Jeffrey Lustig and David Oyler
Project Consultant:
Lynn Bonfield
Library Liaison:
Erich Schimps
Date Completed:
1991
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 Humboldt State University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1940-1985
Collection number: HUMCO HD6515 L92 H95
Creator: Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workersand its constituent unions
Extent: 127.5 linear feet
Repository: Humboldt State University Library.
Arcata, CA 95521
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Transferred to the Humboldt State University Library in 1989 by the California Northcoast Labor/Community Archives Project.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

Funding

Processing of the collection was funded by a grant from the National Historical Preservation and Records Commission of the National Archives, January 1, 1990-June 30, 1991.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection, Humboldt State University Library.

Scope and Content

Introduction

The Redwood District of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection consists of the office files of the Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, an umbrella organization of industrially organized plywood, sawmill and logging local unions in Del Norte, Humboldt, and at one time, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity Counties. It was affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. At least 70 different locals were affiliated to the Council at different times in its history.
It also contains the complete office records of five constituent local unions which had been stored at the Council building and five small and one substantial accessions of personal papers and memorabilia.
The Redwood District Council, founded in October 1940, ceased to function in 1986. The California Northcoast Labor/Community Archives Project was formed to save the records and they were transferred to Humboldt State University in 1989. Dorothy Balke, widow of the RDC's first president and leader of the 1946 Redwood Strike, Martin Balke, contributed photographs and scrapbook. Raymond Nelson, U.B.of C.& J.of A. International Representative attached to the RDC (1952-78) contributed several items of early RDC material and personal memorabilia. Local historian and lumber worker Frank Onstine contributed several files of material used to write a book on the 1935 lumber strike and a projected book on the 1946 redwood strike. Noel Harris, long time Local 2931 leader, and his wife, Ina, contributed three boxes of materials documenting their roles as mainstays of the local labor and progressive communities. Patsy Givins contributed several items rescued from the demolition of the Arcata Labor Temple, long owned by Local 2808. Albin Gruhn, President of the California Labor Federation, and for many years the executive officer of the Humboldt and Del Norte Counties Central Labor Council, donated (along with a substantial financial contribution) his Fourteenth District Vice-Presidential Reports to the California State Federation of Labor Conventions (1941-1957).

Arrangement

Much of the RDC office files were arranged without regard for original order before the advent of the project archivist. These, together with the bits and pieces of local lumber union pre-history collected by the RDC, several files of early materials collected by Frank Onstine, and the one file of Albin Gruhn's reports have been segregated into the RDC Manuscript Collection. The remainder of the RDC office files constitute the RDC record group. The records of five affiliated UB of C and J of A lumber and sawmill workers local unions were warehoused at the Council building. Each constitutes a discrete body of records of an institution with its own historical integrity. Each has been treated as an individual record group. Several of these record groups contain fragmentary records of other local unions merged into the final local. One record group, that of Local 2808, contains the records of five such mergers. Paper mergers of locals without contracts, few members, and no integration of files have been ignored. The several files of Ray Nelson memorabilia have been included as a sub-series of his office files.

Overall Collection Scope and Content

The collection extensively documents the mature phase and decline of lumber unionism in Humboldt County California. The great bulk of the records fall within the years 1958-85. There is a much more limited amount of material covering Del Norte and Mendocino Counties and earlier periods. Several of the record groups contain minutes from 1940-42, and one (Local 2592) contains sketchy correspondence files starting in 1946, including several letters about the 1946-48 Redwood Strike.
The one box Historical Series of the RDC Manuscript Collection contains bits of earlier Humboldt County lumber unionism, including the surprising addition of the 1917-1919 minutes of Eureka Local 12 of the International Union of Timber Workers. It also includes most of the records pertaining to the 1930s, the World War II period, and the 1946-48 Redwood Strike.
Overall collection highlights include a large number of industrial accident cases documenting the dangers of logging and sawmill operations, the politics surrounding the establishment and expansion of Redwood National Park and its aftermath and the 1983-85 final broken Louisiana-Pacific strike (Local 2592). There is also interesting shop steward correspondence from Local 2808. The artwork of two Local 2931 members is also represented, original cartoon drawings by Ellis Taylor and photographs by Ray Coon (RDC Manuscripts Collection Artifacts Series and Photographs Series) are other highlights.
The RDC reports to the annual conventions of the California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill workers and the Western Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers in the Periodical Series of the RDC Manuscript Collection provide a short year to year overview of the evolution of the RDC.
Albin Gruhn's 14th District Vice Presidential Reports to the California State Federation of Labor Convention in the Historical Series provides a similar picture for the region's unions as a whole from 1942-1958.
The RDC Quarterly Minutes Series of the RDC Manuscripts Collection is probably the researchers best single source for a comprehensive overview of the RDC. Most include short reports by each affiliated local of its doings for the prior three months.
The RDC Local Union Chart provides quick reference to basic data about most of the 70 local unions affiliated to the RDC at one time or another. The Merger Chart illustrates several of the most complicated local union evolutions: 2808, 3006 and the 1930s RDC precursor locals.

RDC Overall Historical Sketch

The lumber industry of the California Northcoast began almost immediately after the discovery of Humboldt Bay in 1849, and has remained the primary industry through the present day. The gigantic size of the region's Redwoods required its lumber companies to be world leaders in the development of mechanized mills and logging operations.
Lumber unionism also developed early in Humboldt County with arguably the first local union of lumber workers, a Knights of Labor local assembly established in 1884. The first national union of lumber workers, the International Brotherhood of Woodsmen and Sawmill Workers was located in Eureka and chartered by the American Federation of Labor in 1906. Both of these early attempts at lumber unionism, along with sporadic forays by the Industrial Workers of the World, were quickly crushed by the fiercely anti-union lumber barons despite the strong support of the dynamic local labor movement.
The first lumber union documented in the collection, Local 12 of the International Union of Timber Workers, was a product of the local and nationwide labor resurgence of the World War I period. It was crushed by the Hammond Lumber Company after a desperation strike to defend the eight hour day in 1919.
The history of the local unions which eventually formed the RDC begins in 1933. Local radicals affiliated with the leftist Trade Union Unity League began to build sketchy union nuclei in local lumber operations and carried out a short lived loggers strike. Galvanized by the successful coast wide maritime strike, lumber workers began to organize rapidly in the Pacific Northwest and shortly afterward in more isolated Humboldt County. The lumber workers first joined federal locals, which were directly affiliated with the A.F.L., including Federal Local 19576 covering Humboldt County from Arcata to Rio Dell. The A.F.L. gave jurisdiction over lumber workers to the U.B.of C. & J. of A. in early 1935. In May 1935, a large scale strike was called throughout the Pacific Northwest to force a pay raise and union recognition. Considerable friction developed between the U.B.of C.& J.of A. appointed strike leader Abe Muir and the local and regional lumber worker leadership over tactics and what they considered a "sellout" settlement. The strike was successful in firmly establishing lumber unionism in Oregon and Washington despite strong industry opposition.
On the California Northcoast, the results were different. While organizing was proceeding rapidly, the local union was not ready for a strike in May 1935. Local strike leader Mickey Lima had estimated they had only approximately one-third of the Humboldt County workers organized and had barely began to breach the forbidding territory of Pacific Lumber's company town of Scotia and they had not begun at all in Del Norte and Mendocino Counties. Foremen circulated company (anti-strike) loyalty petitions which even future strike leader Everett St. Peters felt compelled to sign rather than risk his job. An anti-union vigilante group, the Humboldt Nationals was formed. The local union leadership opposed a strike under those conditions; but U.B.of C.& J.of A. leader Muir distrusted them as radicals and convinced the local's membership to strike in support of the Pacific Northwest.
The results were disastrous and permanently shaped lumber industry labor relations in the redwood region. Less than half of the workers stayed out on strike on the first day. The strike rapidly went downhill and collapsed after three strikers were shot and killed by the Eureka police and vigilantes in the Holmes-Eureka massacre. The strike leaders were rounded up and tried in the aftermath. The strikers were acquitted but an effective blacklist drove active strikers from the industry and many from the region. St. Peters opened a restaurant and Lima first worked for the WPA and then bought a fishing boat in order to remain in Humboldt County. Interestingly, the Hobbs-Wall Co. in Crescent City and mills in the Southern Oregon area of Coos Bay, which were not well organized in 1935 and did not strike, were soon organized in 1936 and 1937.
The anti-union redwood operators were given confidence by their easy victory, while union-minded lumber workers were intimidated by defeat and the pervasive blacklist. Meanwhile U.B.of C.& J. of A. organizers pulled the charters of Local 2563 after failing to purge its radical leadership in an election soon after the strike. The new local remained radical and industrial union-minded and soon joined the Federation of Woodworkers, the nucleus of the new International Woodworkers of America, CIO. U.B.of C.& J.of A. organizer Don Cameron was not taken unawares when Local 2677 seceded to join the CIO. He immediately issued a new charter for workers of the California Barrel Company. In response to employer fears of the supposedly radical CIO, Cameron was apparently given a free hand to organize by the heretofore violently anti-union Cal-Barrel management. The plant was soon organized and under contract to Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local 2808 (the oldest union local represented in this collection with a significant body of records).
A second local, 2868 (not represented beyond a few fragments in the collection), soon signed a contract with the liberal-minded owners of the Arrow Mills. There were to be no other LSW contracts in the redwood region for five years.
The major redwood operators resisted organization vigorously and effectively. When the CIO Woodworkers organized Hobbs-Wall, the company shut down its mills --the mainstay of the Del Norte economy --with devastating results to the residents. The young and vigorous labor movement of Del Norte County, both AFL and CIO, virtually ceased to exist for a number of years. The other redwood operators were rumored to have subsidized Hobbs-Wall in this move. The operators next stopped shipping lumber from the ports of Fort Bragg and Crescent City and drastically curtailed their shipments from Eureka when they realized that the CIO intended to use their strong longshore worker base in these ports to organize the woods. These moves, together with strife between the left wing Eureka local and the right wing regional organizer, effectively drove the IWA out of the redwood region from 1941 to 1952. The active CIO presence was reduced to the Eureka longshore local and and the fishermen.
Meanwhile the AFL labor movement in Humboldt County, thriving under the able leadership of Albin Gruhn, secretary of the Labor Council, and business agent for the Retail Clerks, Butchers' Union and several other small locals, had a keen interest in organizing the basic industry of the county --lumber. The Council threw its full weight including its excellent weekly labor paper, the Redwood Empire Labor Journal, into aiding the U.B.of C.& J.of A. in organizing the redwoods.
The first step was to form the RDC in October 1940 to coordinate the campaign. The first target was the Hammond Lumber Company, close to Labor's Eureka stronghold. Local 2592 (one of the collection's record groups) had been established in May 1941 as the Hammond mill local. After several months of hard organizing, the RDC petitioned for an election and one was set for July. The CIO Woodworkers pulled out of the election on the day before the vote, disrupting the RDC's campaign. The election was reset for August and the RDC lost, 547 votes to 417.
The RDC regrouped immediately, opening an office in downtown Eureka within days of the defeat. U.B.of C.& J.of A. President, William Hutcheson, was induced to visit the redwood region and four new organizers were hired. By early spring, 1942, organizing was progressing rapidly in woods and mills from Arcata to Rio Dell. An office was set up in Rio Dell adjacent to the forbidding company town of Scotia, citadel of the intensely anti-union Pacific Lumber Company. Organizing further quickened with 2592's election victory at Hammond, on April 17, 1942, and by fall there were nine locals affiliated to the RDC.
The redwood operators, still confident from their 1935 victory, were unwilling to accept lumber unionism. 2592 was forced to strike Hammond on July 6, 1942 over the company's refusal to sign an agreement. The employee's new union loyalties were proven by the near total effectiveness of the picket lines.
The war both aided and complicated the RDC's organizing drive. Shipbuilding had begun on Humboldt Bay by late 1942, bringing new prosperity and a tight labor market. At the same time, it brought high turnover and new immigrants from rural Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas with little or no experience of unionism. They, at least, did not have the 1935 strike experience to inhibit them. The war also brought women to the lumber industry. They worked for the Cal-Barrel Company before the war, and many came to work at Hammond during the war. By 1943, the Financial Secretary and Business Agent of 2592 was a woman. Equal pay for women was a key RDC war-time issue. Most of all, the War brought the no-strike pledge and the War Labor Board (WLB). There is no record of further war-time lumber strikes in the redwoods and the companies took full advantage of this. WLB pay increase cases ground on slowly over a period of years. In the end, redwood region lumber pay rates were left lower than the other lumber areas of California. This was to build up powerful resentments for the future.
Meanwhile organizing went on apace. During 1943 six more new locals were established in Humboldt County with Pacific Lumber Company the only large operator without a certified RDC bargaining agent. There was also a breakthrough in what one observer had described as "notoriously anti-union" Mendocino County, with a charter being issued to Ft. Bragg Local 2610, covering the Union Lumber Company.
In 1944 the Mendocino breakthrough was complete. There were now six locals, four of them certified bargaining agents. All won by substantial margins. Local 2610 had signed "one of the first union contracts in Mendocino history." Organizing also went forward in Del Norte County with the chartering of 2505 Klamath and the forward momentum was capped by the establishment of a Redwood Master Agreement.
But 1944 also saw the momentum building toward a post war strike, when the no strike pledge would end. The RDC declared its top post-war priority would be the union shop and considerable anger was expressed when the unfavorable WLB decision was announced. The RDC leadership considered it a denigration of their hard fought organizing achievements and considered a war time strike. The employers organized the Redwood Industrial Relations Committee and reaffirmed their opposition to the union shop as first articulated at the time of the IBWSW strike in 1907. They remained confident that their complete dominance of economic life behind "the Redwood Curtain" would continue after the war. This confidence was bolstered by huge cash reserves generated by high war time profits.
Contract negotiations broke down in April 1945 followed by an 85% strike vote in November. 4,000 RDC members walked out of the nine major redwood producers on January 14, 1946 into what was to become the longest, most costly strike of the entire national post-war strike wave. The companies soon agreed to a substantial pay raise which would have nearly equaled the other organized regions but remained adamant on the union shop issue. They reopened utilizing strike breakers recruited from returning veterans and laid off shipyard workers and the unions responded with mass picketing. The U.B.of C.& J.of A. retaliated with a nationwide "hot-cargo" boycott of redwood by union carpenters hammering a new "AFL 8" union label (in the collection there are samples of these hammer-like devices that were used to mark the lumber) into "fair" lumber from the region and there was plenty of new lumber to hammer. The redwood companies lost their monopoly on the region's lumber industry at this time. Capitalizing on the post war housing boom and fir stumpage prices of only 1/3 of those in Oregon and Washington new small lumber companies mushroomed into existence, turning the Arcata area almost overnight into one of the nation's premier lumber centers. The number of lumber firms zoomed from nine in 1944 to two hundred in 1946. These new companies quickly absorbed the redwood strikers and the RDC followed them and signed agreements with their new employers. The number of RDC locals grew to thirty seven by 1948.
Under these conditions, the Hammond Company capitulated and signed a union shop agreement requiring all new employees to join 2592, but pre-strike non-unionists were allowed to remain non-union. The other redwood firms successfully rode out the strike to the bitter end. The testimony of Fentriss Hill of the Northern Redwood Company was featured prominently in the hearings on the Taft-Hartley Bill of 1947, which led to major revisions in U.S. Labor law which restricted union activities. Uncertainty on the legality of the redwood boycott in the aftermath of the bill's passage was the official reason for the end of the strike in 1948 after 27 months.
The strike was costly for both sides. The redwood companies lost both huge housing boom profits and their firm grip on the region's economy. The U.B.of C.& J.of A. spent $2 million on the strike, and its RDC membership was now for the most part centered in the less secure employment of smaller firms. They suffered high unemployment in 1949 when many of these firms did not survive the first sharp post-war housing downturn. A determined RDC attempt to reorganize the struck firms was stopped cold by recession unemployment and the cost of fending off raids by the Operating Engineers on their membership and jurisdiction. Retrenchment became necessary and organizers were laid off.
The RDC was spared more serious problems by the rapid expansion of the Pacific Northwest plywood industry into the region. This was the most highly profitable and unionized sector of the industry and quickly became the stable heart of the RDC. The Mad River Plywood plant of Humboldt Plywood Company opened in 1947 as the first plywood plant in California and was almost immediately organized into Local 2789. The Malarky and Malarky (M & M) Plywood Company opened its Eureka Plywood plant in 1948 and Local 2931 came into existence.
The Korean War period caused a new lumber boom with a new wave of plant openings with the center of the industry shifting from Washington and the Columbia River Basin region of Oregon to Southern Oregon (an IWA stronghold) and far Northern California, both coastal and the Redding area. The IWA-CIO reentered the RDC region in 1951 and by 1953 had a contract with the long established Northern Redwood Company at Korbel. The U.B.of C.& J.of A. responded to this plant expansion and new competition by placing control of the RDC and the newly merged Klamath Basin and Northern California (Redding area) district councils under the control of International Representative Clarence Briggs. This move was facilitated by a RDC financial crisis triggered by another sharp drop in the lumber market in early 1952. The RDC territory was reduced by the transfer of Trinity and Mendocino Counties into the jurisdiction of other district councils and a staff of four international representatives were assigned to organizing into the remaining Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Considerable organizing progress was made especially in Del Norte and the RDC gained membership despite its loss of territory. The abandoned Mendocino County remained unorganized.
A second aspect of the RDC reorganization was the encouragement of small single operation locals to merge and form locals large enough to hire a full time business agent. The small Arcata area sawmill locals merged into Local 2799. Local 3006 Hammond Loggers first absorbed the other RDC logger locals and then became a conglomerate local of heterogeneous parts.
These changes were in full swing in 1954 when the RDC entered its biggest strike since 1946. The men had not received a raise since 1951 and were unhappy but the industry was in the doldrums and the company strongly resisted any increase. This strike included the Northwest and marked the first cooperation between the LSW U.B.of C.& J.of A. and the IWA.
The strike was bitter, protracted and notably less successful in the RDC and Redding areas of far Northern California. The new Del Norte locals were roughly handled. In Arcata, the membership of Local 2697, whose membership consisted solely of the workers at the Twin Parks Lumber Company, voted (see RDC RG Strike Files) to walk through the RDC picket lines in mass to return to work. Post-strike efforts to stabilize the situation in northern Del Norte County by merging the small locals into Local 598 were only partially successful with several decertification votes. 1954 marked the high point and retreat for the RDC in Del Norte county.
The strike, along with continued economic pressure on the small sawmills, destabilized even the merged local 2799. Local 2808 with its excellent finances, its own building --the Arcata Labor Temple --and its long established base at Cal-Barrel was chosen as the new super local to service not only Arcata but such far-flung areas as Hoopa, Orleans, and Salyer. It was to perform this function with distinction in marked contrast to the problems which occurred in conglomerate local 3006.
Local 2808 was immediately put to the test in the year of the takeover --1956. Roddiscraft, a company new to the area, bought out the Humboldt Plywood Corp. with its Mad River Plywood, a linked sawmill in Maple Creek and the Cal-Barrel Company. Cal-Barrel was bought solely for its large timber holdings and the obsolescent barrel factory. Arcata's largest employer was immediately closed, throwing over 800 out of work. Roddiscraft then began building a state of the art flakeboard plant --the RDC region's first.
This takeover was immediately followed in quick order by the Simpson Company's buyout of M & M Plywood and the Georgia-Pacific Company's buyout of Hammond.
These events rocked the RDC to its very foundations. It lost 25% of its membership in the Cal-Barrel closure and the RDC region became overnight an integral part of the Pacific Northwest lumber industry. This had its compensation, labor relations in the Pacific Northwest were well established with the larger companies accepting unions as part of doing business --unlike the entrenched antagonism of the old-line redwood firms. There is evidence of confusion and low morale in the RDC ranks but relations with new companies settled in remarkably quickly despite a sharp economic downturn in 1957-58.
Regional collective bargaining had evolved by fits and starts, with the first Redwood Master Agreement negotiated in 1944. The California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers was founded in 1948 as a direct outgrowth of the Redwood Strike with the stated objective of coordinating negotiations on a state basis. Meanwhile in Oregon and Washington, the Northwest Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers was becoming a full industrial union within the body of the craft U.B.of C.& J.of A. There was considerable dissatisfaction about the lack of coordination between the CSCLSW, the Northwest Council and their constituent district councils and local unions during the 1954 negotiations and strike. Al Draut, RDC Executive Secretary, lost his position for a perceived failure to keep the locals informed about higher level negotiations.
There were local variations. The Northern California Lumber Operators Association was established in 1951 to represent the small operators in both the Coastal and Redding areas. It reflected the attitudes and slim profit margins of its clients. It chose union-busting tactics when it could and engaged in collective bargaining when it had to. The region's Carpenters locals tried to interest the RDC locals in a different union model then the expanded industrial unionism offered by the Northwest Council. They wanted to merge the Carpenters and Millmen's District Council with the RDC, offering better area coverage and a base to organize Mendocino and Sonoma County and especially the smaller companies. The RDC locals were not interested. The LSW members in the Los Angeles area were in such a mixed District Council and it is interesting to note that the only non-carpenter to head the U.B.of C.& J.of A. came from that district council.
The RDC locals' integration into the renamed Western Council/LSW proceeded during 1956 and 1957 with such innovations as the new Western Council Defense (i.e. Strike) Fund and a new emphasis on gaining fringe benefits --pensions and company paid health and welfare which had been neglected, even denigrated, in earlier negotiations. These changes did not go entirely smoothly. Some old-line local leaders were not happy about the loss of local autonomy inherent in this shift to the Western Council. The largest Locals 2592 and 3006 attempted to secede from the RDC and join the Carpenters District Council. The U.B.of C.& J.of A. would not allow this, but it resulted in the replacement of RDC Executive Secretary Claude Heinig (1954-60) with Eddie Carroll (1960-62).
Eddie Carroll emphasized organizing during his tenure. The U.B.of C.& J.of A. organizing effort in the RDC area had slackened noticeably during the 1950s. The four International Representatives of 1952 had been reduced to one by 1957 and much of his efforts was wasted in fending off IWA raids --or counter raiding. Disaffected conglomerate Local 3006 lost its large Arcata Simpson mill to the IWA in 1961 and it was felt necessary to spin off its new G-P Samoa Plywood plant unit to form Local 3019 to prevent its loss as well. Meanwhile the RDC had receded from northern Del Norte County. Crescent City "hub" Local 598 contained by the results of the 1954 strike, was hit by a wave of plant closings in 1959-60 and eliminated by a bitter eight month strike in 1961.
Eddie Carroll believed that the key to solving the RDC locals' problems was organizing and that this organizing was the key function of the RDC. Joe Clark was hired by Carroll specifically to organize. The Council won six of twelve organizing elections in 1961 and reached a membership of 4,100 despite the losses at Simpson Arcata and in Del Norte County. But Carroll signed a contract without a union shop clause rather than lose the newly organized Weyerhaeuser loggers Local 3027. The union shop had been almost sacred to the RDC locals since the 1946 strike and local 2789 felt its own struggle to maintain a union shop agreement with Weyerhaeuser had been compromised. Carroll was forced to resign in February 1962 and replaced by Leonard Cahill. Cahill emphasized service to the existing locals and replaced organizer Clark with Claude Heinig as assistant business agent to handle the paperwork. Organizing was once again left to Ray Nelson, the International Representative and tapered off significantly.
The period 1958-64 was a period of significant technological change and increased productivity in the lumber industry leading to membership loss for the RDC locals. But, overall, the highly organized plywood sector of the industry continued to expand. When industry giant Weyerhaeuser bought out Roddiscraft, it gave 2789 and the RDC problems but it accepted unions as part of the industry. The RDC was by this time fully integrated into the mature industry-wide collective bargaining system that prevailed with the big operators in the Pacific Northwest. There were strikes attendant upon the "Big 6" Negotiations of 1963 and local issue negotiations held in tandem with the industry-wide negotiations sometimes led to single plant strikes. But in general, there was industrial peace and lumber workers earned wages only slightly below their compatriots in auto and steel.
By 1975 times began to change. New plywood plants were opening in the South and old growth was becoming more scarce on the Pacific Coast. The end of the Nixon mandated wage and price freezes led to a cost-of-living explosion and strong membership pressure for a substantial wage increase despite the fact that the industry was operating at only 70% of capacity. The Western Council successfully demanded a very sizeable raise from the industry, which put severe pressure on the small operators. The Rochlin companies had an almost 25 year history of negotiating with RDC locals. They closed their Arcata and Orleans operations under contract to 2808 and forced a union busting strike before closing and selling their Fortuna operations.
The expansion of the Redwood National Park accelerated the shortage of old growth logs, which combined with cheap Southern plywood and plywood substitutes such as waferboard, brought a swift series of plant closures and an end to the plywood industry along with the core locals of the RDC.
By 1979 the RDC could no longer afford a paid officer and Harry Merlo's adoption of a wage cutting Southern strategy forced a final bitter strike at Louisiana-Pacific's remaining operations ended the RDC's effective life by 1984. It also fundamentally altered the nature of collective bargaining in the West Coast lumber industry.

Related Materials

Books

  • Bullock, Paul. Building California: The Story of the Carpenters' Union. Los Angeles: Center for Labor Research and Education, Institute of Industrial Relations, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982.
  • Carranco, Lynwood. Redwood Lumber Industry. San Marion, CA: Golden West Books, 1982.
  • Cornford, Daniel. Workers and Dissent in the Redwood Empire. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1987.
  • Glock, Margaret S. Collective Bargaining in the Pacific Northwest Lumber Industry. Berkeley: Institute of Industrial Relations, 1955.
  • Jensen, Vernon. Lumber and Labor. NY: Farrar and Rinehart, 1945.
  • Lembcke, Jerry & William Tattam. One Union in Wood. NY: International Publishers, 1984.
  • Melendy, Howard B. One Hundred Years of the Redwood Lumber Industry, 1850-1950. Palo Alto: Stanford University, 1952(Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation).

Papers and Studies

  • Bradley, Anita H. "Labor Relations in the California Lumber Industry." San Francisco: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 1945.
  • Cornford, Daniel. "Lumber, Labor and Community in the Progressive Era in Humboldt County California, 1900-1920." Paper submitted to the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch meeting, August 11-14, 1982, University of San Francisco, California. Copy in the Humboldt Room, Humboldt State University Library.

Articles

  • Dana, John L. "Bargaining in the Western Lumber Industry," Monthly Labor Review, August 1965, pp. 925-931.
  • Duke, John & Clyde Haffstutler. "Productivity in Sawmills Increases as Labor Input Declines Substantially," Monthly Labor Review, April 1977, pp. 33-37.
  • Kleinsorge, Paul L. "The Lumber Industry," Monthly Labor Review, May 1959, pp. 558-563.
  • Sugg, Matilda R. "Labor Situation in Western Logging Camps and Sawmills," Monthly Labor Review, December 1942.

Archival Collections

  • Title: Records of the California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, 1947-.
    Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Inventory by Richard C. Davis, 1976.
  • Title: Records of the International Woodworkers of America, 1936-1987.
    557 linear feet. Special Collections, University of Oregon Library, Eugene, OR. Inventory by Michael Ridderbusch, 1989.

Description of Record Groups and Container Lists

 

Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection RDC Record Group: No. 1, 1946-1987

Physical Description: 13 cubic feet

Record Group I

Scope and Content

This record group consists of the Redwood District Council (RDC) office files that remained in original order.
The Organizing Series consists of an intact series of alphabetical files dating from 1951-64, with the majority from the reorganization period when the U.B.of C.& J.of A. assigned up to four International representatives to organize in the RDC area. These files represent the failures. When a company was successfully organized, assigned to a local union, and had signed its first contract, it was transferred to the Contract files. If the organizing failed, the company was left in the Organizing files to provide material for future attempts. The Mutual Plywood Corporation and its successor the Mutual Plywood Division of U.S. Plywood show no less than six attempts to organize between 1951 and 1965.
The early 1950s Mutual files also provide information on the functioning of a worker-owned cooperative plywood plant. They especially illuminate the relationships between the owner-workers and non-stockholding employees and the attitudes of the RDC organizers toward stockholder employees and vice versa.
The Rainbow Lumber Company 2799 files contain a transcript of an NLRB unit determination hearing which gives a detailed description of the organization and functioning of a small mainly family-owned sawmill operation circa 1952 and the role of the Northern California Lumber Operators Association in preventing and containing union organization.
The Nelson and Walker Milling Company is a joke file purporting to be the "Onion" Agreement between International representative organizers Nelson and Walker and a house of ill repute.
The Negotiations and Contract series is incomplete, consisting of those files still in original order. When processed, the Negotiations files are a series within a series, interfiled folders of the records of the negotiations of a specific contract. The Contract files consist of organizing material from successful organizing campaigns, negotiating records, grievance material, signed contracts and miscellaneous materials. The series was filed alphabetically by company.
The Strike Files Series is a hodge-podge. The two files on the Local 598 Grants Pass Veneer Co. Cal-Ore Division Strike were created specifically for the bitter 1961 strike that basically marked the end of the RDC's presence in northern Del Norte County. The Local 2952 -Morrison and Jackson and the Local 2697 -Twin Parks files have apparently been converted from "contract to "strike" files. The Local 2952 -Morrison and Jackson file contains organizing records from 1946, contracts, and monthly financial reports and other data on Local 2592 Myers Flat --an apparently quite active small local. The strike era material details the destruction of the union hall and heavy damage to the company mill in the 1955 flood which together with the sharp lumber industry recession of 1957 apparently drove the company to force a bitter union busting strike in that year.
The Industrial Accident Case Files Series in this record group and in the records of the individual locals were created in the process of filing claims for Workers' Compensation, a service performed by the California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers and its contracting law firms. The files contain a wealth of information on injuries incurred in sawmill accidents and, to a lesser extent because of the smaller membership base, logging injuries. Working at sawmills and especially logging, rank at the very top of dangerous occupations.
The Cahill Era Subject Files document the RDC locals' political role. They reveal the unions' self-conception as an integral part of the liberal wing of the Democratic Party in the "Great Society" period, working for Civil Rights and Medicare legislation at the Federal level, and fighting for liberal County Welfare benefits and the creation of the County Human Rights Commission. The file, "Reagan and the Birchers" aptly sum up their feelings toward the rise of the Reagan Right in California during the late 1960s. There are three thick files on Congressman Donald Clausen, a political enemy. The fight against the California State Right to Work Initiative in 1958 would appear to have initiated this period of political activism.
The Roy Clement Era files of the mid to late 1970s are less concerned with politics and what there is mostly concerns trying to prevent the expansion of the Redwood National Park and fighting for the best compensation and retraining package for affected lumber workers --The Redwood Employee Protection Program (REPP). The Diamond International Strike, Marysville File contains correspondence that best illuminates the Western Council's role in negotiations and the frictions inherent in its role as an industrial union operating within a craft union.
The Henderson Village Townhouses, Humboldt Plaza Apartments Series documents the RDC's role in creating moderate income housing in both Arcata and Eureka and certain unexpected landlord/tenant problems including having to deal with an unhappy tenant's union.
The highlight of the Walt Newman Era Files are those dealing with the aftermath of the Redwood National Park Expansion and the rash of plant closures during the late 1970s and the recession of 1981-82. The several REPP files and the Roundtable and Union Defense Committee files deal with this and most especially the Reagan Administration Labor Department's attempt to rewrite the REPP guidelines to drastically curtail worker benefits.
 

I: Negotiations & Contracts

Box 1, Folder 1

Contract Booklet: Crescent Plywood Co., Klamath -- Local 2792. (10/9/50)

Scope and Content Note

Includes Local Minutes (5/11/51) on Back Pages 1950-51
Box 1, Folder 2

Georgia-Pacific (G-P) Corp. -- Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Erickson Veneer Operation -- Local 3006 & Successor Local 3019 (Includes Negotiations--1961) 1960-61

Box 1, Folder 3

G-P -- Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Samoa Sawmill, Eureka Big Lagoon & Van Duzen Operations & Sawmill Local 2592 & Loggers Local 3006. 1957-61

Box 1, Folder 4

G-P -- Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Samoa Plywood Operation Local 3019 (Includes Negotiation & Grievance) 1961-69

Box 1, Folder 5

Local 2592 -- Misc. Negotiations, Contracts & Correspondence. 1963-73

Scope and Content Note

Re: Grievances & Merger with 3006, etc.
Box 1, Folder 6

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co. (Rochlin) Mill B, Arcata Local 2808

Scope and Content Note

(Includes Misc.: Arbitration, Health & Welfare & Negotiation Material) 1958-74
Box 1, Folder 7

Precision Lumber Co., Arcata. 1949-71.

Locals 2799 & 2808

Box 1, Folder 8

Precision Lumber Co., Negotiations File. 1961

Box 1, Folder 9

Precision Lumber Co., Negotiations File. 1969

Box 1, Folder 10

R & J Salvage Co., Crescent City. 1961-62

Scope and Content Note

Includes 1962 Negotiations Information
Box 1, Folder 11

Roddiscraft Inc., Humboldt Plywood Division, Arcata Local 2789. 1956-60

Box 1, Folder 12

Roddiscraft Inc., Timblend Div., Arcata -- Local 2789. 1956-60

Box 1, Folder 13

Weyerhaeuser Co., Arcata Operations -- Local 2789. 1961-65

Box 1, Folder 14

Samsonite Redwood Products, Arcata -- Local 2592. 1977

Box 1, Folder 15

Simpson Redwood Co., Klamath Div., Local 2505. 1949-66,Misc. to 1972

Box 1, Folder 16

Simpson Redwood Co., Klamath Div., Local 2505. 1949-66,Misc. to 1972

Box 1, Folder 17

Simpson Redwood Co., Arcata Div., Local 2656, 1951-61,& Successor Local 3006

Scope and Content Note

(Includes Negotiations & Misc.)
Box 1, Folder 18

Simpson Redwood Co., Eureka Plywood Plant Local 2931

Scope and Content Note

Contains Verbatim Transcript of 1962 Western Council --Simpson Negotiations. 1956-70
Box 1, Folder 19

Simpson Timber Co. Mad River Plywood, Arcata Local 2789

Scope and Content Note

Contains Verbatim Transcripts of 1st Contract Neg. (1965) 1965-78
Box 1, Folder 20

Simpson Redwood Co., Fairhaven Plywood Plant Local 2931

Scope and Content Note

Contains 1967 Negotiations & Misc. 1967-72
Box 1, Folder 21

Redwood Construction Co., Arcata Teamsters. 1973

Box 1, Folder 22

Mecca Lumber Co., Tidewater Division, Eureka Local 3018

Scope and Content Note

Also Contains Negotiation Notes, etc. 1962-63
Box 1, Folder 23

Tidewater Mills Inc., Eureka Local 3018. 1963-71

Scope and Content Note

Includes Misc. Correspondence Re: Negotiations, Plant Closure 1971, etc.
Box 1, Folder 24

Tidewater Mills Inc., Eureka Local 3018

Negotiations. 1969

Box 1, Folder 25

Trans-Wood Co., Arcata Local 2808. 1960-63

Scope and Content Note

Includes Organizing Material (1960), etc.
Box 1, Folder 26

Trans-Wood Co., Arcata Local 2808

Negotiations. 1960-61

Box 1, Folder 27

Vacation Language from Western Council. 1975

Box 1, Folder 28

Van Vleet Wood Products Co., Arcata Local 2808

Negotiations. 1958

Box 1, Folder 29

Van Vleet Wood Products Co., Arcata Local 2799 & Successor Local 2808.

Scope and Content Note

Contains Misc. Correspondence Re: Negotiations, Plant Closure (1964) 1954-64
Box 1, Folder 30

Van Vleet Wood Products Co. Local 2808

Negotiations. 1958

Box 1, Folder 31

West Coast Orient Co., Log Export Operation -- Eureka Local 2808 Organizing & Contract File. 1967-69

Box 1, Folder 32

Western Council Contract Negotiations: Demands & Settlement Agreement. 1958

Box 1, Folder 33

Agency Shop Agreement: Weyerhaeuser Company. 1964.Arcata Mills & Orick Woods-Locals 2789 & 3027

Box 1, Folder 34

Operation Closure Agreement: Weyerhaeuser Co. 1965

 

Arcata Mills & Orick Woods -- Locals 2789 & 3027

Box 1, Folder 35

Contract File: Weyerhaeuser Co., Loggers -- Orick -- Local 3027. 1963-65

 

II: Wage Scales 1956-67

Box 2, Folder 1

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1956-57

Box 2, Folder 2

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1960

Box 2, Folder 3

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1961-64

Box 2, Folder 4

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1963-64

Box 2, Folder 5

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1963-64

Box 2, Folder 6

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council Locals. 1963-65

Box 2, Folder 7

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council Locals. 1963-65

Box 2, Folder 8

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council Locals. 1963-65

Box 2, Folder 9

Wage Scales -- Willamette Valley Dist. Council. 1963-65

Box 2, Folder 10

Wage Scales -- Redwood District Council of LSW. 1967

 

III: Organizing

Box 2, Folder 11

Al Boldt Lumber Company, Boonville. 1951

Box 2, Folder 12

Arcata Lumber Service. 1952

Box 2, Folder 13

Arcata Redwood Lumber Company. 1953

Box 2, Folder 14

Arkley Lumber Company. 1961

Box 2, Folder 15

B & R Lumber Company. 10/7/52

Box 2, Folder 16

Bay Lumber Company, Eureka: Case No. 20-RC-3397. 1957

Box 2, Folder 17

Brightwood Lumber Co., Arcata: Attempted Decert. Filed. 1/55Case No. 20-UA-2781 & Case No. 20-RD-128 1951, 1955

Box 2, Folder 18

Brix, Walter G., Inc., Briceland. 1951, 1956

Box 2, Folder 19

California Barrel Co., Arcata: Contract File. 1953-55

 

Local 2808 Bylaws & Working Agreement. 1947-51

Box 2, Folder 20

California Pacific Plywood Company. 4/15/52

Box 2, Folder 21

Cannonball Lumber Company, Arcata. 4/30/53

Box 2, Folder 22

Capitol Lumber Company, Fort Seward. 1952

Box 2, Folder 23

Carlotta Lumber Company. 1953

Box 2, Folder 24

Cedar Creek Plywood, Leggett Valley Undated

Box 2, Folder 25

Cheney Redwood Company, Inc. 1961

Box 2, Folder 26

Cheney-Brand Lumber Company, Arcata. 1952-53, 1956

Box 2, Folder 27

Clay Brown Lumber Co., Fortuna. 1952

Box 2, Folder 28

Coast Pacific Lumber Company. 1949, 1953-54

Box 2, Folder 29

Coast Plywood Manufacturing Co. -- Local 2975. 1951

Box 2, Folder 30

Coast Redwood -- Bankruptcy Case. 1953-54

Box 2, Folder 31

Coastal Plywood & Timber Company. 1953

Box 2, Folder 32

Columbia Basin Logging Scales CIO. 1951

 

Columbia Basin Sawmills & Loggers -- Bylaws. 1/1/47

 

Working Agreement. 1951

Box 2, Folder 33

Crag Lumber Company, Smith River. 1951-52

Box 2, Folder 34

D & M Lumber Company, Bayside Undated

Box 2, Folder 35

Davis Fir Mills: Case No. 20-RC-4592. 1961

Box 2, Folder 36

Del Norte Lumber Processing Co. -- Local 598. 1959

Box 2, Folder 37

Del Norte Milling Company. 1951

Box 2, Folder 38

Del Norte Veneers. 1952-53

Box 2, Folder 39

Denny Brothers Logging Company. 1952

Box 2, Folder 40

A.C. Dutton Sawmill: Case No. 20-RC-3612. 1956-61

 

I.W.A. Petition. June 1958

Box 2, Folder 41

Englewood Lumber Company: Case No. 20-CA-1653. 1959

Box 2, Folder 42

Englewood Lumber Company: Case No. 20-CA-1653. 1959

Box 3, Folder 1

Englewood Lumber Company: Case No. 20-CA-1653. 1960

Box 3, Folder 2

Englewood Lumber Company: Case No. 20-CA-1653. 1961

Box 3, Folder 3

Eureka Lumber Company. 1956

Box 3, Folder 4

Eureka Lumber & Crossarm Company. 1956

Box 3, Folder 5

Eureka Redwood Lumber Co., Eureka (Carson's) 1952-54

Box 3, Folder 6

Fairhurst Mill Company, Carlotta -- Local 3008. 1952

Box 3, Folder 7

Feather Falls Jobs. 1951

Box 3, Folder 8

Ft. Seward Mill & Veneer Co., Ft. Seward. CA 1957

Scope and Content Note

File Includes 2808 Contract for Veneer Side
Box 3, Folder 9

Fortuna Mills, Inc. 1953

Box 3, Folder 10

G & L Lumber Company (Crescent City) 1951-52

Box 3, Folder 11

Georgia-Pacific Plywood. 1951

Box 3, Folder 12

Hansen Pacific Corporation, Fortuna. 1953-56

Box 3, Folder 13

Hollow Tree Lumber Co. -- Local 2839. 1951

Box 3, Folder 14

Holmes & Douglas Mill Undated

Box 3, Folder 15

Holmes Eureka. 1949

Box 3, Folder 16

Honeydew Veneer Plant, Daniel J. Wentworth Undated

Box 3, Folder 17

Humboldt Fir Lumber Company, Hoopa. 1955

Box 3, Folder 18

Independent Redwood Company, Booneville. 1951

Box 3, Folder 19

Industrial Plywood Corporation, Willits. 1951

Box 3, Folder 20

J & W Lumber Company, Orick. 1952, 1957, 1960

Case No. 20-CA-1311 & Case No. 20-RC-2030

Box 3, Folder 21

Jolly Giant Lumber Company. 1957

Box 3, Folder 22

Lamb Lumber Company Undated

Box 3, Folder 23

Little Lake Lumber Company. 1952

Box 3, Folder 24

Lucas Lumber Company, Del Norte. 1950-52

Box 3, Folder 25

M & M Wood Working Co., Shadowood Division. 1954

Box 3, Folder 26

McIntosh Lumber Company. 1951

Box 3, Folder 27

Marine Lumber Re-Manufacturing: Case No. 20-RC-4464. 1960-61

Box 3, Folder 28

Mecca Lumber Co., Ft. Seward -- Local 2808. 1957

Scope and Content Note

Includes Contract
Box 3, Folder 29

Mill Creek Lumber Company -- Local 2727. 1951

Box 3, Folder 30

Miller & Brittan Undated

Box 3, Folder 31

Miscellaneous Lumber Companies. 1948, 1955-57

Box 3, Folder 32

Moss Lumber Co., Burnt Ranch Undated: Circa early. 1950s

Box 3, Folder 33

Mutual Plywood Corp., Fairhaven. 1951

Box 3, Folder 34

Mutual Plywood Corp., Fairhaven. 1952

Box 3, Folder 35

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1958

Box 3, Folder 36

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1960

Box 3, Folder 37

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1961

Box 3, Folder 38

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven

NLRB File. 1951, 1952, 1960, 1961

Box 3, Folder 39

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1964-65

Box 3, Folder 40

U.S. Plywood Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1960

Authorization Cards

Box 3, Folder 41

National Pacific Timber Products, Smith River -- Local 2884. April 1953

Box 3, Folder 42

Nelson & Walker Milling Company. 1953

Box 3, Folder 43

North Fir Lumber Co., Fortuna & Honeydew. 1956

Box 3, Folder 44

Northern Redwood Lumber Company. 1949-51, 1958

Certification Election

Box 3, Folder 45

Orick Lumber Company. 1953

Box 3, Folder 46

Orleans Logging & Plywood Corporation. 1953

Box 3, Folder 47

The Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia. 1951

Box 3, Folder 48

Park Forrest Products Company, Fortuna. 1954

Box 4, Folder 1

Pat Veneer Company, Salyer. 1956-57

Box 4, Folder 2

Patten & Goshan Lumber Co., Redwood Creek Undated

Box 4, Folder 3

Peters Lumber Company (Planing Mill) 1954

Box 4, Folder 4

Pritchard & Company -- Local 2525. 1951, 1953

Box 4, Folder 5

Quigley Lumber Company, Fortuna Undated

Box 4, Folder 6

Rainbow Lumber Company -- Local 2799. 1952-56

Box 4, Folder 7

Rainbow Lumber Company Brief -- Official Report. 1952

Box 4, Folder 8

Rehreg Brothers Lumber Company. 1952

Box 4, Folder 9

Riverside Lumber Company Undated

Box 4, Folder 10

Robinet Wood Products, Klamath. 1956-57

Case No. 20-RC-3159 & No. 20-CA-1239

Box 4, Folder 11

Rochlin Enterprises. 1954

Box 4, Folder 12

Rochlin Veneer Company: Case No. 20-RC-3641. 1955, 1958

Box 4, Folder 13

Roddiscraft, Inc.: Petition for Certification. 1956-- Local 3006 Former Cal-Barrel Woods

Box 4, Folder 14

Roddiscraft, Inc. (Logging Division) 1957

NLRB Election Case No. 20-RC-3342

Box 4, Folder 15

Shasta Plywood, Inc., Working Agreement. 1949

Box 4, Folder 16

Shingle Weaver Operations. 1955

Box 4, Folder 17

Simpson Redwood Co.: CIO Petition for Election. 1958-- Local 3006 -- Case No. 20-RC-3533

Box 4, Folder 18

Simpson Redwood Co., Korbel: Case No. 20-RC-3484. 1958

Box 4, Folder 19

Sisco Lumber Company, Brookings Undated

Box 4, Folder 20

Siskiyou Hardwood, Red Crest. 1955-56

Box 4, Folder 21

Stegman Lumber Company. 1947-48, 1952

Box 4, Folder 22

Stewart, E.L., Log Trucking Contractor, Korbel. 1952

Box 4, Folder 23

Stohl Lumber Company, Ukiah. 1951

Box 4, Folder 24

Sugar Pine Lumber Company, Hoopa -- Local 2666. 1951

Box 4, Folder 25

Superior Timber Company. 1953

Box 4, Folder 26

Fred Svinth Lumber Company. 1952-53

Box 4, Folder 27

Timber Incorporated of California. 1952-53

Box 4, Folder 28

Trinity National Lumber Co., Fort Seward. 1951-52, 1957

Box 4, Folder 29

Universal Forest Products. 1952-53

Box 4, Folder 30

V.K.V. Lumber Company. 1953

Box 4, Folder 31

Valentine Logging Company, Miranda. 1951

Box 4, Folder 32

Decertification Election -- Van De Nor Lumber Co. Arcata -- Locals 2579, 2799, & 2808. 1955

Scope and Content Note

Includes: Negotiations & Contracts 1946-55
Box 4, Folder 33

Van Duzen River Lumber Co., Bridgeville. 1952-53

Box 4, Folder 34

Walker & Sons Logging Company. 1952

Box 4, Folder 35

Warm Springs Redwood Company, Willits. 1951-52

Box 4, Folder 36

West Coast Sawmills, In c. 1951

Box 4, Folder 37

Westwood Planing Company Undated

Box 4, Folder 38

Willits Plywood Company. 1953

 

IV: Strike Files

Box 4, Folder 39

Morrison & Jackson Lumber Co., Myers Flat. 1946-57-- Local 2592. (1957)

Scope and Content Note

Also Includes: Contracts, Local Financial Statements & Misc. From Founding of this Small Local in 1946
Box 4, Folder 40

Twin Parks Lumber Co., Arcata -- Local 2697. 1954

Scope and Content Note

Includes Contracts & Wage Scales 1947-53, Local Financial Records & Correspondence Re: Strikebreaking 1954 & "Unfair" Listing 1956
Box 4, Folder 41

Local 598 Grants Pass Plywood, Cal-Ore Veneer Div., Crescent City; Local 598 Strike -- Defense Fund File. 1961

Box 4, Folder 42

Grants Pass Plywood, Cal-Ore Veneer Div., Crescent City

Local 598 Strike; Correspondence & NLRB Case File. 1961

Box 4, Folder 43

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Hearings -- Big Six & Weyerhaeuser -- 1963 Strike. 1963-64

Box 4, Folder 44

Unemployment Insurance Appeals Hearings -- Big Six & Weyerhaeuser -- 1963 Strike. 1963-64

 

V: Industrial Accident Case Files

Box 4, Folder 45

Baker, Alvin E. (2592) 1968-69

Box 5, Folder 1

Bean, Bertha M. (2808) 1967-68

Box 5, Folder 2

Benjamin, Theodore C. (2808) 1965

Box 5, Folder 3

Benson, Charles (3006) 1959-60

Box 5, Folder 4

Best, Pryor (2592) 1972

Box 5, Folder 5

Bishop, Melvin M. (2592) 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 6

Blackford, Thomas A. (2808) 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 7

Blake, Eugene W. (3006) 1970-72

Box 5, Folder 8

Borges, Gerald T. (2592) 1970-71

Box 5, Folder 9

Bishop, Billy G. (3019) 1967

Box 5, Folder 10

Bowman, Jessie L. (2592) 1968

Box 5, Folder 11

Burke, Vestal (2592) 1971

Box 5, Folder 12

Bynum, Larry G. (3006) 1963-67

Box 5, Folder 13

Cader, Travis (3006) 1960

Box 5, Folder 14

Caprai, Glenn M. (2808) 1965

Box 5, Folder 15

Carr, William E. (2592) 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 16

Carter, Aren J. (2789) 1960-62

Box 5, Folder 17

Cary, Refel (2789) 1961-64

Box 5, Folder 18

Casey, Mrs. Delma M. (3019) 1967-68

Box 5, Folder 19

Clark, Lynn P. (3006) 1963

Box 5, Folder 20

Coats, Elton H. (2808) 1961

Box 5, Folder 21

Colliver, Ottis M. (2592) 1965-72

Box 5, Folder 22

Colson, Chester G. 1963

Box 5, Folder 23

Cooley, Darrell L. (2931) 1961

Box 5, Folder 24

Cornelius, Elmer. 1964

Box 5, Folder 25

Cornelius, Raymond E. (3019) 1965

Box 5, Folder 26

Cover, Cyril C. (2988) 1959

Box 5, Folder 27

Cummings, James (2808) 1959

Box 5, Folder 28

DaRosa, Manuel (2592) 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 29

Desimone, Girda (2592) 1972

Box 5, Folder 30

Dempsey, Floyd K. (2931) 1964

Box 5, Folder 31

Denman, Ary Sr. (3006) 1960

Box 5, Folder 32

Depew, Ted (2808) 1970-71

Box 5, Folder 33

Doane, Lynn J. (3018) 1967-70

Box 5, Folder 34

Downey, George W. (3006) 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 35

Drain, Henry W. (2808) 1959

Box 5, Folder 36

Duncan, Harold. 1964

Box 5, Folder 37

Emery, Luther H. (2808) 1961

Box 5, Folder 38

Esskew, Thomas Warren (2592) 1970-71

Box 5, Folder 39

Farnsworth, Floyd George (3006) 1962

Box 5, Folder 40

Farris, Bennie E. (2808) 1965-66

Box 5, Folder 41

Faul, Jeofrey. 1967

Box 5, Folder 42

Faville, Virginia. 1969

Box 5, Folder 43

Fike, Lonnie A. (3019) 1965

Box 5, Folder 44

Francis, Calvin L. (2592) 1961

Box 5, Folder 45

Frost, Marion E. (2505) 1969

Box 5, Folder 46

Gibson, Robert L. (598) 1961-62

Box 5, Folder 47

Gipson, Clarence S. (2808) 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 48

Gipson, William B. (3006) 1965

Box 5, Folder 49

Gladden, Darwin L. (2931) 1965-66

Box 5, Folder 50

Gosvener, Orville G. (2808) 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 51

Graham, Duncan (2931) 1965

Box 5, Folder 52

Graham, Edward G. (2808) 1958-60

Box 5, Folder 53

Hamilton, Robert (2505) 1957-61

Box 5, Folder 54

Harrison, Lonnie R. (2789) 1962

Box 5, Folder 55

Hartman, Charles (2505) 1959-60

Box 5, Folder 56

Hauser, Martin (3018) 1963-64

Box 5, Folder 57

Hendershot, Leslie (2789) 1966-67

Box 5, Folder 58

Henry, Milton J. "Boyd" (2505) 1963-68

Box 5, Folder 59

Hillenburg, Steven (2808) 1970

Box 5, Folder 60

Hilstad, Lewis J. (3006) 1959-60

Box 5, Folder 61

Hornbrook, David L. (2808) 1964-67

Box 5, Folder 62

Hoxworth, James S. (2592) 1963

Box 5, Folder 63

Hubbard, James H. 1963

Box 5, Folder 64

Hubbard, Robert L. (2808) 1969-70

Box 5, Folder 65

Hughes, Franklin (2808) 1970-72

Box 5, Folder 66

Hurley, Moses Clifton (2808) 1969

Box 5, Folder 67

Ingram, Dale I. (2592, 3006) 1964, 1972

Box 5, Folder 68

Jackson, Raymond L. (3006) 1965-68

Box 5, Folder 69

Jarrett, Marlin G. (2592) 1969-70

Box 5, Folder 70

Jay, Martin W. (2808) 1970-72

Box 5, Folder 71

Jewett, Claude (3018, 2931) 1961-63

Box 5, Folder 72

Jones, Donald W. (2808) 1959-65

Box 5, Folder 73

Kent, James A. (2592) 1970

Box 5, Folder 74

Kilmer, Orville O. (2808) 1970

Box 5, Folder 75

Kitchen, Lewis L. (2808) 1963-64

Box 5, Folder 76

Kittredge, Howard R. (2808) 1962-66

Box 5, Folder 77

Landreth, Clifford (3018) 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 78

Lawler, Herman E. (2808) 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 79

Lemley, Richard H. (2592) 1961-62

Box 5, Folder 80

Lesley, Ira C. (2505) 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 81

Little, Alvin (2808) 1964-66

Box 5, Folder 82

Love, Leatis L. (2505) 1961-65

Box 5, Folder 83

Lovett, Charles E. (2808) 1971-72

Box 5, Folder 84

Luzzi, Aldo B. (3006) 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 85

Lyon, Kenneth S. (2808) 1969-70

Box 5, Folder 86

Manson, Stanley J. (2789) 1979

Box 5, Folder 87

McDonald, Fred H. (2505) 1967-68

Box 5, Folder 88

McDonald, Charles E., Sr. (2505) 1965

Box 5, Folder 89

McQueary, Albert J. (2789) 1961-63

Box 5, Folder 90

Mayton, Richard G. (3019) 1968-69

Box 5, Folder 91

Meyers, Lawrence (2505) 1959

Death Benefit Claim: Mrs. Bonnie Meyers

Box 5, Folder 92

Mikolas, John Irving (2789) 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 93

Mills, Edgar E. (2789) 1959-62

Box 5, Folder 94

Moreno, Ramiero C. (3019) 1969-70

Box 5, Folder 95

Myer, Edwin H. (2931) 1960

Box 5, Folder 96

Napoleone, Louis (598) 1960

Box 5, Folder 97

Nardiello, Marlin (3006) 1959

Box 5, Folder 98

Nelson, Frank H. (2505) 1964

Box 5, Folder 99

Nelson, Maxine (3019) 1971

Box 5, Folder 100

Newell, Bob (2808) 1959

Box 5, Folder 101

Noble, Gary (2592) 1961-62

Box 5, Folder 102

Oliver, Richard C. (3019) 1969-71

Box 5, Folder 103

Pires, Alvin M. (2592) 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 104

Pires, Frank V. (2592) 1972

Box 6, Folder 1

Potter, Don J. (2505) 1963-64

Box 6, Folder 2

Radcliff, Charles H. (2808) 1970-71

Box 6, Folder 3

Reed, Harold. 1961

Box 6, Folder 4

Rhodes, Gary D. (2505) 1970

Box 6, Folder 5

Roberts, Claude A. (2592) 1971

Box 6, Folder 6

Rodrigues, Vitorino A. (2592) 1963-68

Box 6, Folder 7

Roe, Keith D. (3019) 1963-66

Box 6, Folder 8

Rogers, Marvin J. (3019) 1970-71

Box 6, Folder 9

Roman, Alfonso T. (2592) 1964

Box 6, Folder 10

Rowley, Walter (2931) 1971

Box 6, Folder 11

Strum, Shirril W. (3019) 1974-77

Box 6, Folder 12

Wahlund, Robert E. (2808) 1969-71

Box 6, Folder 13

Industrial Accident Cases: General. 1973(Mostly Dec.)

 

VI: Business Files 1958-79

 

A. Federal & State Tax Reports & Records

Box 6, Folder 14

Census Report. 1977

Box 6, Folder 15

Federal Employer Quarterly Tax Returns. 1961-79

Box 6, Folder 16

Employers Pension Return: I.R.S. Form 4848. 1974

Box 6, Folder 17

Federal Unemployment Taxes: Form 940. 1975-78

Box 6, Folder 18

State Compensation Insurance Fund. 1963-79

Box 6, Folder 19

State Dept. of Employment Payroll Taxes. 1961-79

Box 6, Folder 20

Calif. Exempt Organizational Form: Form 199. 1961, 1970-77

Box 6, Folder 21

State Income Tax & Franchise Tax Exempt Forms. 1958-71

 

B. General Office

Box 6, Folder 22

Bills -- Paid. 1969-71

Box 6, Folder 23

Bills -- Paid. 1979

Box 6, Folder 24

Bills -- Misc.: Typewriter Repair, Floral, Advertising, Janitor, etc. 1962-66

Box 6, Folder 25

Bond Reports -- U.B.of C.& J.of A.

Box 6, Folder 26

Cahill, Leonard: Local Unions & Councils Pension Contributions

Scope and Content Note

(Also Includes Claude Heinig's Retirement Application 1969) 1967-73
Box 6, Folder 27

Cahill, Leonard: Health & Welfare (Hazard) 1965-73

Box 6, Folder 28

Clement, Roy: Carpenters Local Unions & Councils Pension File -- Local 3019 & RDC 1967-78

Box 6, Folder 29

Clement, Roy: G-P Health & Welfare. 1973-78

Box 6, Folder 30

Nelson, Raymond K. -- Retirement Dinner. 1978

Box 6, Folder 31

Office & Professional Employees Int. Union Local 3:

Union Clericals, Negotiations & Contracts File. 1959-66

Box 6, Folder 32

Office Employees Insurance & Pension Trust Fund. 1959-60

Box 6, Folder 33

Per Capita Taxes -- Humboldt COPE, Calif Labor COPE, Calif. Labor Federation, et c. 1961-68

Box 6, Folder 34

Periodical Subscriptions. 1961-67

Box 6, Folder 35

RDC Property File: Building Fund, Mortgage Insurance. 1953-79

Box 6, Folder 36

Sewer Construction Jacobs Avenue. 1969-71

Box 6, Folder 37

Union Label: Forms, Decals & Rules Undated

Box 6, Folder 38

The Union Register -- Correspondence. 1961-62

Scope and Content Note

Re: RDC's Request to Discontinue "Archie's Column & Article on Rep. Clem Miller's Death
 

C. Forms

Box 6, Folder 39

Bond Report Blanks. 1968

Box 6, Folder 40

Carpenters Home -- Lakeland Florida: Application for Admission. Undated

Box 6, Folder 41

Charter Applications -- U.B.of C.& J.of A. 1961

Box 6, Folder 42

City of Hope -- Patient Admissions Procedure, etc. 1956

Box 6, Folder 43

Death Certificate & Application for Death or Disability Donation -- Blanks. Undated

Box 6, Folder 44

Fair Employment Practices -- Complaint Forms. Undated

Box 6, Folder 45

Lumber Industry Pension Forms For Disability & Retirement. 1975

Box 6, Folder 46

Mediation Service: Dispute Notice Forms. 1975

Box 6, Folder 47

Passport Application Forms. Undated

 

VII: Leonard Cahill Subject Files

Box 7, Folder 1

Anti-Poverty Program -- Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Re: Establishment of a Humboldt Co. APP & Human Rights Comm. 1965
Box 7, Folder 2

Assoc. of Calif. Consumers: Organizational Membership & Newsletters. 1963-65

Box 7, Folder 3

Assoc. of Western Pulp & Paper Workers (AWPPW) 1965-66

Scope and Content Note

Re: Creation of AWPPW, Organizing at G-P & Crown Simpson Pulp Mills & Jurisdictional Dispute Re: Samoa Powerhouse
Box 7, Folder 4

John Birch Society File. 1965-66

Box 7, Folder 5

Birchers & Reagan: Articles & Pamphlets Linking Reagan & the Far Right. 1965-66

Box 7, Folder 6

Congressman Don Clausen File: General. 1963-66

Box 7, Folder 7

Congressman Don Clausen File: General. 1963-66

Box 7, Folder 8

Congressman Don Clausen File: General. 1963-66

Box 7, Folder 9

Correspondence & Notes Re: Pote, Frederick G.

Guarantee of Employment Upon Release from Menard Penitentiary, ILL. 1963

Box 7, Folder 10

Dept. of Employment: Legislative Update & Statistics. 1965

Box 7, Folder 11

District Councils Reports to Union Register. 1971-73

Box 7, Folder 12

Eighth District (U.B.of C.& J.of A.) Organizing & Education Conference Meetings: Reports, etc. 1964-66

Box 7, Folder 13

Executive Board Policy Comm. (RDC) -- Mailing List. 1961

Box 7, Folder 14

Fair Housing -- Rumford Law. 1964

Box 7, Folder 15

Food Stamp Program for Members Locked Out: Articles, Forms, Leaflets. 1963

Box 7, Folder 16

Humboldt County Budget: Area Labor's Support for Budget & Opposition to Taxpayers League. 1965

Box 7, Folder 17

Humboldt -- Del Norte Counties COPE. 1968-70

Box 7, Folder 18

Institute for American Democracy. 1967

Homefront: Issue on Extremism

Box 7, Folder 19

Keene, Barry -- Clipping

Scope and Content Note

Re: Candidacy for Assembly. Undated
Box 7, Folder 20

Labor & Civil Rights. 1969

Box 7, Folder 21

Labor Studies Program: Proposed Two-Year Course of Study Undated: Circa Mid 60s

Box 7, Folder 22

Legislative Data: Legislation, Legislators, Newsletters, Articles, et c. 1962-64

Box 7, Folder 23

Liberty Amendment to Repeal the Federal Income Tax & Rep. Clausen's Support. 1963-64

Box 7, Folder 24

List of SCABS at Wallal, Oregon. April 1964

Box 7, Folder 25

Log Exports -- Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Re: Legislation Renewing Federal Log Export Legislation 1968
Box 7, Folder 26

Medicare & National Health Insurance. 1965, 1970

Box 7, Folder 27

Memorandum of Agreement: Union Recognition & Agreement to Bargain Forms -- Blank. Undated: Circa Mid 60s

Box 7, Folder 28

More for Non-Members: Ad Stressing Labor's Role in Legislation for All Workers. Undated: Early 60s

Box 7, Folder 29

Multiple Use of Forest: Formation of Calif. Chapter of "Outdoors Unlimited" to Oppose Wilderness Area Expansions. 1972

Box 7, Folder 30

Mutual Funds: Brochures & Articles. 1964-68

Box 7, Folder 31

National Labor Relations Board -- General Info. 1959-67

Box 7, Folder 32

New Construction: Jurisdiction & Pay Rates Undated

Box 7, Folder 33

Political File -- General. 1958-68

Box 7, Folder 34

Political File -- General. 1958-68

Box 7, Folder 35

Political File -- General. 1958-68

Box 7, Folder 36

Political File -- General. 1958-68

Box 7, Folder 37

Presidential Pay Board Re: Contract Approval Under Wage Controls. 1972

Box 7, Folder 38

Proposed Uniform Contract Provisions. Undated: Circa Mid 60s

Box 7, Folder 39

Proxy Forms -- Blank: Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee. Undated

Box 7, Folder 40

Pulp Mills & Pollution. 1965

Box 7, Folder 41

Redwood National Park File -- General. 1964-65

Box 7, Folder 42

Redwood National Park Re: Effects of Proposed Expansion. 1971

Box 8, Folder 1

Referendum Vote -- $5.00 From Initiation Fee to District Council. 1957-60

Box 8, Folder 2

Referendum Vote -- To Add to By-Laws: The Per Capita Tax Shall be Paid by Each Local Union on All Employees from Whom the Union Receives Dues, or Agency Shop Required Fees Equivalent of Dues. 1964

Box 8, Folder 3

Right to Work Data. 1965-67

Box 8, Folder 4

Shingle Weaver Settlement Agreement. 7/1/67 to 7/1/69

Box 8, Folder 5

Shop Steward School. 1969-71

Box 8, Folder 6

State Safety Conference & Misc. Safety News. 1959-70

Box 8, Folder 7

Subcontracting -- General. 1961-63

Box 8, Folder 8

Teamsters -- Local 684: Correspondence & Log & Lumber Haulers Contract. 1958-63

Box 8, Folder 9

Timber Sales -- Six Rivers National Forest -- Lobbying Presentation to Interior Committee U.S. Senate. 5/20/59

Box 8, Folder 10

Tunney -- Calif. Labor Comm. for: Tabloid. 1970

Box 8, Folder 11

Veterans' Reemployment Rights. 1960-64

Box 8, Folder 12

Welfare & et c. 1971

Box 8, Folder 13

Welfare Legislation Material. 1964

Box 8, Folder 14

West Coast Coordinating Office U.B.of C.& J.of A. (Kenneth Davis) 1959-66

Box 8, Folder 15

Wilderness Areas, etc.: Opposition to. 1973

Box 8, Folder 16

Workmen's Compensation Study Comm. Hearings. 1964

Box 8, Folder 17

Workmen's Compensation Study. 1964

 

VIII: Roy Clement Era

Box 8, Folder 18

Agreement Notices -- Locals 2505, 2592, 2789, 2931, 3019. 1975

Box 8, Folder 19

Assoc. of Western Pulp & Paper Workers (AWPPW) 1974-76

Louisiana Pacific (L-P) Strike

Box 8, Folder 20

Calif. State Council of LSW -- Constitution & By-Laws. 1978

Box 8, Folder 21

Calif. State Council of LSW -- Financial Reports. 1974

Box 8, Folder 22

Contract Openings: Locals 2505, 2592, 2789, 2931, 3019. 1977

Box 8, Folder 23

Correspondence -- Outgoing. 1974-78

Box 8, Folder 24

Delegate Sign-In for Council Convention. 2/9/76-

Locals 2592, 2789, 2808, 2931, 3019

Box 8, Folder 25

Diamond Int'l Strike, Marysville Local 2687. 1976

Scope and Content Note

Re: Conflict Between Western Council & Central Council
Box 8, Folder 26

Employment Development Department. 1974-75

Box 8, Folder 27

Fire Inspection Report. 1976, 1978

Box 8, Folder 28

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust & Health & Welfare Trust. 1975-78

Box 8, Folder 29

Health & Safety Guidebook: Institute of Industrial Relations. 1974

Box 8, Folder 30

Industrial Accident Case Files A-L. 1975-76

Box 8, Folder 31

Industrial Accident Case Files M-Z. 1975-76

Box 8, Folder 32

Jacobs Avenue Dike Repair. 1978

Box 8, Folder 33

Lawsuit -- Smith & Lundy vs. RD C 1975-76

Scope and Content Note

Re: Failure to Notify Simpson About Contract
Box 8, Folder 34

Labor Law Reform -- Information Kit. 1977

Box 8, Folder 35

Leave of Absence -- Richard Mayton. 1972

Box 8, Folder 36

Local Unions Affiliated with the RDC. 3/20/75

Scope and Content Note

Re: Contracts with Companies
Box 8, Folder 37

M & J Lumber Co.: Seniority List, Negotiations. 1975

Box 8, Folder 38

Pension -- Robert Wahlund. 1974

Box 8, Folder 39

Redwood District Council Historic File (Undated) Contains: Local 2868 Envelopes, Cahill Era Stationery & State Trademark Regis. of "AFL 8" Union Label. (1966)

Box 8, Folder 40

Redwood District Council Luncheon. 1975

Box 8, Folder 41

REPP (Redwood Employee Protection Program): Federal Assumption of Health & Welfare Insurance Coverage for Laid-Off Samoa Plywood Workers from G-P/LPIW H & W Trust. 1978

Box 8, Folder 42

Redwood Park Expansion: Job Loss, REPP Program. 1978-79

Box 8, Folder 43

Referendum Vote on Initiation Fees. 1976

Locals 2505, 2592, 2789, 2808, 2931, 3019

Box 8, Folder 44

Roofing Bids -- RDC Building on Jacobs Avenue. 1974

Box 8, Folder 45

Sample Organizing Letter to Employer. Undated

Box 8, Folder 46

Settlement Agreements. 1977

Box 8, Folder 47

Simpson Pension Plan. 1974-78

Box 8, Folder 48

State Labor Law -- Mandatory Lunch. 1975

Box 8, Folder 49

Unemployment Insurance Handbook, Disability Info. 1976

Box 8, Folder 50

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Circulars. 1973-75

Box 8, Folder 51

U.B.of C.& J.of A. District Council By-Laws. 1974

Box 8, Folder 52

Western Council LP & IW (LSW) Correspondence. 1976-79

 

IX: Clement Era: Henderson Village Townhoused, Humboldt Plaza Apartments

Box 9, Folder 1

Field Survey for Rental Housing. 1967

Box 9, Folder 2

Application for Housing Units; Vance Hotel Inquiry; Articles of Incorporation. 1970-76

Box 9, Folder 3

Architect -- William M. Van Fleet. Undated

Scope and Content Note

Re: Henderson Village Specifications
Box 9, Folder 4

Barcelon-Burger Management Corp.: Memos, Correspondence, Management Agreement. 1973-74

Box 9, Folder 5

Barcelon-Burger Management Corp: Management Agreements. 1973-79

Box 9, Folder 6

By-Laws, Meeting Minutes, Rental Information. 1970-74

Box 9, Folder 7

Financial Statements -- Humboldt Plaza. 1973-77

Box 9, Folder 8

Financial Data: HUD Monthly Operating Summary. April 1974

Box 9, Folder 9

Financial Statements -- Humboldt Plaza. 1977-80

Box 9, Folder 10

Financial Statements -- Henderson Village. 1977-80

Box 9, Folder 11

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. 1977

Box 9, Folder 12

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. 1978

Box 9, Folder 13

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. Jan-June 1979

Box 9, Folder 14

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. July-Sept 1979

Box 9, Folder 15

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. Oct-Dec 1979

Box 9, Folder 16

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. Jan-Feb 1980

Box 9, Folder 17

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report -- Humboldt Plaza. March-May 1980

Box 9, Folder 18

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. July 1980

Box 9, Folder 19

Financial Data: Monthly Property Report. March 1981

Box 9, Folder 20

HUD (Housing & Urban Development, U.S. Dept. of) "Transmittal Notice"

Scope and Content Note

Re: Handbook on Financial & Accounting Procedures. 1974
Box 9, Folder 21

HUD -- General (Memos, Correspondence, Bulletins, Regulations) 1977-82

Box 9, Folder 22

HUD Compliance: Physical Inspection Rpts. 1976, 1979-80

Box 9, Folder 23

Henderson Village -- Construction Bills for Services & Materials. 1974

Box 9, Folder 24

Henderson Village -- General. 1973-80

Box 9, Folder 25

Henderson Village -- General. 1974-79

Box 9, Folder 26

Henderson Village -- Kenneth Whitmore, Contractor Contractor's Requisition; Marshal's Sale

Scope and Content Note

Re: Judgement Against K. R. Whitmore Co., Inc. 1973, 1977, 1980
Box 9, Folder 27

Humboldt Plaza -- Correspondence. 1974-76

Scope and Content Note

Re: Management Tenure of Charles Aldrich Includes Tenant Dispute of Tom Rist
Box 9, Folder 28

Humboldt Plaza -- Tenants Union. 1977-78

Correspondence Re: Management Tenure of Nora & Bob Kilbourne

Box 9, Folder 29

Humboldt Plaza -- Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Re: Management Tenure of Floyd & Lucille Bonebrake. 1979
Box 9, Folder 30

Humboldt Plaza: Policies & Procedures. 1973-74

Box 9, Folder 31

Humboldt Plaza: Real Estate Tax Bills

Box 9, Folder 32

Humboldt Plaza: Realtor Papers: Authorization to Sell

Scope and Content Note

Includes HUD Applications & Forms. 1978
Box 9, Folder 33

Miscellaneous: Correspondence, Minutes, Power of Attorney Form. 1976-79

Box 9, Folder 34

Redwoods United, Inc.: Grounds Care & Maintenance Proposal. 1978

Box 9, Folder 35

Rent Increases. 1974-80

 

X: Walt Newman Era

Box 10, Folder 1

California Labor Federation -- General. 1979-86

Box 10, Folder 2

California Labor Federation -- General. 1979-86

Box 10, Folder 3

California Labor Federation -- General. 1979-86

Box 10, Folder 4

California State Agencies: Board of Equalization, Board of Forestry, Dept. of Forestry University of Calif. at Berkeley, Employment Training Parcel. 1984-85

Box 10, Folder 5

California State Council of Lumber & Sawmill Workers: General -- Primarily Industrial Accident Cases. 1979-86

Box 10, Folder 6

Calif. State Council of LSW: General. 1979-86

Box 10, Folder 7

Central Labor Council of Humboldt & Del Norte Counties: General. 1984-86

Box 10, Folder 8

CETA Dept. (County Employment & Training Assistance) County of Humboldt -- Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Re: Economic Development & Employment Training. 1982-83
Box 10, Folder 9

Calif. Coastal Commission: Bulletins, Meeting Notices & Reports

Scope and Content Note

Re: Local & Regional Land Use Regulation. 1975-76
Box 10, Folder 10

C.O.P.E.: Calif. Labor Federation Committee on Political Education: Bulletins

Scope and Content Note

Re: State & National Politics. 1984-86
Box 10, Folder 11

Contracts: Blank Form Letter

Scope and Content Note

Re: Opening Contracts Negotiations & Contract 1980, Local 2592/McNamara & Peepe, Crescent City. 1980
Box 10, Folder 12

Correspondence, Miscellaneous. 1976-82

Scope and Content Note

Re: Members, Non-Lumber Unions, Etc.
Box 10, Folder 13

Dept. of Forestry, Calif. State Correspondence. 1979

Box 10, Folder 14

Employment Development Dept. (E.D.D.) State Unemployment Tax Returns for RDC Employees; Proposed Changes to Unemployment Law, etc. 1979-81

Box 10, Folder 15

Dike: Correspondence Re: Jacobs Avenue Dike Repair & Reconstruction. 1975-86

Box 10, Folder 16

Displaced Workers Center: Correspondence, Brochures, Bulletins & Leaflets

Scope and Content Note

Re: Services for Displaced Lumber Workers, Etc. 1981-84
Box 10, Folder 17

District Councils & Local Unions (U.B.of C.& J.of A.)

Correspondence & Bulletins. 1978-86

Box 10, Folder 18

First Far West -- Correspondence Re: Hazard Health & Welfare Claims. 1982-83

Box 10, Folder 19

Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service:

Blank Labor Dispute Forms & Conference Agenda. 1979

Box 10, Folder 20

Georgia-Pacific (G-P) Health & Welfare Trust: Correspondence, Employer Monthly Reports, Financial Statements & Minutes. 1978-84

Box 10, Folder 21

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: General. 1979-85

Box 10, Folder 22

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: General. 1979-85

Box 10, Folder 23

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: General. 1979-85

Box 10, Folder 24

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: General. 1979-85

Box 11, Folder 1

Gray Panthers of the North Coast: Jobs Committee (Ray Nelson) Bulletins. 1982

Box 11, Folder 2

Housing Credit Newsletter from National AFL-CIO. 1982-86

Box 11, Folder 3

HUD: U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development: Bulletins, Guidelines & Memoranda, Etc. 1978-86

Box 11, Folder 4

HUD: U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development: Bulletins, Guidelines & Memoranda, Etc. 1978-86

Box 11, Folder 5

Insurance: RDC Building. 1981-86

Box 11, Folder 6

Legal Misc. Correspondence: Redwood Legal Assistance Funding, Liability Suit Concerning RDC Building, Etc. 1981-85

Box 11, Folder 7

Local 2505: Misc. Correspondence Re: Per Capita Payments to the RDC & Western Council, Contract Opening Letters, Etc. 1979-87

Box 11, Folder 8

Local 2592: Misc. Per Capita Receipts &. 1976-83Correspondence -- Primarily

Scope and Content Note

Re: McNamara & Peepe 1980 Contract & Plant Closure L-P Negotiations 1980-83
Box 11, Folder 9

Local 2789: Misc. Correspondence, etc.:

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence & Newspaper Clippings Re: Plant Closure of Mad River Ply in 1979 1979-82
Box 11, Folder 10

Local 2931 Misc.:

Scope and Content Note

Includes Merger of Local 2808 into Local 2931. (1978),Plant Closure (1981) & Merger into Local 2592 (1983)
Box 11, Folder 11

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 12

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 13

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 14

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 15

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 16

Lumber Industry Pension Fund (Hazard): Correspondence & Financial Records. 1984-86

Box 11, Folder 17

National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Re: McNamara & Peepe Crescent City & Int. Assoc. of Saw Filers & Fitters. 1980
Box 11, Folder 18

Office Expenses: Paid Bills & Receipts. 1980-87

Box 11, Folder 19

Office Expenses: Paid Bills & Receipts. 1980-87

Box 11, Folder 20

Office Expenses: Paid Bills & Receipts. 1980-87

Box 11, Folder 21

Office Expenses: Paid Bills & Receipts. 1980-87

Box 11, Folder 22

Office Expenses: Paid Bills & Receipts. 1980-87

Box 12, Folder 1

Payroll: Misc. Forms & Correspondence. 1979

Scope and Content Note

Re: Federal & State Employer Taxes
Box 12, Folder 2

Politics: Correspondence & Misc. 1980-86

Scope and Content Note

Re: Local, State & National Legislation & Politics
Box 12, Folder 3

Politics: Correspondence & Misc. 1980-86

Scope and Content Note

Re: Local, State & National Legislation & Politics
Box 12, Folder 4

REPP: Redwood Employee Protection Program: General

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence, Legal Briefs & Decisions, Newsclippings, etc. 1980-82
Box 12, Folder 5

REPP: Redwood Employee Protection Program: General

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence, Legal Briefs & Decisions, Newsclippings, etc. 1980-82
Box 12, Folder 6

REPP: Redwood Employee Protection Program: General

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence, Legal Briefs & Decisions, Newsclippings, etc. 1980-82
Box 12, Folder 7

Roundtable: Correspondence, Leaflets, Press Releases

Scope and Content Note

Re: Organizing Against Plant Closures. 1980-81
Box 12, Folder 8

Safety: Primarily CAL/OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 1982-86

Box 12, Folder 9

Safety: Primarily CAL/OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 1982-86

Box 12, Folder 10

Safety: Primarily CAL/OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 1982-86

Box 12, Folder 11

Safety: Primarily CAL/OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 1982-86

Box 12, Folder 12

Safety: Primarily CAL/OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) 1982-86

Box 12, Folder 13

Simpson/LPIW Pension General: Applications, Correspondence, Financial Statements, etc. 1979-86

Box 12, Folder 14

Simpson/LPIW Pension General: Applications, Correspondence, Financial Statements, etc. 1979-86

Box 12, Folder 15

Simpson/LPIW Pension General: Applications, Correspondence, Financial Statements, et c. 1979-86

Box 12, Folder 16

State Compensation Insurance Fund: Premiums for RDC Employees. 1980

Box 13, Folder 1

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 2

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 3

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 4

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 5

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 6

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 7

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 8

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 9

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence & Bulletins. 1976-87

Box 13, Folder 10

Union Defense Committee: By-Laws, Correspondence, Leaflets, Press Releases

Scope and Content Note

Re: Defending REPP Against Cut-backs. 1980-82
Box 13, Folder 11

Union Labor Directory/Bill Szemkus

Scope and Content Note

Re: Billboard Ads in RDC Building. 1978-79
Box 13, Folder 12

Union Register Newspaper: Subscription Receipts. 1982

Box 13, Folder 13

Western Council Convention Resolutions. 1983

Box 13, Folder 14

Western Council LP & IW (LSW) Correspondence. 1981-83

Box 13, Folder 15

Western Council LP & IW (LSW) Correspondence. 1981-83

Box 13, Folder 16

Western Council LP & IW (LSW) Correspondence. 1984-87

Box 13, Folder 17

Western Council LPIW -- Timber Operators Council Health & Welfare Fund -- General. 1985-87

 

XI: RDC Financial Records

Box 14

Monthly receipts and expenses, bound volumes. 1954-78

 

Lumber & Sawmill Workers RDC Manuscript Collection Manuscript Collection: No. 2, 1917-1985

Physical Description: 22 cubic feet

Record Group II

Scope and Content

The bulk of the RDC Manuscript Collection consists of Redwood District Council records taken out of original order and arranged into artificial series by volunteers before the advent of the project archivist.
The Historical Series contains essentially all of the material in the collection pertaining to Northcoast lumber unionism before and during the 1946 redwood strike. This one box series was created by the archivist for researcher convenience. It is divided into five sub-series according to the provenance of the material. The RDC sub-series consists of the bits and pieces of old records saved by the RDC when it destroyed most of its own records upon moving into a new building in 1958. The material as saved has little in common except for its oldness. Perhaps the most pleasant surprise in the entire collection are the 1917-1919 International Timber Workers Local #12 minutes. They constitute a brief glimpse into an earlier cycle of lumber unionism in Humboldt County that ends in a broken desperation strike to preserve the eight hour day achieved during World War I. The provenance is unclear, as the minutes were stored with fragmentary records of the first 1930s precursors of the locals which eventually formed the RDC. These include Dues Books of the American Federation of Labor Federal Local 19576 for 1934-35 and financial records for its successor renumbered 2563 when it received its charter from the U.B.of C.& J.of A. These include the expense records (but nothing more) from the broken 1935 lumber strike. The local was reorganized and rechartered as Local 2677 after the strike. The Historical Series contains the minutes of this local from late 1935 to September 1937. Two months after it bolted the U.B.of C.& J.of A. to join the International Woodworkers of America, CIO. Stuck into the back of the Minute book and now foldered separately are: A 1935 contract with a small lumber company; a CIO plan to organize the redwoods; and several dues arrears notice forms from the now IWA-CIO Local #78. The box also contained the earliest RDC convention minutes, 1941-42, which have been moved into the RDC Convention Series and certain fragmentary records from the 1946 Redwood Strike.
Part of this series are the materials contributed by local author Frank Onstine. The material on the 1935 strike was used to produce his excellent local history, The Great Lumber Strike of 1935. There is a thick folder of material on the 1946 Redwood Strike, copied from originals then in the RDC office by Noel Harris, and intended for use to produce a projected sequel on the '46 strike. The originals of this material and much more from the '46 strike period subsequently disappeared from the RDC files. The RDC brief for the War Labor Board has also been placed in this series. This box, together with a few files in the 2592 Record Group Early Office Files Series, a very few files in the Ray Nelson Collection, the 1941-42 and the fragmentary 1945 -48 RDC Conventions constitute the sum total of the collection records on the early organizing and Redwood Strike period.
The created RDC Convention Series has been expanded from partial runs in the other Record Groups to constitute as complete a set as possible. It is the best source to chart the overall evolution of the RDC locals from beginning to end with each local giving a short report of its activities --amounting to four snapshots a year per local.
Ray Nelson was the U.B.of C.& J.of A. International Representative attached to the RDC from 1952 to 1978. His duties encompassed organizing and oversight of the U.B.of C.& J.of A. locals (Construction Carpenters as well as Lumber and Sawmill) in the RDC region. The Ray Nelson Series contains three sub-series: the relatively intact Ray Nelson Desk Files consisting of 1970 organizing files; The Ray Nelson Organizing materials, created from a mass of loose material spanning 25 years with islands of original order including the 1961 Correspondence File, the only material documenting his oversight role; and lastly, there are three folders of early material including a photo of his father with a steam donkey woods crew circa 1910 (the photo is being kept with the other Ray Nelson materials as per his request) and the contracts between the Holmes-Eureka Lumber Company and Logger's Local 3061 in 1943 and 1945.
 

I: Historical

 

A. RDC Materials

Box 1, Folder 1

Int'l. Union of Timber Workers Local #12 Eureka, Minutes. 8/19/17

Scope and Content Note

(first meeting of local) --12/29/18
Box 1, Folder 2

Int'l. Union of Timber Workers Local #12 Eureka, Minutes. 1/1/19-9/26/19

Box 1, Folder 3

Dues Book: A.F.L. Federal Local 19576. 2/35-5/35

Box 1, Folder 4

Dues Book Cover: A.F.L. Federal Local. 19576

Scope and Content Note

Most Info. is Post-19576 May 1934-37 LSW 2563
Box 1, Folder 5

Day Book Local LSW Local 2563. 1/35-9/35

IWA Local. 78 8/7/37-9/1/37

Box 1, Folder 6

Local 2563 Contract & Post-1935 Strike

Local Union Election Letter Found in Local 2677

Minute Book. 1935

Box 1, Folder 7

Minutes: Local 2677. 11/5/35-7/9/37

Box 1, Folder 8

Daybook: Local 2677. 11/5/35-11/16/37

Box 1, Folder 9

Dues Book: Local 2677. 11/35-6/37

Box 1, Folder 10

IWA-CIO Materials Found in Back of Local 2677

Minute Book Local 78: Includes 1937 CIO Plan to Organize the Redwood. 1936-37

Box 1, Folder 11

National War Labor Board -- Union's Brief. c.1943

Box 1, Folder 12

National War Labor Board -- Union's Brief. c.1943

Box 1, Folder 13

National War Labor Board -- Union's Brief. c.1943

Box 1, Folder 14

"Labor Relations in the California Lumber Industry" Anita Bradley. U.S. Dept. of Labor. 1945

Box 1, Folder 15

RDC Strike Policy Committee -- '46 Redwood Strike. 1946-47

Box 1, Folder 16

'46 Strike Policy Committee Financial Records & "Passes", "Men Working" & Official Ballot 2592. 6/27/47 & 6/23/50

Box 1, Folder 17

Northern Redwood Co. 1942-49

Box 1, Folder 18

RDC Strike Bulletins #s. 2, 3 & 5 '46 Redwood Strike. 1946-47

Box 1, Folder 19

U.B. of C.& J.of A.: "Secretary's Order Book" with the RDC's Receipts for '46 Strike Expenses. 3/16/46-5/11/46

Box 1, Folder 20

Redwood Empire Labor JournalIssue Commemorating The Golden (50th) Anniversary of the Central Labor Council of Humboldt County. 1952

Box 1, Folder 21

1954 Strike: Governors' Lumber Fact-Finding Panel AFL Opening Exhibit Brief. 1954

 

B. Frank Onstine Accession

Box 1, Folder 22

"The Humboldt County Lumber Strike of. 1935", Phil Simon, Unpublished Class Paper Humboldt State College 1950

Box 1, Folder 23

Court Records. (1935Strike Material from Frank Onstine) 1935

Box 1, Folder 24

Humboldt Times(1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine) 1935

Box 1, Folder 25

Western Worker(1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine) 1935

Box 1, Folder 26

Humboldt Standard, Arcata Union.(1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine) 1935

Box 1, Folder 27

Clair St. Peters -- Notes. (1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine) 1935

Box 1, Folder 28

Articles & Clippings. (1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine)

Box 1, Folder 29

International Labor Defense & Elaine Black Yoneda Material. (1935 Strike Material from Frank Onstine)

Box 1, Folder 30

* Humboldt Standard-- 2 Vols.: June, July 1935

Scope and Content Note

(Located in Map Case)
Box 1, Folder 31

La Follette Committee Hearings on Industrial Munitioning -- Hammond and '35 Strike Federal Labs.

Box 1, Folder 32

RDC Rebuttal Brief on War Labor Board Hearing Copied from RDC Records by Noel Harris in. 1978 & Given to Frank Onstine. Contributed to HSU in 1990 by Mr. Onstine. Undated-1944

Box 1, Folder 33

"Report of Trade Dispute" Filed by Holmes-Eureka Lumber Co. with the Calif. Dept. of Employment Listing the 320 Striking Members of Loggers Local 3601 & LSW Local 3056 by Name & S.S.#. 1/14/46

Box 1, Folder 34

1946 Redwood Strike Material Copied by Noel & Ina Harris from RDC Records for Frank Onstine (1977) 1946

 

C. Ina and Noel Harris Accession

Box 1, Folder 35

Northern California Union Labor NewsCrescent City, CA Partial Series 11 Editions. December 7, 1937-August 17, 1938

Last Edition Titled Northern California Free Press* (Second full size copies in Map Case)

 

D. Martin Balke Accession

Box 1, Folder 36

Martin Balke Scrapbook -- Redwood Empire Labor JournalNewsclippings. 1942-43

* See Balke photos in Photograph Series

 

E. Albin Gruhn Accession

Box 1, Folder 37

Albin Gruhn's Annual Report to the California State Federation of Labor. 1942-58

 

II: Constitution/By-Laws

Box 2, Folder 1

By-laws

Box 2, Folder 2

Constitution and By-laws/By-law Referendum. 1968

 

III: Executive Committee Minutes

Box 2, Folder 3

Minutes. 1946

Box 2, Folder 4

Minutes. 1951-60

Box 2, Folder 5

Minutes. 1961-70

 

IV: Quarterly Minutes and Financial Statements

Box 2, Folder 6

RDC Quarterly Conventions Work Copies of Minutes (first drafts) 1969-71

Box 2, Folder 7

RDC Minutes. 3/7/41-6/4/42& '46 Strike (hot boxcar)

Box 2, Folder 8

RDC Minutes. 1945

Box 2, Folder 9

RDC Minutes. 1946

Box 2, Folder 10

RDC Minutes. 1947

Box 2, Folder 11

RDC Minutes. 1948

Box 2, Folder 12

RDC Minutes. 1951

Box 2, Folder 13

RDC Minutes. 1952

Box 2, Folder 14

RDC Minutes. 1953

Box 2, Folder 15

RDC Minutes. 1954

Box 2, Folder 16

RDC Quarterly Conventions Election Results. 8/1/54

Box 2, Folder 17

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1955

Box 2, Folder 18

RDC Quarterly. 11/5/55-11/6/55& Joint Council Meeting RDC & NCCDC. 11/5/55

Box 2, Folder 19

RDC Quarterly. 5/6/56& Joint Committee Meeting RDC & NCCDC. 5/5/56

Box 2, Folder 20

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1956

Box 2, Folder 21

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1957

Box 2, Folder 22

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1958

Box 2, Folder 23

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 2/2/58

Box 2, Folder 24

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 11/58

Box 2, Folder 25

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1959

Box 2, Folder 26

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1960

Box 2, Folder 27

RDC Quarterly Conventions -- Transcript of. 5/1/60;Meeting 5/1/60

Box 2, Folder 28

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1961

Box 2, Folder 29

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1962

Box 2, Folder 30

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 10/28/62

Box 3, Folder 1

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1963

Box 3, Folder 2

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1964

Box 3, Folder 3

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1965

Box 3, Folder 4

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1966

Box 3, Folder 5

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1967

Box 3, Folder 6

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1968

Box 3, Folder 7

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1969

Box 3, Folder 8

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1970

Box 3, Folder 9

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1971

Box 3, Folder 10

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1972

Box 3, Folder 11

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1973

Box 3, Folder 12

RDC Mailing List and Revised Mailing List. 1974

Box 3, Folder 13

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1974

Box 3, Folder 14

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1975

Box 3, Folder 15

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1976

Box 3, Folder 16

RDC Quarterly Convention Delegate List. 1976-1985

Box 3, Folder 17

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1977

Box 3, Folder 18

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1978

Box 3, Folder 19

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1979

Box 3, Folder 20

RDC Quarterly Convention Correspondence. 1979-1986

Box 3, Folder 21

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1981

Box 3, Folder 22

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1982

Box 3, Folder 23

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1983

Box 3, Folder 24

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1985

Box 3, Folder 25

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1986

Box 3, Folder 26

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 1961-1985(Bound Volume)

Box 3, Folder 27

RDC Quarterly Conventions. 11/3/51-5/7/61(Bound Volume)

 

V: United Brotherhood of Carpenters

Box 3, Folder 28

Correspondence Re: Disaffiliation. 1960

Box 3, Folder 29

Organizational Chart

Box 3, Folder 30

Financial Statement. 1973-79

Box 3, Folder 31

Union Label Application

Box 3, Folder 32

Carpenter's 1040- General Info. on UBC

 

VI: Western Council

Box 3, Folder 33

Per Capita Standing by District. 1956-58

Box 3, Folder 34

Western Council Defense Fund. 1961, 1978

Box 3, Folder 35

Executive Meetings, Negotiations. 1974-79

Box 3, Folder 36

Minutes, General Fund, Defense Fund, Health and Welfare Fund. 1960-73

Box 3, Folder 37

Western Council Referendum. 1972-73

Box 3, Folder 38

Minutes, Constitution and Bylaws, Member Lists. 1967-73

Box 4, Folder 1

Western Council Convention. 1977

Box 4, Folder 2

Western Council Convention. 1977

Resolutions Proposed

Box 4, Folder 3

Correspondence Re: Negotiations. 1957-59.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Executive Committee Meeting 8/12/58
Box 4, Folder 4

Western Council Defense Fund

 

VII: California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers

Box 4, Folder 5

California State Council- Kennedy, J.F.

Box 4, Folder 6

California State Council. 1960-73

Box 4, Folder 7

California State Council Financial Report. 11/63

Box 4, Folder 8

California State Council Legislation. 1969-71

Box 4, Folder 9

California State Council Financial Standing Forms

Box 4, Folder 10

California State Council Legislation. 1969-70

 

VIII: California Labor Federation

Box 4, Folder 11

California Labor Federation. 1959-71

Box 4, Folder 12

Calif. Labor Federation Legislation. 1969-70

Box 4, Folder 13

Calif. Labor Federation Correspondence. 1968

Box 4, Folder 14

Calif. Labor Federation- Legislation, Executive

Council Meetings, Correspondence. 1969

Box 4, Folder 15

Calif. Labor Federation- Executive Council, Standing Committees. 1972

 

IX: RDC Strikes

Box 4, Folder 16

Strike- Simpson- Local 2931. 1975

Box 4, Folder 17

Strike- Simpson- Local 2931. 1975

Box 4, Folder 18

Strike- Simpson- Local 2789. 1975

Box 4, Folder 19

Strike- Louisiana-Pacific. 1984

Box 4, Folder 20

Strike Fund. 5/17/79

Box 4, Folder 21

Strike- Defense Fund/Western Council. 1960

Box 4, Folder 22

Strike- Louisiana-Pacific- Local 2592. 1983

Box 4, Folder 23

Strike- Louisiana-Pacifi c 1983

Box 4, Folder 24

Strike- Georgia-Pacific- Local 2592. 1962

 

X: Political

Box 4, Folder 25

Political- State Board of Forestry. 1975

Box 4, Folder 26

Political- Forest Practices Act. 1975

Box 4, Folder 27

Political- COPE- c.early. 1950s.

Candidate Interview Survey

Box 4, Folder 28

Political- COPE- Fundraising

Box 4, Folder 29

Coalition Against Plant Shutdowns. 1981

Box 4, Folder 30

Political- Legislation- Misc. 1957-63

Box 4, Folder 31

Humboldt County Labor League for Political Education. 1958-60

Box 4, Folder 32

California State Chamber of Commerce. 1971

Box 4, Folder 33

Political- "Right to Work" Prop. 18. 1958

Box 4, Folder 34

Political- Water Resources Prop. "A". 1965

Box 4, Folder 35

Political- "Right to Work" Prop. 18. 1958

Box 4, Folder 36

Political- "Environment and the Economy"

Newsletter. 1976

Box 4, Folder 37

California Senate Voting Record. 1971

Box 4, Folder 38

Political- General Election. 1958

Box 4, Folder 39

Political- COPE. 1970-72

Box 4, Folder 40

Political- Proposition. 22. 1972

Box 4, Folder 41

California Labor League for Political Education. 1958-70

 

XI: Organizing

Box 4, Folder 42

Arcata Redwood Co. 1976

Box 4, Folder 43

Arkley Lumber Co. 1964

Box 4, Folder 44

Brookings Plywood, Salyer -- Local 2808. 1977-78

Box 4, Folder 45

Cal-Pacific Manufacturing -- Local 2808. 1977

Box 4, Folder 46

Cal-Pacific Redwood Co., Orick. 1951 & 1961

Box 4, Folder 47

Carolina California Plywood Inc., Salyer. 1962

(Former Pat Veneer)

Box 4, Folder 48

Carolina California Plywood Inc., Salyer. 1967

Box 4, Folder 49

Carlotta Lumber Co. -- Local 2592. 1966-76

Box 4, Folder 50

Carlotta Lumber Co. -- Local 2592. 1976

Box 4, Folder 51

Dinsmore Veneer. 1961

Box 4, Folder 52

Crown Redwood Local 3006. 1968

Box 4, Folder 53

Crown Redwood Co., Fortuna -- Local 3006. 1968

Box 4, Folder 54

Dinsmore Lumber Co. 1965

Box 4, Folder 55

Elections Held. 1960-61

Box 4, Folder 56

Fali Corp., Orleans. 1967

Box 4, Folder 57

Gang Nail/Thomas Industries -- Local 2931. 1975

Box 4, Folder 58

Geneva Lumber Co. -- Local 2564 -- Wage Scales. 1947, 1948, 1952

Box 4, Folder 59

G-P Corp. Local 3006 -- Teamster Petition. 1961-62

Box 4, Folder 60

G-P Office Employees circa mid- 1970s

Box 4, Folder 61

Halstead Lumber Co. Local 2515 -- Election Records. 1948-58

Box 4, Folder 62

Halverson Lumber Co., Eureka. 1973

Box 4, Folder 63

Hamilton Bros. Lumber Co., Crescent City -- Local 598. 1950-55

Box 5, Folder 1

Hulbert & Muffly Co., Carlotta -- Local 3006. 1967-68

Box 5, Folder 2

Humboldt Fir Inc., Redding. 1967

Box 5, Folder 3

Humboldt Flakeboard, Arcata -- Local 2808. 1969

Box 5, Folder 4

Humboldt Flakeboard, Sierra Pacific, Arcata. 1970

Local 2808

Box 5, Folder 5

Lindroth Lumber Prod., Fort Seward. 1958-63

Box 5, Folder 6

McIntosh Lumber Co., Blue Lake IWA. 13-98 1950-51

Box 5, Folder 7

McNamara & Peepe. 1965-66

Box 5, Folder 8

McNamara & Peepe, Crescent City. 1965-67Del Norte Lumber Proc., Cal. Bark, Crescent City Chip Co./LSW & Teamsters 684

Box 5, Folder 9

McNord Lumber Co., Arcata LSW, IWA. 3-98. 1960-61

Box 5, Folder 10

Miller Redwood Co., Crescent City (Rellim Redwood Co.) 1965-69

Box 5, Folder 11

National Assoc. of Manufacturers -- Review of Industrial Relations in the Non-Union Plant. 1960

Box 5, Folder 12

Pacific Lumber Company, Scotia. 1945

Box 5, Folder 13

Paragon Plywood Corp., Crescent City

Local 2779. 1952-54

Box 5, Folder 14

Peavey Lumber Co. 1965

Box 5, Folder 15

Pozum Bros. 1969

Box 5, Folder 16

Redwood Constr. Co. & G-P Co., Samoa. 1961-63

Local 3006/Jurisdictional Dispute vs. Teamsters 684

Box 5, Folder 17

Redwood Construction Co. 1967

Box 5, Folder 18

Redwood Hi-Way Lumber Co. LSW 2515. 1946-51

Scope and Content Note

Includes RDC "Area Standard Agreement" 1946
Box 5, Folder 19

Samsonite Redwood Products, Arcata. 1974

Local 3019

Box 5, Folder 20

Schmidbauer Lumber Co. 1975-76

Box 5, Folder 21

Simpson. 1961

Box 5, Folder 22

Simpson Timber Co., Arcata. 1961-62

LSW 3006, IWA. 3-98

Box 5, Folder 23

Sound Stud Co., Dinsmore, Arcata. 1961-62

Box 5, Folder 24

South Bay Redwood Co., Alex H. Christie Lumber Co. 1965

Box 5, Folder 25

Standard Plywood Corp., Crescent City. 1975

Box 5, Folder 26

Timber Salvage Co., Eureka. 1964

Box 5, Folder 27

U.S. Plywood Corp. 1964-65

Box 5, Folder 28

U.S. Plywood Corp. -- Mutual Division, Fairhaven. 1965

Box 5, Folder 29

Van De Nor Lumber Co., Arcata. 1968

Box 5, Folder 30

Van Vleet Wood Products Co., Hoopa. 1957

Box 5, Folder 31

West Coast Orient, Samoa -- Local 2808. 1967-68

Box 5, Folder 32

West Coast Veneer Co., Crescent City. 1948-50

NLRB Petition, LSW 3059

Box 5, Folder 33

Weyerhaeuser Co. 1961-62

 

XII: Contracts

Box 6, Folder 1

A.C. Dutton Co., Crescent City -- Local 598. 1953-61

Box 6, Folder 2

A.C. Dutton Co. -- Local 598. 1961

Box 6, Folder 3

John Alquist Mill, Eureka. 1952

Box 6, Folder 4

John Alquist Mill, Eureka -- Local 2883. 1952

Box 6, Folder 5

All-Brite -- Local 2799, 2808. 1955-58

Box 6, Folder 6

Arcata Plywood- Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co.

Local 2808. 1974

Box 6, Folder 7

Arcata Plywood Corp -- Local 2808, 2789. 1951-70

Box 6, Folder 8

Arrow Mill Co. 1952-61

Box 6, Folder 9

Arrow Mill Co. -- Local 2868. 1948-52

Box 6, Folder 10

Boise Cascade, Arcata -- Local 2688. 1965

Box 6, Folder 11

Brightwood Lumber Co. -- Local 2799, 2808. 1952-66

Box 6, Folder 12

California Fabricators, Arcata -- Local 3006. 1951-63

Box 6, Folder 13

Cal-Ore Veneer Inc., Crescent City -- Locals 598 & 2779

Box 6, Folder 14

Coast Components Co -- Local 2931. 1966-67

Box 6, Folder 15

Crescent Plywood Co., Klamath -- Local 2792. 1948-57

Box 6, Folder 16

Davis Fir Mills -- Local 2808. 1963-65

Box 6, Folder 17

Davis Fir Mills, Arcata -- Local 2808. 1961-63

Box 6, Folder 18

Del Norte Box Co. -- Local 2505. 1975-77

Box 6, Folder 19

Del Norte Box Co.- Del Norte Operations

Local 2505. 1960

Box 6, Folder 20

Del Norte Box Co., Arcata -- Local 2592. 1967

Box 6, Folder 21

Del Norte Veneer Co. -- Local 2779. 1953

Box 6, Folder 22

Del Norte Box, Klamath -- Locals 2505, 2592. 1967-74

Box 6, Folder 23

Diebold Mills Inc., Smith River -- Local 2884. 1951-59

Box 6, Folder 24

Dolly Varden Lumber Co. -- Local 2799. 1952-55

Box 6, Folder 25

Durable Fir Lumber Co. -- Local 2799. 1952

Box 6, Folder 26

Durable Plywood Co., Arcata -- Local 2808. 1951-61

Box 6, Folder 27

Edwin R. Carlson Operation -- Local 2931. 1966-67

Box 6, Folder 28

El Dorado Lumber Co., Arcata -- Local 2799. 1955

Box 6, Folder 29

Eureka Forest Products -- Local 2592. 1968-75

Box 6, Folder 30

Eureka Plywood Co. -- Local 2931. 1955-56

Box 6, Folder 31

Eureka Plywood Co. -- Local 2931. 1948-56

Box 6, Folder 32

Fairhurst Lumber Co., Carlotta -- Local 3008. 1948

Box 6, Folder 33

Fluor Corp., Los Angeles -- Local 2288. 1948

Box 6, Folder 34

Fort Seward Mill & Veneer -- Local 2808. 1957

Box 6, Folder 35

Fortuna Wood Products -- Local 3006. 1961-66

Box 6, Folder 36

Fortuna Veneer Co. -- Locals 3008, 3006 & 2592. 1953-69

Box 6, Folder 37

Fortuna Veneer Co. -- Local 3008. 1953-69

Box 6, Folder 38

Fortuna Wood Products -- Local 3006. 1960-1962

Box 6, Folder 39

Gang Mill, Arcata -- Local 2931. 1974

Box 6, Folder 40

Louisiana-Pacific, McNamara & Peepe -- Local 2592. 1972

Box 6, Folder 41

Georgia-Pacific Corp., Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Sawmill Operations. 1964

Box 6, Folder 42

Georgia-Pacific, Hulbert & Muffly

Local 3006. 1966

Box 6, Folder 43

Georgia-Pacific -- Locals 2691, 2572, 2592, 2787, 2801, 2970, 3006, 3019 & 3064. 1964-66

Box 6, Folder 44

Georgia-Pacific, Samoa Plywood, Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Louisiana-Pacific -- Locals 3019, 3006. 1959-77

Box 7, Folder 1

Georgia-Pacific -- Locals 2592, 3006. 1967-69

Box 7, Folder 2

Georgia-Pacific, Myers Flat -- Local 2592. 1976

Box 7, Folder 3

Fortuna Wood Products, Humboldt Dock & Shipping, Georgia-Pacific, Louisiana-Pacific

Local 2592

Box 7, Folder 4

Georgia-Pacific, Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Sawmill Operations, Samoa. 1959-60, 1969, 1973

Box 7, Folder 5

Glendale Lumber Co., Arcata -- Local 2799. 1955

Box 7, Folder 6

Granada- Local 2592. 1976-77

Box 7, Folder 7

Hammond Calif. Redwood Co., Louisiana-Pacific

Local 3019, 3006, & 2592. 1961-74

Box 7, Folder 8

Humboldt Dock & Shipping

Local 2592. 1958

Box 7, Folder 9

Humboldt Dock & Shipping

Local 2592. 1970

Box 7, Folder 10

Humboldt Fir, Hoopa

Local 2808. 1969-75

Box 7, Folder 11

Humboldt Flake Board. 1968

Box 7, Folder 12

J. Hurn Shingle Co., Burnt Ranch

Local 2931. 1962

Box 7, Folder 13

Klamath River Veneer, Roberts Veneer Co.

Local 598. 1959-61

Box 7, Folder 14

Louisiana-Pacific Corp.

Local 3019. 1973

Box 7, Folder 15

Louisiana-Pacific Corp., Samoa

Local 3019. 1975-77

Box 7, Folder 16

McNamara & Peepe, Arcata

Local 2592. 1972

Box 7, Folder 17

McNamara & Peepe, Arcata

Local 2592. 1973

Box 7, Folder 18

Local 2641- Maple Creek & Local 2789. 1948-58

Box 7, Folder 19

Marine Lumber Re-Manufacturing Co., Eureka

Local 3018. 1961

Box 7, Folder 20

Masonite Corp., Hoopa Div. -- Local 2808. 1967-76

Box 7, Folder 21

Mecca Lumber- Tidewater Mills Inc., Eureka

Marine Lumber Sales -- Local 3019. 1962-63

Box 7, Folder 22

Mecca Lumber Co. (Tidewater Div.), Tidewater Mills Inc. NLRB

Box 7, Folder 23

Mighty Mite Inc. -- Local 3006. 1968

Box 7, Folder 24

Morrison & Jackson Lumber, Myers Flat

Local 2952. 1953

Box 7, Folder 25

National Pacific Timber Products Inc., Smith River

Local 2884. 1953

Box 7, Folder 26

North Coast Co.

Local 2799. 1954

Box 7, Folder 27

Northern California Plywood Inc., Crescent City

Local 2779. 1955-58

Box 7, Folder 28

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co.

Local 2808. 1962-64

Box 7, Folder 29

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co.

Local 2917. 1956

Box 7, Folder 30

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co., Arcata

Local 2808. 1972

Box 7, Folder 31

Orleans Veneer & Plywood

Local 2808. 1975

Box 7, Folder 32

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co.

Local 2808. 1955, 1964

Box 7, Folder 33

Pacific Lumber Co. Scotia

Local 2570. 1944-45

Box 7, Folder 34

Pacific Veneers, Crescent City

Local 598. 1954-55

Box 7, Folder 35

Pacific Veneers Inc. Crescent City

Local 598. 1951-55

Box 7, Folder 36

Precision Lumber Co.

Local 2808

Box 7, Folder 37

Roberts Veneer Inc., Crescent City

Local 598. 1959

Box 7, Folder 38

Roddiscraft- Humboldt Plywood Div., Arcata

Local 2789. 1954-56

Box 7, Folder 39

Roddiscraft

Local 2641. 1955

Box 7, Folder 40

Santa Rosa Plywood Inc.

Local 2459

Box 7, Folder 41

Seeley Creek Lumber Co.

Local 2515

Box 7, Folder 42

Swortzel & Swan -- Shingle Weavers #2868. 1953-55

Box 7, Folder 43

Simpson

Locals 2931 & 2789

Box 7, Folder 44

Simpson

Locals 2931 & 2505

Box 7, Folder 45

Sound Lumber Co., Arcata

Local 2799. 1948-61

Box 7, Folder 46

G.L. Spier Co., Arcata

Local 2799. 1947-52

Box 8, Folder 1

Trinity River Lumber Co.

Local 2666. 1951-61

Box 8, Folder 2

Van Vleet

Local 2808. 1963

Box 8, Folder 3

Washington Lumber Co.

Locals 2592 & 2505. 1954-57

Box 8, Folder 4

Water Cooling Equipment Co., Arcata

Local 3006. 1947-60

Box 8, Folder 5

Western Handle Co.

Local 598. 1955-59

Box 8, Folder 6

L.S. Whaley Lumber Co., Garberville

Local 2515. 1946-51

Box 8, Folder 7

Willamette Sheathing Inc., Arcata

Local 2789. 1959-60

Box 8, Folder 8

Settlements. 1961

Box 8, Folder 9

Contracts

Box 8, Folder 10

Locals with Contracts List. 1953-56

Box 8, Folder 11

Blank Agreement Forms

 

XIII: Negotiations

Box 8, Folder 12

Marine Lumber Re-manufacturing Co., Arcata

Local 3018. 1962

Box 8, Folder 13

Brightwood Lumber Co. 1961

Box 8, Folder 14

Water Cooling Equipment Co. 1954

Box 8, Folder 15

Humboldt Lumber -- Local 2641. 1954

Box 8, Folder 16

Simpson Redwood, Arcata-Local 3006. 1958-67

Box 8, Folder 17

Durable Plywood, Arcata-Local 2808. 1961

Box 8, Folder 18

"Opening of Negotiations" Form Letters

Box 8, Folder 19

Correspondence. 1969

Box 8, Folder 20

A.C. Dutton Co., Crescent City-Local 598. 1961

Box 8, Folder 21

Northern California Lumber Operators Assn. 1953-61

Box 8, Folder 22

Georgia-Pacific, Humboldt Dock & Shipping

Local 2592. 1961-64

Box 8, Folder 23

Humboldt Dock & Shipping Co., Eureka

Local 2592. 1966-67

Box 8, Folder 24

Simpson Timber Co., Del Norte Box Co.

Local 2505. 1962-63

Box 8, Folder 25

Del Norte Box Co., Arcata

Local 2505. 1966

Box 8, Folder 26

Simpson Timber Co., Arcata

Local 2505. 1966

Box 8, Folder 27

A.C. Dutton Corp., Crescent City

Local 598. 1961-62

Box 8, Folder 28

Georgia-Pacific Corp., Samoa

Local 2592. 1966-68

Box 8, Folder 29

Weyerhaeuser Co., Arcata

Local 2789. 1962-64

Box 8, Folder 30

(Simpson) Mad River Plywood, Arcata

Local 2789. 1966

Box 8, Folder 31

Brightwood Lumber Co.

Local 2808. 1966

Box 8, Folder 32

Precision Lumber Co.

Local 2808. 1966

Box 8, Folder 33

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co. (Mill A)

Local 2808. 1961, 1966

Box 8, Folder 34

Arcata Plywood Corp.

Locals 2808 & 2678. 1952-66

Box 8, Folder 35

Van Vleet, Precision, Durable, Arcata Ply

Local 2808. 1962-63

Box 8, Folder 36

Twin Harbors (Davis Fir Mills)

Local 2808. 1966

Box 8, Folder 37

Orleans Veneer & Lumber Co. Mill B, Arcata

Local 2808. 1966-67

Box 8, Folder 38

Trans-Wood Co., Arcata

Local 2808. 1966

Box 8, Folder 39

Simpson- Eureka Plywood Div.

Local 2931. 1966-67

Box 8, Folder 40

Simpson- Eureka Plywood Div.

Local 2931. 1962-63

Box 8, Folder 41

Fortuna Wood Products

Local 3006. 1966

Box 8, Folder 42

Georgia-Pacific Corp., Samoa

Local 3006 & 2592. 1966-68

Box 8, Folder 43

Georgia-Pacific, Arcata Plywood, Fortuna Veneer, Fortuna Wood

Local 3006. 1962-63

Box 8, Folder 44

Fortuna Veneer

Local 3006. 1966

Box 8, Folder 45

Georgia-Pacific (Hulbert & Muffly Co.), Carlotta

Local 3006. 1968

Box 8, Folder 46

Tidewater Mills, Eureka

Local 3018. 1966-69

Box 8, Folder 47

Georgia-Pacific, Samoa

Local 3019. 1962-63, 1966-67

Box 8, Folder 48

Weyerhaeuser, Arcata

Local 3027

Box 8, Folder 49

Mediation Services. 1969-72

Box 8, Folder 50

Western Council. 1961, 1963& 1966

Box 8, Folder 51

Mediation Services- Federal & Calif. 1962

Box 8, Folder 52

Openings. 1955-57

Box 8, Folder 53

Hammond, Georgia-Pacific & Various Locals. 1951-66

Box 8, Folder 54

Negotiations. 1966

Box 8, Folder 55

Cal Coast Plywood. 1979

Box 8, Folder 56

Simpson

Locals 2505 & 2789. 1962-72

Box 8, Folder 57

Georgia-Pacific

Local 3019. 1972

Box 8, Folder 58

Negotiations- Several Companies

Locals 2931, 2789, 2808, & 2505. 1975

Box 8, Folder 59

Bayside Plywood

Local 2808. 1973

Box 8, Folder 60

Western Council & Local Unions. 1966, 1972

Box 9, Folder 1

Negotiations-Local 2808. 1977

Box 9, Folder 2

Negotiations. 1975-76

Box 9, Folder 3

Negotiations-Local 2931. 1969-72

Box 9, Folder 4

Negotiations- RDC. 1955-57 & 1968-69

Box 9, Folder 5

Conciliation Service- State & Federal. 1960-69

Box 9, Folder 6

Recommendation. 1955

Box 9, Folder 7

Del Norte Box, Arcata

Box 9, Folder 8

Opening Dates- List of Operations. 1962

Box 9, Folder 9

Pulp Loaders- Labor Pool

Box 9, Folder 10

Proposal on Holidays. 1958

Box 9, Folder 11

Orleans Veneer, Arcata Plywood. 1972-75

Box 9, Folder 12

Proposed Contract Changes. 1975

Box 9, Folder 13

Georgia-Pacific-Local 3006. 1961-62

Box 9, Folder 14

Humboldt Fir, Hoopa-Local 2808. 1967-68

Box 9, Folder 15

Louisiana-Pacific-Local 3019. 1977

Box 9, Folder 16

Simpson-Local 2789. 1977

Box 9, Folder 17

Simpson- Arcata Re-manufacturing. 1979

Box 9, Folder 18

Granada Rest Home, Eureka-Local 2592. 1976

Box 9, Folder 19

Wage Settlements. 1963

Box 9, Folder 20

Western Council- California State Council. 1962

Box 9, Folder 21

Western Council. 1955, 1973

Box 9, Folder 22

Western Council Proposal. 1977, 1980

Box 9, Folder 23

Western Council- McNamara & Peepe. 1977

Box 9, Folder 24

Weyerhaeuser-Local 2789. 1962-63

 

XIV: Wage Scales

Box 9, Folder 25

Wage History with Scales. 1935

Box 9, Folder 26

Wage History. 1935-55

Box 9, Folder 27

Wage History with Scales. 1935-65

Box 9, Folder 28

Wage History w/Scales/Western Council. 1935-76

Box 9, Folder 29

Roddiscraft Inc., Maple Creek. 1948-55

Box 9, Folder 30

Crescent Plywood Co., Klamath. 1950-56

Box 9, Folder 31

Wage Scales. 1951-55

Box 9, Folder 32

A.C. Dutton Lumber Co., Crescent City. 1951-59

Box 9, Folder 33

Arrow Mill Co., Klamath, Eureka. 1953-56

Box 9, Folder 34

El Dorado Lumber Co., North Coast Lumber Co. 1954-56

Box 9, Folder 35

Cal-Ore Veneer, Crescent City. 1954-59

Box 9, Folder 36

Trinity River Lumber Co., Hoopa. 1954-59

Box 9, Folder 37

California Fabricators, Arcata. 1954-60

Box 9, Folder 38

Misc. Local, No. Cal., Oregon. 1954-66

Box 9, Folder 39

All-Bright Lumber Co., Arcata. 1955

Box 9, Folder 40

Arcata Plywood. 1955

Box 9, Folder 41

Brightwood Lumber Co., Arcata. 1955

Box 9, Folder 42

Cheney Forest Products. 1955

Box 9, Folder 43

Fortuna Plywood. 1955

Box 9, Folder 44

Fringe Benefits- All Operations. 1955

Box 9, Folder 45

Georgia-Pacific Corp. Woods Operation. 1955

Box 9, Folder 46

Glendale Lumber Co., Arcata. 1955

Box 9, Folder 47

Northern Calif. District Council, LSW. 1955

Box 9, Folder 48

Northern California District Council. 1955

Box 9, Folder 49

Northern Redwood Lumber Co., Korbel. 1955

Box 9, Folder 50

Obsolete. 1955

Box 9, Folder 51

Oregon Companies. 1955

Box 9, Folder 52

Blue Mountain Dist. Council, Baker, Oregon. 1955-56

Box 9, Folder 53

Wage Scales RDC, LSW. 1955-56

Box 9, Folder 54

Wage Scales RDC, LSW. 1955-57

Box 9, Folder 55

Various Companies. 1955-62

Box 9, Folder 56

Willamette Valley. 1955-65

Box 9, Folder 57

Fortuna. 1955, 1965

Box 9, Folder 58

Brightwood Lumber Co., Arcata. 1955, 1967

Box 10, Folder 1

Humboldt Dock Shipping, A.C. Dutton Co., Crescent City, Palantic Steamship Co. 1955-59, 1974

Box 10, Folder 2

Durable Ply Co., Orleans Mill B. 1955-74

Box 10, Folder 3

Simpson Redwood Co. 1955-75

Box 10, Folder 4

Blue Mountain District Council. 1956

Box 10, Folder 5

Central Calif. District Council. 1956

Box 10, Folder 6

Central Oregon District Council. 1956

Box 10, Folder 7

Morrison & Jackson, Myers Flat. 1956

Box 10, Folder 8

Northern California Plywood, Crescent City. 1956

Box 10, Folder 9

Van Vleet Wood Products Co., Arcata. 1956

Box 10, Folder 10

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1956

Box 10, Folder 11

Orleans Veneer & Lumber. 1956, 1967

Box 10, Folder 12

Precision Lumber Co. 1956, 1967

Box 10, Folder 13

Simpson Redwood Co., Eureka Ply/Fairhaven. 1956, 1967, 1975

Box 10, Folder 14

Roddiscraft (Humboldt Ply Div) Arcata. 1956-59

Box 10, Folder 15

RDC Area- Several Companies. 1957-60

Box 10, Folder 16

Wage Scales:

 

1) Humboldt Co.

 

2) Out of Humboldt Co. 1957-61

Box 10, Folder 17

Fluor Products, Santa Rosa. 1958

Box 10, Folder 18

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1959-60

Box 10, Folder 19

Wage Scales. 1960

Box 10, Folder 20

Klamath River Plywood Co., Crescent City. 1960

Box 10, Folder 21

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1960-67

Box 10, Folder 22

Georgia-Pacific, Toledo, Oregon. 1961

Box 10, Folder 23

Willamette Valley District Council. 1961-62

Box 10, Folder 24

Precision Lumber Co., Arcata. 1962

Box 10, Folder 25

Wage Scales- LSW. 1963

Box 10, Folder 26

Brightwood, Tidewater, U.S. Ply. 1963-67

Box 10, Folder 27

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1963-67

Box 10, Folder 28

Willamette Valley District Council. 1963-68

Box 10, Folder 29

Wage Rates/Building Trades. 1964

Box 10, Folder 30

Coos Bay Area District Council. 1964-69

Box 10, Folder 31

Montana Carpenters Dist. Council. 1965, 1968

Box 10, Folder 32

Building & Construction Trades Council. 1966-71

Box 10, Folder 33

UBC/Custom Millwork. 1966-67

Box 10, Folder 34

Georgia-Pacific, Samoa. 1967

Box 10, Folder 35

Simpson Redwood. 1967

Box 10, Folder 36

Tidewater Mills, Eureka. 1967

Box 10, Folder 37

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1967

Box 10, Folder 38

Central Washington Dist. Council. 1967-69

Box 10, Folder 39

Georgia-Pacific Ply Co. 1967-74

Box 10, Folder 40

Over-All Wages. 1968-71

Box 10, Folder 41

Willamette Valley District Council. 1969-71

Box 10, Folder 42

U.S. Ply/Ray Nelson. 1973

Box 10, Folder 43

L.P. Bucking & Falling. 1973-74

Box 10, Folder 44

Louisiana-Pacifi c 1974

Box 10, Folder 45

Simpson, Mad River Plywood. 1974

Box 10, Folder 46

Hoopa Operation. 1976

Box 10, Folder 47

Simpson. 1976

Box 10, Folder 48

Willamette Valley District Council. 1977-80

Box 10, Folder 49

Simpson, Korbel. 1980-82

Box 10, Folder 50

Wage Scales- Maintenance

 

XV: Benefits

Box 11, Folder 1

Fringe Benefits- Various Companies. c.1956

Box 11, Folder 2

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare (Hazard Trust) 1959-66

Box 11, Folder 3

Pension- Western Council Retirement Committee. 1959-67

Box 11, Folder 4

Georgia-Pacific Pension. 1960-70

Box 11, Folder 5

Lumber Industry Pension Fund. 1961-73

Box 11, Folder 6

Lumber Industry Pension Fund. 1961-73

Box 11, Folder 7

Lumber Industry Pension Fund. 1961-73

Box 11, Folder 8

Western Council LSW Retirement Fund. 1962-66

Box 11, Folder 9

Georgia-Pacific Pension. 1963

Box 11, Folder 10

Health & Welfare. 1963

Box 11, Folder 11

Georgia-Pacific- Pension, Health & Welfare. 1964

Box 11, Folder 12

Hazard Trust vs. Arcata Plywood Plan. 1965

Box 11, Folder 13

Georgia-Pacific- Pension, Health & Welfare. 1965

Box 11, Folder 14

Tidewater Mills Health Program. 1965

Box 11, Folder 15

Georgia-Pacific- Pension, Health & Welfare. 1966

Box 11, Folder 16

Georgia-Pacific- Pension, Health & Welfare. 1967

Box 11, Folder 17

Simpson Pension. 1967

Box 11, Folder 18

Pension Trust- Simpson/LSW. 1967-69

Box 11, Folder 19

Carpenters Local Union & Councils Pension Fund. 1967-78

Box 11, Folder 20

Simpson Pension. 1968-69

Box 11, Folder 21

Eureka Low Rent Housing Project- Worthington. 1969

Box 11, Folder 22

Health & Welfare- Simpson Lumber Industry Pension Fund. 1969

Box 11, Folder 23

Health Insurance. 1969-70

Box 11, Folder 24

Simpson Pension, Health & Welfare. 1969-71

Box 11, Folder 25

Georgia-Pacific Pension, Health & Welfare. 1970

Box 11, Folder 26

Henderson Village. 1970

Box 11, Folder 27

Lumber Industry Pension, Health & Welfare. 1972-73

Box 11, Folder 28

Simpson Pension. 1972-74

Box 11, Folder 29

Georgia-Pacific/Louisiana-Pacific Pension, Health & Welfare. 1973

Box 11, Folder 30

Simpson LPIW Pension. 1974-75

Box 11, Folder 31

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund. 1974-77

Box 12, Folder 1

Georgia-Pacific/Louisiana-Pacific & LPIW Pension Trust. 1974-79

Box 12, Folder 2

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust. 1975-76

Box 12, Folder 3

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1975-77

Box 12, Folder 4

Eureka Housing Advisory Board. 1976-77

Box 12, Folder 5

Georgia-Pacific/Louisiana-Pacific & LPIW Pension Trust- Minutes. 1976-77

Box 12, Folder 6

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust. 1976-78

Box 12, Folder 7

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1977

Box 12, Folder 8

Georgia-Pacific/Louisiana Pacific & LPIW Pension Trust- Notices & Forms. 1977

Box 12, Folder 9

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust- Correspondence. 1977

Box 12, Folder 10

Eureka Housing Advisory Board/Simpson- LPIW Pension Trust. 1977-78

Box 12, Folder 11

Eureka Housing Advisory Board. 1978

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Pension Funds

Box 12, Folder 12

Eureka Housing Advisory Board- LPIW Health & Welfare Fund (Hazard Trust) 1978

Box 12, Folder 13

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1978

Box 12, Folder 14

Simpson- LPIW Retirement Plan. 1978

Box 12, Folder 15

U.S. Dept. of Labor: Redwood Employee Protection Program (REPP) 1978

Box 12, Folder 16

Group Accident & Disability Insurance. 1979

Box 12, Folder 17

G-P/L-P LPIW Pension Plan. 1980

Box 12, Folder 18

Lumber Industry Pension Fund. 1987

 

XVI: Office Files

Box 12, Folder 19

Locals Affiliated with RDC. 1954-60

Box 12, Folder 20

Locals Affiliated with RD C 1961

Box 12, Folder 21

Local 598 (2505) 1953-64

Box 12, Folder 22

Local 2505. 1951-79

Box 12, Folder 23

Local 2592. 1955-67

Box 12, Folder 24

Local 2779 (598) 1952-55

Box 12, Folder 25

Local 2789. 1952-1979

Box 12, Folder 26

Local 2789. 1965

Box 12, Folder 27

Local 2789 (2931) 1977

Box 12, Folder 28

Local 2799. 1951-55

Box 12, Folder 29

Local 2808. 1969, 1977

Box 12, Folder 30

Local 2808. 1952-67

Box 12, Folder 31

Local 2808. 1964-67

Box 13, Folder 1

Local 2931. 1950-73

Box 13, Folder 2

Local 2931. 1962-79

Box 13, Folder 3

Local 2931. 1966-68

Box 13, Folder 4

Local 2988. 1961

Box 13, Folder 5

Local 3006. 1954-67

Box 13, Folder 6

Locals 3006 & 2592. 1966, 1971

Box 13, Folder 7

Local 3018. 1961-69

Box 13, Folder 8

Local 3018. 1964-76

Box 13, Folder 9

Local 3019. 1961-77

Box 13, Folder 10

Local 3019. 1977-78

Box 13, Folder 11

Local 3019. 1978

Box 13, Folder 12

Locals 3027 & 2505. 1961-66

Box 13, Folder 13

Local 3108. 1955

Box 13, Folder 14

Advertising Brochures. 1958-63

Box 13, Folder 15

Advertising- Clock Board. 1965-66

Box 13, Folder 16

Advertising- Sign Board. 1974-78

Box 13, Folder 17

Bills- Paid. 1977-79

Box 13, Folder 18

Bills- Unpaid. 1977-78

Box 13, Folder 19

Business Agent

Box 13, Folder 20

Business Receipts. 1959-67

Box 13, Folder 21

Calif. Dept. of Employment- Manpower & Development Training Act. 1964

Box 13, Folder 22

Calif. Dept. of Industrial Relations. 1959-62

Box 13, Folder 23

Calif. Dept. of Industrial Relations- Conciliation Service

Box 13, Folder 24

Calif. State Council of Carpenters & Local 1040. 1958-66

Box 13, Folder 25

Center for Labor Research. 1980

Box 13, Folder 26

Central Labor Council. 1960-66

Box 13, Folder 27

Certificate of Service. 1952

Box 13, Folder 28

Clement, Roy- Notes. 1974-77

Box 13, Folder 29

Contract Drafts

Box 13, Folder 30

Contract Re: Frank Sinatra Jr. 1977

Box 13, Folder 31

Correspondence. 1951, 1966, 1974-79

Box 13, Folder 32

Correspondence. 1952-58

Box 13, Folder 33

Correspondence/Central Oregon District Council. 1958-62

Box 13, Folder 34

Correspondence/Representatives, etc. 1959-63

Box 13, Folder 35

Correspondence/UBC. 1959-72

Box 13, Folder 36

Correspondence/Hammond/Georgia-Pacific. 1962

Box 14, Folder 1

Correspondence. 1963

Box 14, Folder 2

Correspondence ('64 Flood) 1965

Box 14, Folder 3

Correspondence. 1968-72

Box 14, Folder 4

Correspondence. 1973-74

Box 14, Folder 5

Councils, Misc. 1959-68

Box 14, Folder 6

Del Norte Co. Lumber Manufacturers. 1963

Box 14, Folder 7

Dept. of Human Resources. 1970-71

Box 14, Folder 8

Disability Insurance. 1954, 1960, 1971

Box 14, Folder 9

Environment. 1972-73

Box 14, Folder 10

Forms: Arrears Notices, Reinstatement Forms

Box 14, Folder 11

Forms: Calif. Dept of Industrial Relations Death Claim- Application for Hearing

Box 14, Folder 12

Forms: Dept. of Industrial Relations- Labor Law

Box 14, Folder 13

Forms: Calif. State Council LSW- Applications

Box 14, Folder 14

Forms: Calif. State Federation of Labor- Applications

Box 14, Folder 15

Forms: Contracts- Memo. of Agreement. 1961-62

Box 14, Folder 16

Forms: Industrial Accident Commission

Box 14, Folder 17

Forms: Letterhead Samples

Box 14, Folder 18

Forms: Local Union Authorization to RD C 1962

Box 14, Folder 19

Forms: Miscellaneous

Box 14, Folder 20

Forms: NLRB. 1954-58

Box 14, Folder 21

Forms: NLRB Petition for Elections

Box 14, Folder 22

Forms: Opening of Agreement. 1962

Box 14, Folder 23

Forms: Non-Communist Oath

Box 14, Folder 24

Forms: Petition for Union Shop Election

Box 14, Folder 25

Forms: RDC

Box 14, Folder 26

Forms: UBC- Maintenance of Membership

Box 14, Folder 27

Forms: U.S. Citizenship Stipulation

Box 14, Folder 28

Forms: U.S. Dept. of Labor- Confidential Complaint

Box 14, Folder 29

Forms: U.S. Dept. of Labor- Withdrawal Request

Box 14, Folder 30

General Hospital. 1961

Box 14, Folder 31

Georgia-Pacific/ U.S Plywood Corp. 1963

Box 14, Folder 32

Gyppo Logging

Box 14, Folder 33

Hotels & Reservations. 1953-64

Box 14, Folder 34

Holiday Cards. 1984

Box 14, Folder 35

Humboldt Co. Manufacturer's Directory. 1961

Box 14, Folder 36

International Woodworkers of America/Pickering Lumber

Box 14, Folder 37

Longshormen (ILWU) 1964-69

Box 14, Folder 38

McNamara & Peepe. 1967

Box 14, Folder 39

Mailing List LSW Locals. 1957, 1977

Box 14, Folder 40

Office Files: Miscellaneous. 1959-65

Box 14, Folder 41

Mutual Plywood Corp. 1955

Box 14, Folder 42

Nelson, Raymond- Retirement Dinner

Box 14, Folder 43

Office Expenses. 1960-76

Box 14, Folder 44

Office Sign- Eureka Neon. 1961-72

Box 14, Folder 45

Parliamentary Proceedings

Box 14, Folder 46

Posted Information. 1977-78

Box 14, Folder 47

Ray, Otha- Notes

Box 14, Folder 48

RDC Contract Dates. 1972

Box 14, Folder 49

RDC Delegates. 1961-64

Box 14, Folder 50

Redwood National Park. 1977

Box 14, Folder 51

Salary & Expense Reports- Cahill, Leonard. 1968

Box 14, Folder 52

Salary & Expense Reports- Heinig, Claude

Box 14, Folder 53

"To the Membership"

Box 14, Folder 54

UBC General Office- Info. Bulletins. 1965-72

Box 14, Folder 55

UBC General Convention Report. 1960

 

XVII: Health & Safety

Box 14, Folder 56

Health & Safety. 1973-74

Box 14, Folder 57

Dept. of Industrial Relations. 1959-64

Box 14, Folder 58

Disability Benefits, etc. 1978

Box 14, Folder 59

Industrial Accident Application for Benefits

Box 14, Folder 60

Industrial Safety Conference. 1962

Box 14, Folder 61

Occupational Safety & Health Standards Bd. 1975

Box 14, Folder 62

Workmen's Comp. 1957

Box 14, Folder 63

Workmen's Comp. Correspondence. 1974

Box 14, Folder 64

Alford, James N.- Application to Industrial Accident Commission. 1961

Box 14, Folder 65

Avelar, J.- Industrial Accident Disability. 1967

Box 14, Folder 66

Sanchez, A.- Workmen's Comp. 1965-66

Box 14, Folder 67

Sandall, G.- Industrial Accident. 1963-64

Box 14, Folder 68

Sargent, H.- Industrial Accident. 1964-66

Box 14, Folder 69

Savage, Cecil- Industrial Accident. 1964

Box 14, Folder 70

Schamehorn, E.- Workmen's Comp. 1971

Box 14, Folder 71

Schroeder, I.- Industrial Accident. 1970-71

Box 14, Folder 72

Schunk, E.- Industrial Accident. 1964

Box 14, Folder 73

Shaw, H.- Industrial Accident. 1968-70

Box 14, Folder 74

Skiles, B.- Industrial Accident. 1969-70

Box 14, Folder 75

Smith, J.- Workmen's Comp. 1968

Box 14, Folder 76

Sproul, A.- Industrial Accident. 1961-62

Box 14, Folder 77

Sproul, L.- Industrial Accident. 1972

Box 14, Folder 78

Sweatman, L.- Workmen's Comp. 1968-70

Box 14, Folder 79

Wright, Perry- Industrial Accident. 1970

 

XVIII: Grievances

Box 14, Folder 80

Arcata Plywood-Local 2808. 1956-66

Box 14, Folder 81

Durable Plywood Co., Arcata-Local 2808. 1957-64

Box 14, Folder 82

Roberts Veneer Co.-Local 598. 1959

Box 14, Folder 83

Humboldt Flakeboard, Arcata -- Local 2808. 1966-70

Box 14, Folder 84

Georgia-Pacific, Big Lagoon -- Local 3006. 1967

Box 14, Folder 85

Georgia-Pacific -- Locals 3006 & 2592. 1967-72

Box 14, Folder 86

Fortuna Wood Products, Inc. -- Local 3006. 1969

Box 14, Folder 87

Humboldt Fir. 1970-72

Box 14, Folder 88

Arbitration-Local 3019. 1972

Box 14, Folder 89

Simpson -- Local 2789. 1977

Box 14, Folder 90

Louisiana-Pacifi c 1979

Box 14, Folder 91

Local 2789. 1979

Box 14, Folder 92

Hammond Cal. Redwood Co -- Local 3006. 1961

Box 14, Folder 93

Jordan, Stan

Box 14, Folder 94

Simpson- Arcata Re-manufacturing (IWA)

 

XIX: Compliance

Box 15, Folder 1

Local 2505. 1961-67

Box 15, Folder 2

Local 2592. 1961-79

Box 15, Folder 3

Local 2808. 1961-68

Box 15, Folder 4

Local 2868. 1952-58

Box 15, Folder 5

Local 2931. 1960-66

Box 15, Folder 6

Local 2988. 1951-59

Box 15, Folder 7

Local 3018. 1961-68

Box 15, Folder 8

Local 3018. 1961-71

Box 15, Folder 9

Local 3019. 1961-66

Box 15, Folder 10

Local 3027. 1961-66

Box 15, Folder 11

Various Unions. 1950-58

Box 15, Folder 12

RDC. 1951-53

Box 15, Folder 13

RDC. 1952-54

Box 15, Folder 14

RDC. 1954-55

Box 15, Folder 15

RDC. 1956-57

Box 15, Folder 16

RDC. 1957

Box 15, Folder 17

RDC. 1958

Box 15, Folder 18

RDC. 1958-60

Box 15, Folder 19

RDC. 1959-60

Box 15, Folder 20

RDC. 1964-79

Box 15, Folder 21

Labor Management Reporting & Disclosure Act. 1959-63

Box 15, Folder 22

U.S. Treasury Dept. 1957

 

XX: Financial

Box 15, Folder 23

Local 2515, Garberville. 1946-53

Box 15, Folder 24

Local 2988. 1952-61

Box 15, Folder 25

Local 2884, Smith River. 1954-55

Box 15, Folder 26

Organizational Fund. 1956-58

Box 15, Folder 27

Local 2808. 1957-64

Box 15, Folder 28

RDC Financial Report. 4/1/60-4/30/60

Box 15, Folder 29

Bank Deposit from RDC. 1960-61

Box 15, Folder 30

RDC Monthly Reports. 1967

Box 15, Folder 31

Checking Account Statements. 1969-75

Box 15, Folder 32

Local 2666, Hoopa. 1951-56

 

XXI: Photographs

Box 16, Folder 1

Anti-Redwood Park Photographs

Box 16, Folder 2

Balke Photographs & Negatives

Box 16, Folder 3

California State Council LSW -- 15th Annual Convention, San Francisco. 1/24/62

Box 16, Folder 4

Convention Delegates. 1960s

Box 16, Folder 5

Ingomar Club Rally Protesting Plant Closures. circa 1981

Box 16, Folder 6

Labor Temple, Eureka -- Raising Funds for. 1954Strike

Box 16, Folder 7

Local 2592 Picnic Photographs

Box 16, Folder 8

Local 2592 L-P Strike -- Negatives (Walt Newman)

Box 16, Folder 9

Local 2931 Floyd Coon Photographs (2931 Member)

Scope and Content Note

Work Process Eureka Plywood, Lunch Room Scenes, Company/Union Picnic, "The Snug" (Workingmen's Bar), etc. Undated: Mid. 1950s-60s(Photos Identified by Noel Harris)
Box 16, Folder 10

Local 2931 Floyd Coon Photographs (2931 Member)

Scope and Content Note

(Photos Identified by Noel Harris)
Box 16, Folder 11

Local 2931 Strikes. 1975 & 1979

Box 16, Folder 12

Miscellaneous Photographs -- RDC Officers, etc. circa Late 50s-Early 70s

Box 16, Folder 13

Northcoast Community Archives Project

Box 16, Folder 14

Ray Nelson, Gov. Jerry Brown, Noel Harris

Box 16, Folder 15

Redwood District Council (RDC) Photographs

Box 16, Folder 16

REPP Rally/Carson House,. May 22, 1982

(See Harris Papers Collection)

Box 16, Folder 17

Weyerhaeuser/Timblend Strike. 1963

Times-Standard Front Page. Sept. 26, 1962

 

XXII: Ray Nelson Series

 

A. Donated Papers and Photographs

Box 16, Folder 18

Photographs: Reinert "Louie" Nelson & Steam Donkey. circa 1910

Box 16, Folder 19

Contracts: Holmes-Eureka Lumber Co. 1943-45

Box 16, Folder 20

Wage Scales: Various Companies. 1943

Box 16, Folder 21

Strike: Employer's Proposal. January 1946

Box 16, Folder 22

Strike: Restraining Order, Injunction. 1947

Box 16, Folder 23

Wage Scales: Various Companies. 1951-60

Box 16, Folder 24

Wage Scales: Various Locals/Companies. 1955-56

Box 16, Folder 25

"Lumber -- Logging & Forest Products Plants of Humboldt County" with Annotations. 1956 & 1957

Box 16, Folder 26

Office Files: Mills in Humboldt County. 1961

Box 16, Folder 27

California State Board of Forestry: Centennial II Conference. 12/85

Box 16, Folder 28

Misc.: Clipping, Business Cards, RDC Brochures Undated

 

B. Political, Organizing and Office Files

Box 16, Folder 29

Agricultural Labor Relations Board (California) & National Labor Relations Board (NLRB): Regulations Undated

Box 16, Folder 30

Cal-Pacific Redwood Co.: Organizing File. 1961, 1969

Box 16, Folder 31

Cal-Pacific Manufacturing Co.: Organizing File. 1977

Box 16, Folder 32

Carlotta Lumber Co.: Organizing File. 1976, 1980

Box 16, Folder 33

Carpenters Eighth District Organizing & Election Program: Conference Minutes. 1967

Box 16, Folder 34

Contracts: Primarily Non-LSW. 1960s

Box 16, Folder 35

Correspondence File -- Ray Nelson. 1961-62

Box 16, Folder 36

Correspondence File -- Ray Nelson. 1969

Box 16, Folder 37

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB): Administrative Regulations. 1976

Box 16, Folder 38

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- ALRB: Charge Against Employer. 1977

Box 16, Folder 39

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- ALRB: Petition for Election. 1976

Box 16, Folder 40

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- ALRB: Employer Petition Re: Objections to Election. 1976-77

Box 16, Folder 41

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Contract Negotiations. 1977

Box 16, Folder 42

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Correspondence: Employer -- Robert D. Herrick. 1976

Box 16, Folder 43

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Correspondence: Union Representative -- Clarence R. Cornwell. 1976-77

Box 16, Folder 44

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Negotiation Meetings -- Local 3019. 1977

Box 16, Folder 45

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Pesticide Information & Safety Manual -- Local 3019. 1976

Box 16, Folder 46

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Labor Code Regulations & Explanation -- Local 3019. c. 1976

Box 16, Folder 47

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Petition for Election & Withdrawal -- Local 3019. 1976

Box 16, Folder 48

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Raymond K. Nelson's Documentation of Events -- Local 3019. 1976

Box 16, Folder 49

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- Strike File -- Local 3019. 1977

Box 16, Folder 50

Cottage Gardens Nursery:

Organizing File -- U.B.of C.& J.of A. -- Local 3019. 1977

Box 16, Folder 51

Crown Redwood Negotiations File. 1968

Box 16, Folder 52

Crocker Citizens Bank, Eureka:

Organizing File. 1969

Box 16, Folder 53

Eel River Sawmills:

Organizing Contracts. 1976

Box 16, Folder 54

Eureka Redwood Co.:

Organizing -- Employee Lists. 1954, 1957

Box 17, Folder 1

Forest Industries:

Organizing Leaflets. 1971

Box 17, Folder 2

Georgia-Pacific -- Local 2592:

 

Organizing -- Truck Drivers: Cloverdale & Samoa. 1969

Box 17, Folder 3

Granada Convalescent Hospital -- Local 2592. 1977

Box 17, Folder 4

Humboldt Flakeboard -- Local 2808: NLRB Election File. 1968, 1970

Box 17, Folder 5

Humboldt Flakeboard -- Local 2808: Negotiations & Contract File. 1968

Box 17, Folder 6

Humboldt Flakeboard -- Local 2808:

Organizing File -- Decertification Election. 1969Organizing Election 1970

Box 17, Folder 7

Humboldt Plaza Apts.:

Management File. 1978

Box 17, Folder 8

Jurisdictional Dispute:

Samoa Power Plant (G-P) -- Local 2592/Assoc. of Western Pulp & Paper Workers/Electrical Workers (IBEW) 1972-74

Box 17, Folder 9

Local 3018 Negotiations:

Marine Lumber Co. & Tidewater Mills Inc. 1961-66

Box 17, Folder 10

Medford Corp. Plywood:

Organizing Leaflets. 1972

Box 17, Folder 11

Molalla, Arcata:

Organizing Leaflets. 1968

Box 17, Folder 12

Morrison & Jackson Lumber Co.:

Organizing & Negotiations -- Local 2592. 1970, 1975

Box 17, Folder 13

Organizing Leaflets:

Decertification Elections & Raids circa. 1955-61

Box 17, Folder 14

Organizing Leaflets:

Plywood Workers Early. 1950s

Box 17, Folder 15

Organizing Leaflets:

Various Companies. 1960-75

Box 17, Folder 16

Pacific Lumber Co.:

Organizing -- NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Case: Barsanti, Lawrence L. 1979

Box 17, Folder 17

Politics: Local Election Candidate Questionnaires. 1958

Box 17, Folder 18

Politics:

Proposition 18 -- "Right to Work" Open Shop Initiative. 1958

Box 17, Folder 19

Politics & Legislation. 1970s

Box 17, Folder 20

Pum Redwood Company, Inc. 1976

Box 17, Folder 21

Redwood Park Expansion. 1971-75

Box 17, Folder 22

Schmidbauer Lumber Co. -- Local 3019:

Organizing. 1973-75

Box 17, Folder 23

Sierra Pacific Industries -- Emmerson Division -- Local 2592:

Organizing. 1972-74

Box 17, Folder 24

Timber Operators Council:

Newsletter & Mis c. 1960-66

Box 17, Folder 25

U.B.of C.& J.of A.:

 

Generic Organizing Leaflets. circa 1970s

Box 17, Folder 26

U.S. Plywood -- Mutual Division:

 

Organizing Leaflets. 1961-64

Box 17, Folder 27

VOC (Volunteer Organizing Committee) 1974

Locals 2789 & 2931

Box 17, Folder 28

Weyerhaeuser Loggers, Orick:

Organizing & First Contract. 1961

 

XXIII: Printed Materials

Box 18

Western Council Convention Proceedings 18 Vols. 1958-59, 1961, 1963-69, 1971-73, 1975, 1977, 1980-81, 1983

Box 18

California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Convention Proceedings 21 Vols. 1948, 1951-55, 1957-62, 1964-65, 1967-73

Box 19, Folder l

Booklets: By-laws- RDC/LSW, General

Locals 2656, 2789, 2808

Box 19, Folder 2

Booklets:

By-laws/Constitution- Non-Woodworking Unions

Box 19, Folder 3

Booklets:

By-laws/Const. Woodworking Outside California

Box 19, Folder 4

Booklets:

By-laws/Const. Woodworking California

Box 19, Folder 5

Booklets:

Constitutions- California State Federation of Labor

Box 19, Folder 6

Booklets:

Jurisdictional Disputes

Box 19, Folder 7

Booklets:

Union Label Shop List/U.B.of C.& J.of A.

Box 19, Folder 8

Booklets:

Working Agreements -- Local 250

Box 19, Folder 9

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2592

Box 19, Folder 10

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Locals 2678, 2779

Box 19, Folder 11

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2789

Box 19, Folder 12

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2792

Box 19, Folder 13

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2799

Box 19, Folder 14

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2808

Box 19, Folder 15

Booklets:

Working Agreements/By-laws- Local 2868

Box 19, Folder 16

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 2931

Box 19, Folder 17

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Locals 2952, 2988

Box 19, Folder 18

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 3006

Box 20, Folder 1

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Locals 3008, 3018

Box 20, Folder 2

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Local 3019

Box 20, Folder 3

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Woodworking Local Humboldt Non-RDC (Includes Paper & Pulp)

Box 20, Folder 4

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Woodworking California Non-RDC

Box 20, Folder 5

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Woodworking Outside California

Box 20, Folder 6

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Woodworking Outside California

Box 20, Folder 7

Booklets:

Working Agreements/By-laws Non-Woodworking- Local Humboldt

Box 20, Folder 8

Booklets:

Working Agreements- Non-Woodworking Outside Humboldt

Box 20, Folder 9

Codes: Safety- Logging & Sawmill, General

Box 20, Folder 10

Directories- Union

Box 20, Folder 11

Leaflets- Organizing

Box 20, Folder 12

Manuals- Company Employee

Box 20, Folder 13

Pamphlets: Shop Stewards, Union Officers, Running a Local

 

XXIV: Artifact Series

Note

Artifacts are in temporary storage in or near the map case
 

Advertising Signs -- RDC Building

 

Ballot Box -- Local 2931

 

Banner from. 1946 Strike Era -- Local 2592

 

Banner from. 1946 Strike Era (Scotia) -- Local 3008

 

Business Agent Location Cards -- Local 2931

 

Buttons & Rubber Stamps -- Local 2808

 

Charter (Framed) -- Local 2931

 

Convention I.D. Cards & Memorabilia

 

Door Sign (Wooden) -- Local 2931

 

Ellis Taylor Hand Drawn Cartoons & Memorabilia -- Local 2931: 17 Hand Drawn Workplace Bulletin Board Cartoons. Re: Politics, Hunting, Safety & Work Related Issues. Includes two Poems, Photographs & Other Memorabilia.

 

Gavels Local 2931

 

Hammers -- Union Label -- 1946 Strike

 

Humboldt Labor History Project -- Posters, Map

 

Louisiana-Pacific Strike Boycott Bumperstickers & Hat -- Local 2592

 

L-P Strike Picket Signs, Placards

 

Miscellaneous Humor, Cartoons, Poems, etc.

 

Political & Anti-Environmental Bumperstickers & Pins

 

Political Signs

 

RDC Historical Display Panels

 

Tear Gas Shells (Mounted) from '35 Strike with Commemorative Plaque

 

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Round Insignia Plaque -- Local 2808

 

XXV: Oral Interviews, Tapes and Transcripts

 

A. Oral Interviews, Tapes

 

Interview of Don Andreasen by Edie Butler -- 2/27/90

Scope and Content Note

Re: Employment at Cal-Barrel from 1935-44 & '35 Strike-Breaking Activities
 

"California Loggers" WTTG 5's 10 O'Clock News. 5/24/77

Scope and Content Note

(Cassette & Reel-to-Reel)
 

Interview of Albin Gruhn by Jeffrey Lustig

 

Labor/Community Rally: Tuesday. Oct. 11, 1983

 

 

Interview of Bill Landis by Gordon Webb

Scope and Content Note

re: Locals 2678, 2808 & Arcata Plywood. 3/13/91
 

Interview of Albert J "Mickey" Lima by Frank Onstine

Scope and Content Note

Re: '35 Eureka Lumber Strike. 4/14/77
 

Interview of Helen Lima by Gordon Webb

Scope and Content Note

re: CIO in Humboldt County, Fishermen & Allied Workers of America --Local 38 and CIO Lumber Workers Organizing Comm. 1939-45.

6/29/91
 

Local 2592 Louisiana-Pacific Strike: Public Hearing before the Board of Supervisors. c.1983

Scope and Content Note

Speakers Include: Bill Landis, Ray Peart, Noel Harris, Lynn Schultz, Richard Khamsi, Leonard Cahill
 

Local 2592 Louisiana-Pacific Strike: Redwood Acres Strike-Support Rally (T.V. Broadcast/Bledsoe) 1983

 

Local 2931 Strike: Newscasts. 1975

 

Interview of Ray Nelson, U.B.of C. & J. of A. International Representative. 1952-78,by Jeff Lustig -- 6/11/87 & 7/8/88

 

Interview of Andrew Oberdorf by Edie Butler & Ina Harris -- 4/30/87 & 5/4/87

 

Interview of Jack Wagner Re: '34 San Francisco Strike -- Bloody Thursday. 1979

 

Interview of Elaine Black Yoneda by Frank Onstine Re: 1935 Lumber Strike. 4/77

 

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Hearing Re: Forced Merger of 3006 into 2592

Scope and Content Note

(Cassette & Reel-to-Reel)
 

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Sixty Second Radio Spots & Jingles

Scope and Content Note

(Cassette & Reel-to-Reel) Undated
 

B. Transcripts

 

Interview of Don Andreasen by Edie Butler -- 2/27/90(Annotation)

 

Interview with Anonymous Strike Sympathizer Re: 1935 Eureka Strike. 4/6/77

 

Interview of Noel Harris by Richard Khamsi. 6/17/87

 

Interview of Albert J. "Mickey" Lima by Frank Onstine. 4/14/77

 

Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local Union 2592 Record Group No: 3, 1946-1986

Physical Description: 21 cubic feet

Record Group III

Historical Sketch

Local 2592 was chartered in May 1940. The local lost an organizing election at the Hammond Redwood Company in August 1941. The second attempt in April 1942 was successful and marked the RDC's first breakthrough victory into the primary redwood lumber industry.
Collective bargaining began tempestuously with a wartime strike in July 1942 before certification to the War Labor Board. The Hammond Redwood Company, like the rest of the large redwood producers, was not reconciled to permanent collective bargaining. Negotiations broke down in April 1945 (for details of the strike period see overall historical sketch) and the major redwood producers were struck in January 1946.
Local 2592 and its sister Hammond locals 2893, Carlotta, and 3006, Big Lagoon, were the only redwood locals to emerge intact and victorious from the strike of 1946-48. Hammond broke ranks with the other companies and signed a union shop contract with minimal exceptions in February 1947.
The immediate post-war period marked other momentous changes for Local 2592. Hammond hired many women during the war and women filled the top financial secretary position in the union from 1943-45. By the early 1950s, there were no women in the local.
The strike period saw an explosion of small sawmills in the region. Local 2592 represented workers in several of these mills until the harder economic times of the mid 1950s. The local was involved in long bankruptcy proceedings with the Manila Mills Company and Coast Redwood/A.K. Wilson to secure back wages for the men.
The Georgia-Pacific Company bought Hammond in 1956 and operated it under the name of Hammond Redwood Company until the early 1960s and thereafter under the Georgia-Pacific name. The sale brought confusion and low morale to the local at first, but Georgia-Pacific had developed a stable collective bargaining relationship with its operations in the Pacific Northwest and Local 2592 was integrated into this system. Local 3006, the Hammond Woods Local, shared a common contract with Hammond and later G-P. Both showed dissatisfaction with a perceived loss of autonomy attendant upon their integration into industry-wide bargaining through the Western Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers centered in Portland Oregon. The Western Council Defense (strike) Fund, procedures for separate local issue negotiations, and the success of the 1963 negotiations and strike, converted 2592's membership into firm supporters of the Western Council by 1965. Collective bargaining relations were to remain stable for the next fifteen years.
The late 1950s and early 1960s were a period of rapid technological change. The old plants #2 and #3 were closed in 1960 and an entirely new automated sawmill was built at Samoa, which opened in 1964 with a loss of 90 members to Local 2592. Despite such setbacks, Georgia-Pacific's extensive timber holdings allowed for a measure of job security unknown by workers in the region's small sawmills.
The U.B.of C. & J. of A. forced Local 3006 to merge with 2592 in 1971 bringing in the Georgia-Pacific Woods, Big Lagoon, and Carlotta operations. Georgia-Pacific's Cloverdale trucking and later a Hayward lumber yard were added. When Georgia-Pacific was forced by federal anti-trust action to spin off Louisiana-Pacific Corp., 2592 represented the workers in the heart of the new company. The 3006 merger also brought in Fortuna Veneer and Fortuna Wood Products, owned by Abe Rochlin (See 2808) for their final three tumultuous years. The Rochlin interests closed down their operations under Local 2808's jurisdiction in 1974 and tried strikebreakers, a decertification election and finally plant closure of the Fortuna operations rather than accept the high 1975 Western Council settlement.
The 1970's saw the successful organization of both McNamera & Peepe's Arcata and Crescent City operations amid a number of other unsuccessful drives. The late 1970's saw the collapse of the plywood industry in the RDC region and the opening of a number of non-union Louisiana-Pacific operations in Northern California and elsewhere. By 1981, Locals 2592 and 2505 (Simpson Klamath sawmill) were the last remaining RDC locals with contracts.
Louisiana-Pacific labor relations grew increasingly more combative with the advent of the Reagan Administration. In 1983, Louisiana-Pacific adopted a full scale southern strategy calling for wage freezes, a two-tier wage scale with much lower wages for new hires and the gyppoing (contracting out) of woods operations. Louisiana-Pacific broke away from the industry-wide negotiations and prepared to take and break a strike. This strategy was successful despite a nationwide boycott and corporate campaign by the U.B. of C. & J. A. Local 2592 was decertified in June 1984 with the strikebreakers voting. Other Louisiana-Pacific locals were also decertified and the strike officially called off when the election appeals procedure was exhausted in 1985. The breaking of the strike was to have strong repercussions on all collective bargaining in the western lumber industry.
McNamera-Peepe went into bankruptcy and closed during the Louisiana-Pacific strike. Local 2505, Klamath, expired along with the Simpson Klamath sawmill operation in 1989. Local 2592 maintains a shadow existence as the sole survivor of the former RDC locals as of this writing in 1991.

Scope and Content

The 2592 Record Group represents the one large company sawmill local, and after a 1971 merger with Local 3006, the one extensive body of records from a woods or loggers local.
This Record Group contains our earliest correspondence files, a partially surviving series dating to 1946, with some correspondence and other records of the 1946 Redwood Strike. It also contains a two box series on the Louisiana-Pacific (L-P) Strike of 1983-85 which ended the active life of the RDC and radically transformed collective bargaining for the entire lumber industry. This series includes strike bulletins from 2592, other striking L-P locals at Oroville and in the Pacific Northwest, and from local strike support groups as well. It also contains an extensive body of newsclippings and articles on the strike, correspondence on pre-strike grievances, the union boycott and corporate campaigns. There are several files of legal documents pertaining to L-P's court injunction limiting the Local's right to picket.
The record group is arranged in a chronological progression of three complete series organized alphabetically representing systems set up by three consecutive office secretaries. They contained large accordion files which have been split up into multiple folders. There are four series paralleling the Late Series of main office files: Grievances, Job Bids, Health, Welfare and Pension Files, and the Louisiana-Pacific Strike Files. The Grievance Files are mainly copies made when union records were seized by the Federal Government (see REPP Harris Papers historical sketch) and have been organized by the archivist. The L-P strike records were somewhat disordered, as in not unusual in a strike situation.
The final series represents the records of Local 3006 and, a four year extension of records after the merger in 1971, of the Fortuna Veneer and Fortuna Wood Products Companies through a strike and final plant closure in 1975. The records were fragmentary and required a more imposed arrangement. This local began as the Hammond Woods local and shared a common contract with 2592, at first with Hammond and then with Georgia-Pacific. This record group contains most of the collection's meager holdings on loggers. The 3006 series minutes contain 1960s minutes of the loggers unit meetings and these are completed in the post merger 2592 unit meeting minutes. The 2592 contract files contained within the three series of office files contain specific loggers sections detailing logging conditions There are also loggers'grievances within the 3006 Series many of which deal with company attempts to gyppo (contract out) more of the Woods operation. The amount of logger's material is surprisingly limited even in this record group and reflects the RDC locals' concentration in the sawmill, and most heavily the plywood, sections of the timber industry.
 

I: By-laws and By-laws Committee

Box 1, Folder 1

Local 2592 By-Laws & By-Laws Committee Undated

 

II: Minutes

Box 1, Folder 2

Executive Board Meetings. 4/46-4/47, 5/48 & 12/51

Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes -- Local 2592. 1947

Box 1, Folder 4

Plant Committee -- Hammond Lumber Co. 1947-49, 1955-56

Box 1, Folder 5

Plant Committee -- Hammond -- California Redwood Co. 6/11/59

Box 1, Folder 6

Executive Board Meetings. 1960, 1963-65

Box 1, Folder 7

Hammond California Redwood Co. & G-P Samoa. 1960-65

 

Negotiations & Plant Committees Handwritten

Box 1, Folder 8

Special Meeting. 11/7/63

Box 1, Folder 9

Local 2592 Regular, Special & Executive. 1/67-9/70

Box 1, Folder 10

Unit Meetings: Georgia-Pacific (G-P), G-P Trucking Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin), Fortuna Veneer (Rochlin) 1971-73

Box 1, Folder 11

Local 2592 Executive Board: G-P "Samoa" & Big Lagoon (G-P) 1972

Box 1, Folder 12

Local 2592 Units: G-P Carlotta & Cloverdale (G-P)

Executive Board & Regular & Special Meetings. 1972-73

Box 1, Folder 13

Unit Meetings: Fortuna Wood Products. 2/22/72-6/19/73

Regular & Special Meetings

Box 1, Folder 14

Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe. 2/28/72-6/18/73

Box 1, Folder 15

Unit Meetings: Fortuna Veneer -- Regular & Special Meetings. 4/10/72-6/19/73

Box 1, Folder 16

Unit Meetings: Carlotta Mill (G-P), Cloverdale (G-P) & McNamara & Peepe; Plant Committee Meetings, Contract, Regular & Special. 1972-81

Box 1, Folder 17

Unit Meetings: Fortuna Wood Products, Fortuna Veneer Carlotta (G-P), McNamara & Peepe; Plant Committee & Regular. 1973

Box 1, Folder 18

2592 Executive Meetings: Fortuna Wood Products. 1973-74

McNamara & Peepe; Plant Committee & Regular

Box 1, Folder 19

Unit Meetings: Big Lagoon (G-P), Fortuna Veneer & McNamara & Peepe; Plant Committee & Regular. 1973-75

Box 1, Folder 20

Executive & Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe, Fortuna Veneer, Fortuna Wood Products, & Louisiana-Pacific (L-P) Regular & Special Meetings. 1973-75

Box 1, Folder 21

Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe, Cloverdale Truck Drivers; Plant Committee & Regular Meetings. 1973-80

Box 1, Folder 22

Unit Meetings: L-P, McNamara & Peepe Executive Board, Regular & Special Meetings. 1975-81

Box 1, Folder 23

Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe, G-P (Myers Flat), & L-P Plant Committee, Regular & Special. 1977-78

Box 1, Folder 24

Unit Meetings: L-P (Carlotta), McNamara & Peepe, Big Lagoon (L-P); Plant Committee, Regular & Special. 1979

Box 1, Folder 25

Unit Meetings: Cloverdale Drivers (L-P) Re: Gyppo Loggers Plant Committee & Regular Meetings. 1980

Box 1, Folder 26

Unit Meetings: L-P; Negotiations Committee. 1980

Box 1, Folder 27

Unit Meetings: L-P (Carlotta) Local 2592 Executive Board Plant Committee, Negotiating Committee, Regular & Special. 1980-81

Box 1, Folder 28

Local 2592 Executive Board, L-P Plant Committee, Regular & Special Meetings. 1981-85

Box 1, Folder 29

Unit Meetings: L-P; Plant Committee Meetings. 1982-83

Box 1, Folder 30

Executive Board Meeting; Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe, L-P (Carlotta) & L-P (Samoa) 1983-85

Box 1, Folder 31

Unit Meetings: McNamara & Peepe, L-P (Carlotta) 1981

Plant Committee & Regular Meetings

Box 1, Folder 32

Unit Meetings: L-P; Negotiations Committee. 1983

 

III: Office Files: Early Series

Box 1, Folder 33

California State Council of Lumber & Sawmill Workers Founding Convention -- Minutes, etc. January, 1947

Box 1, Folder 34

California State Federation of Labor. 1946-47

Box 1, Folder 35

The CarpenterList: National U.B. of C. & J. of A. Periodical Mailing List 2592 cir ca 1946-55

Box 1, Folder 36

Contracts: Hammond Lumber Co. (Joint with Locals 2863 & 3006) Manila Mills & Washington Lumber Co. 1951-54

Box 1, Folder 37

California State Council Lumber & Sawmill Workers Correspondence Reports & Financial Reports. 1949-54

Box 1, Folder 38

Central Labor Council of Humboldt Co. & Northern California A.F.L. Political League. 1944-47

Box 1, Folder 39

Correspondence -- Hammond Lumber Co. 1946-54

Box 1, Folder 40

Financial Reports: Local 2592. 1946

Box 1, Folder 41

"Letter Duplicates" Outgoing Correspondence. 1953-54, 1957

Box 1, Folder 42

A.C. Dutton Corp.: General -- Mainly Contracts. 1952-55

Crescent City Local 598 & Eureka Local 2592

Box 1, Folder 43

Hospital: Correspondence & Circulars. 1949

Scope and Content Note

Re: General Hospital Building Fund
Box 1, Folder 44

Industrial Accident Cases. 1947-53

Box 1, Folder 45

Letters Received: Contains One Letter from U.B.of C.& J.of A. Re: Dues. 1954

Box 1, Folder 46

Manila Mills Bankruptcy Proceedings. 1951-55

Box 1, Folder 47

Monthly Report of Financial Secretary to U.B.of C.& J.of A. 1943-46

Box 1, Folder 48

"Paid Bills -- Union Refreshments". 1950-51

Box 1, Folder 49

Petition for Union Shop: Local 2592 Members -- 1946 Strike. June 1946

Box 1, Folder 50

Portal to Portal Pay Issue. 1944-47

Box 2, Folder 1

Wage Scales: Local 2592 & other RDC Locals with Cal-Barrel, Dolly Varden, Humboldt Plywood, Peerless, Sound, etc. (Mainly 1947-49) 1947-52

Box 2, Folder 2

A.K. Wilson & Coast Redwood Co.: General -- Mainly Correspondence Re: Bankruptcy of Coast Redwood & Manila Mills (Leased from Coast) 1949-54

 

IV: Office Files: Mid-series

Box 2, Folder 3

Artcraft Printers -- Invoices. 1961-67

Box 2, Folder 4

Blood Bank. 1960-62

Box 2, Folder 5

Blue Cross Letter Duplicates. 1963 & 1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Bond Reports: General Office (U.B.of C.& J.of A.)

Semi-Annual. 1943-66

Box 2, Folder 7

Bureau of National Affairs (BNA) Invoices. 1963-65

Box 2, Folder 8

Calif. Labor COPE: Per Capita Payment Invoices. 1960-67

 

Humboldt Co. COPE, C.L. COPE & National AFL-CIO COPE

Correspondence. 1963 & 1966

Box 2, Folder 9

Calif. Labor Federation: Per Capita Payment Invoices. 1961-67.

 

Correspondence & Circulars. 1957-58

Box 2, Folder 10

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General. 1958-60, 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 11

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General. 1959-60, 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 12

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General: Includes Information Bulletins, Reports, Correspondence Re: Industrial Accident Cases. 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 13

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General. 1958-60, 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 14

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General. 1958-60, 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 15

Calif. State Council of LSW -- General. 1958-60, 1966-74

Box 2, Folder 16

Calif. State Council of LSW -- Per Capita Payment Invoices. 1962-73

Box 2, Folder 17

Contracts -- Misc.: Older 2592 & Other Unions. 1947-69

Box 2, Folder 18

Contracts -- Misc.: Older 2592 & Other Unions. 1947-69

Box 2, Folder 19

Contracts -- Misc.: Older 2592 & Other Unions. 1947-69

Box 2, Folder 20

Del Norte Box Co. Lathe Mill at G-P -- Contract File. 1967

Box 2, Folder 21

Del Norte Box Co. Membership & Dues. 1969-71

Box 2, Folder 22

Dues Delinquency Notices. 1960-64

Box 2, Folder 23

Employment, Calif. Dept. of -- General. 1946-70

Box 3, Folder 1

General Hospital & Union Labor Hospital Association: Assoc. Constitutions, Board Agendas, Correspondence & Financial Statements. 1959-64

Box 3, Folder 2

G-P Attorneys: King, Miller, Anderson, Nash & Yerke Correspondence -- 1960-66

Box 3, Folder 3

G-P: Correspondence. 1969-72(Bulk --1970-72)

Box 3, Folder 4

G-P: Correspondence. 1963-67

Box 3, Folder 5

G-P Health & Welfare: Monthly Report Forms for Union Staff. 1963-67

Box 3, Folder 6

Minutes & Financial Reports: Joint Committee G-P & Lumber & Sawmill Workers (LSW) Health & Welfare (H & W) 1961-65

Box 3, Folder 7

G-P LSW H & W: Plan Documents & Correspondence. 1959-68

Box 3, Folder 8

G-P LSW H & W: Plan Documents & Correspondence. 1959-68

Box 3, Folder 9

G-P LSW H & W: Plan Documents & Correspondence. 1959-68

Box 3, Folder 10

G-P: Negotiations, Contracts & Wage Scales. 1959-69

Locals 2592 & 3006

Box 3, Folder 11

G-P: Contract Amendment Agreements. 1970-72

Box 3, Folder 12

G-P: Negotiations, Contracts & Wage Scales. 1959-69

Box 3, Folder 13

G-P: Negotiations, Contracts & Wage Scales. 1959-69

Box 3, Folder 14

G-P: Negotiations, Contracts & Wage Scales. 1959-69

Locals 2592 & 3006

Box 3, Folder 15

Minutes: Joint Committee -- G-P & LSW Pension. 1960-67

Box 3, Folder 16

Minutes: Joint Committee -- G-P & LSW Pension. 1960-67

Box 3, Folder 17

Minutes: Joint Committee -- G-P & LSW Pension. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 1

G-P & LSW Pension: Plan Documents, Correspondence & Financial Reports. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 2

G-P & LSW Pension: Plan Documents, Correspondence & Financial Reports. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 3

G-P & LSW Pension: Plan Documents, Correspondence & Financial Reports. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 4

G-P & LSW Pension: Plan Documents, Correspondence & Financial Reports. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 5

G-P & LSW Pension: Plan Documents, Correspondence & Financial Reports. 1960-67

Box 4, Folder 6

G-P & LSW Pension: Financial Records. 1962-64

Box 4, Folder 7

G-P & LSW Pension: Financial Statements. 1965-66

Box 4, Folder 8

G-P & LSW Pension: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits -- Including Supporting Documents

 

(Birth Certificates, Immigration Papers, etc.) 1965-67

Box 4, Folder 9

Western Council LSW Pension Plan. 1964

(Union Officers' Pension)

Box 4, Folder 10

Grievance -- Arbitration Case File (G-P Carlotta) 1972

Houston, Charles Ray: Union's Brief, Hearing Transcript (117 Pages) & Arbitrator's Decision

Box 4, Folder 11

Harper's Auto Lease Plan. 1964-65

Box 4, Folder 12

Hire Ins.: G-P New Employee Union Requirements Notification Forms. 1967

Box 4, Folder 13

Hammond-Calif. Redwood Co. Correspondence. 1958-62

Box 4, Folder 14

Humboldt Dock & Shipping Co.: General. 1961-72

Box 4, Folder 15

Industrial Accident Case File: Arruda, Alfred E. 1959

Box 4, Folder 16

Industrial Accident Case File: Bates, Ray E. 1957

Box 4, Folder 17

Industrial Accident Case File: Besecker, Thomas J. Jr. 1961-63

Box 4, Folder 18

Industrial Accident Case File: Brinkman, William H. 1965

Box 4, Folder 19

Industrial Accident Case File: Brown, G. W. 1957

Box 4, Folder 20

Industrial Accident Case File: Carr, William E. 1962-63

Box 4, Folder 21

Industrial Accident Case File: Eisenman, George K. 1959

Box 4, Folder 22

Industrial Accident Case File: Ellis, George. 1962-64

Box 4, Folder 23

Industrial Accident Case File: Finley, Matt. 1964

Box 4, Folder 24

Industrial Accident Case File: Francis, Calvin Lee. 1961

Box 4, Folder 25

Industrial Accident Case File: Freitas, Joe C. 1965-66

"Serious & Wilful Misconduct"

Box 4, Folder 26

Industrial Accident Case File: Holliman, Matterson. 1960

Box 4, Folder 27

Industrial Accident Case File: Hoxworth, James. 1963

Box 4, Folder 28

Industrial Accident Case File: Lasell, Gunnar. 1959-60

Box 4, Folder 29

Industrial Accident Case File: Lemley, Richard H. 1961-62

Box 4, Folder 30

Industrial Accident Case File: Pires, Alvin M. 1962-63

Box 4, Folder 31

Industrial Accident Case File: Roman, Alphonse. 1964

Box 4, Folder 32

Industrial Accident Case File: Savage, Cecil. 1964

Box 5, Folder 1

Industrial Accident Case File: Shaw, Richard Allen. 1962

Box 5, Folder 2

Industrial Accident Case File: Walch, Fred. 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 3

Industrial Accident Case File: Wolff, Louis G. 1962-63

Box 5, Folder 4

Industrial Accident Cases: Miscellaneous. 1957-72

Box 5, Folder 5

Internal Revenue Dept.: Federal Employer Tax Returns. 1942-67

Box 5, Folder 6

Internal Revenue Dept.: Federal Employer Tax Returns. 1942-67

Box 5, Folder 7

Jurisdictional Decisions: U.B.of C.& J.of A. 1962-64

Box 5, Folder 8

Kennedy's Office Supplies: Invoices. 1961-67

Box 5, Folder 9

Labor, Dept. of -- Washington, D.C. 1960-66

Annual Labor Organization Report Forms

Box 5, Folder 10

Lambert & McKeehan Inc., Printers: Invoices. 1961-67

Box 5, Folder 11

Leave of Absence Correspondence From G-P. 1966-67

Box 5, Folder 12

Members Entering or Returning From the Armed Forces. 1966-69

Box 5, Folder 13

Miscellaneous Correspondence: Includes Most Non-G-P Correspondence (Bulk. 1963-67) 1959, 1962-67

Box 5, Folder 14

Miscellaneous Paid Bills. 1963-68

Box 5, Folder 15

National Labor Relations Board: General. 1946-65

Box 5, Folder 16

National Labor Relations Board: General. 1946-55

Box 5, Folder 17

National Labor Relations Board: General. 1946-65

Box 5, Folder 18

New Member & Student Applications. 1966-67

Box 5, Folder 19

Official Count of Votes: 1958 Strike Demands & Vote Tally. 1958

Box 5, Folder 20

Office & Professional Employees Local #3: Contract File. 1959-65

Box 5, Folder 21

Office Employees Insurance Trust. 1957-63

Box 5, Folder 22

Office & Professional Employees Pension Trust. 1959-67

Box 5, Folder 23

Pacific Telephone: Monthly Bills & Yellow Page Listings. 1961-67

Box 5, Folder 24

Redwood District Council: Correspondence & Financial Statements. 1957-65

Box 6, Folder 1

Redwood District Council: Receipts for 2592 Payments for Per Capita Tax, Initiations & Rent. 1958-68

Box 6, Folder 2

Safety, Miscellaneous. 1951-52, 1957, 1966-67

Box 6, Folder 3

Seniority Lists: G-P. 1970-72

Box 6, Folder 4

Seniority Lists: Hammond California Redwood (G-P) 1959, 1961, 1964

Box 6, Folder 5

State Compensation, 2592 Employees. 1961-66

Box 6, Folder 6

Strike Newspaper Clippings: One Day G-P Strike. 7/25/62

Box 6, Folder 7

Student Dues. 1965

Box 6, Folder 8

Union Labor Temple Assoc.: Receipts. 1961-65

Box 6, Folder 9

Union Register -- Newspaper: Membership Subscription, Bills. 1966-67

Box 6, Folder 10

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence & Bulletins. 1957-60, 1963-67

Box 6, Folder 11

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence & Bulletins. 1957-60, 1963-67

Box 6, Folder 12

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Monthly Financial Statements. (Bulk 1962-67) 1962-70

Box 6, Folder 13

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Monthly Membership Status Reports. 1960-63

Box 6, Folder 14

Wage Scales: Hammond Redwood Manufacturing Division/2592 & Various Other Companies & Local Unions. 1959-64

Box 6, Folder 15

Wage Scales: Primarily G-P. 1967-1972

Locals 2592 & 3006

Box 6, Folder 16

Waiver of Premiums: G-P/LPIW Health & Welfare Trust. 1962-64

Box 6, Folder 17

Western Council of Lumber & Sawmill Workers. 1963-65

Correspondence & Bulletins

Box 6, Folder 18

Western Council of Lumber & Sawmill Workers. 1963-65

Correspondence & Bulletins

Box 6, Folder 19

Western Council Pension Plan. 1959

Box 6, Folder 20

Western Council of Lumber & Sawmill Workers & W.C. Defense Fund:

Correspondence & Receipts. 1963-67

Scope and Content Note

Re: Monthly Per Capita Tax
 

V: Office Files: Late Series

Box 7, Folder 1

All-Brite Lumber Co.: G-P Subsidiary -- General. 1970

Box 7, Folder 2

California State Council of LSW -- General. 1974-77

Box 7, Folder 3

Locals 2592 & 2505: Contracts & Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Correspondence Re: Del Norte Box Co. 1967-74

Box 7, Folder 4

Eureka Forest Products: Contract File. 1968-80

Box 7, Folder 5

Financial Book Monthly: General Receipts, General Expenses, Blood Bank, Death Benefit. 12/67-6/80

Box 7, Folder 6

General Hospital. 1977

Box 7, Folder 7

Humboldt Dock & Shipping Co. 1968-78

Box 7, Folder 8

Local 2931: Merger into Local 2592: Membership Records, etc. 1983

Box 7, Folder 9

Local 2789: Merger into Local 2592. 1981

Box 7, Folder 10

Local 3019: Merger into Local 2592. 1978

Box 7, Folder 11

Louisiana Pacific (L-P) Contract Amendment Agreements. 1971-82

Box 7, Folder 12

L-P Contract & Wage Scales. 1975

Box 7, Folder 13

L-P Correspondence. 1972-82

Box 7, Folder 14

L-P Correspondence. 1972-82

Box 7, Folder 15

L-P Fremont Distribution Center: Contract File. 1979

Box 7, Folder 16

L-P Monthly Dues Deduction Statements. 1977-81

Box 7, Folder 17

L-P: Negotiations & Contract. 1972

Box 7, Folder 18

L-P: Negotiations & Contract. 1977

Box 7, Folder 19

L-P: Negotiations & Contract. 1980

Box 7, Folder 20

L-P "Plant Community Ad Series". 1974

Pictorial Advertisements featuring L-P Workers including 2592 Members

Box 7, Folder 21

L-P Power House: Jurisdictional Dispute with Assoc. of Western Pulp & Paper Workers:

AWPW Bries and NLRB Hearing & Transcript (212 p.) & Decision. 1974-75

Box 7, Folder 22

L-P Pulp Mill: Pulp Loaders. 1968-72

Box 7, Folder 23

McNamara & Peepe -- Arcata, General. 1971-85

Box 7, Folder 24

McNamara & Peepe -- Arcata, General. 1971-85

Box 8, Folder 1

McNamara & Peepe -- Arcata, General. 1971-85

Box 8, Folder 2

McNamara & Peepe -- Arcata, General. 1971-85

Box 8, Folder 3

McNamara & Peepe -- Arcata, Organizing File. 1970-71

Box 8, Folder 4

McNamara & Peepe -- Crescent City, Organizing. 1977-80

Box 8, Folder 5

McNamara & Peepe -- Crescent City, General: Primarily Contracts, Grievances & Safety. 1980-82

Box 8, Folder 6

McNamara & Peepe -- Crescent City, Negotiations & Contract. 1981

Box 8, Folder 7

McNamara & Peepe -- Crescent City, Plant Closure File. 1983-85

Box 8, Folder 8

McNamara & Peepe -- Crescent City, Timber Operators Council Health, Welfare & Pension. 1980-82

Box 8, Folder 9

Miscellaneous Correspondence Re: Donations, et c. 1986

Box 8, Folder 10

Morrison & Jackson Lumber Co.: Myers Flat (G-P) 1976-80

Box 8, Folder 11

Morrison & Jackson Lumber Co.: Myers Flat (G-P) 1976-80

Box 8, Folder 12

Morrison & Jackson Lumber Co.: Myers Flat (G-P) 1976-80

Box 8, Folder 13

National Guard: Service as Part Times for Unemployed Members. 1981

Box 8, Folder 14

North Crest Inc.: Organizing File. 1981

Box 8, Folder 15

Notices to Members Re: Elections, Union Meetings & Strike Votes. 1965-85

Box 8, Folder 16

Notices to Members Re: Elections, Union Meetings & Strike Votes. 1965-85

Box 8, Folder 17

Personal Union Staff: Articles, Cartoons, etc. Undated

Box 8, Folder 18

Picketing: Pile Drivers Local 34 (U.B.of C.& J.of A.):

Picketing at G-P Samoa over New Construction -- NLRB Document & News Clippings. 1966

Box 8, Folder 19

Politics: Correspondence, Articles, Articles, Bulletins, etc.

Scope and Content Note

Re: Elections & Legislation. 1981-86
Box 8, Folder 20

Rogers, Thomas: Health & Welfare Case File. 1980

Box 8, Folder 21

Samsonite: Negotiations & Contract. 1978-79

Box 9, Folder 1

Redwood Construction: Organizing File. 1977

Box 9, Folder 2

Redwood Employee Protection Program (REPP): Newspaper Clippings

Scope and Content Note

Re: Program Cuts & Petitions to Retain Al Lasley as Area Rep. 1979-81
Box 9, Folder 3

REPP Case File: Spreadborogh, Richard A. 1982

Re: Denial of REPP Benefits

Box 9, Folder 4

Safety. 1974

Box 9, Folder 5

Timber Operators Council Pension: Bulletins. 1981-85

Box 9, Folder 6

Timber Operators Council Health & Welfare Union Staff. 1983-87

Box 9, Folder 7

Union Register -- Newspaper: Membership Subscription, Bills. 1981-83

Box 9, Folder 8

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 9

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 10

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 11

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 12

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 13

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 14

U.B.of C.& J.of A.: Correspondence, Bulletins & Financial Statements. 1967-86

Box 9, Folder 15

Welco Wood Products Klamath: Contract File. 1982

Box 9, Folder 16

Western Council Correspondence -- Bulletins & Per Capita Tax Receipts. 1968-86

Box 9, Folder 17

Western Council Correspondence -- Bulletins & Per Capita Tax Receipts. 1968-86

Box 9, Folder 18

Western Council Correspondence -- Bulletins & Per Capita Tax Receipts. 1968-86

Box 9, Folder 19

Western Council Correspondence -- Bulletins & Per Capita Tax Receipts. 1968-86

Box 9, Folder 20

Western Council Correspondence -- Bulletins & Per Capita Tax Receipts. 1968-86

 

VI: Grievances

Box 10, Folder 1

Grievance Case File: Anderson, Jeffrey. C. 1971-77

Box 10, Folder 2

Grievance Case File: Andre, Jose. 1976-77

Box 10, Folder 3

Grievance Case File: Cook, Stanley Earl. 1972

Box 10, Folder 4

Grievance Case File: Draper, Newman & Roberts -- 3rd Step Meeting. 1980

Box 10, Folder 5

Grievance Case File: Firnekas, Kenneth. 1967

Box 10, Folder 6

Grievance Case File: Gomez, Celistino

Box 10, Folder 7

Grievance Case File: Helard, Mike. 1977-78

Box 10, Folder 8

Grievance Case File: McCormick, Kathleen Ann. 1979-80

Box 10, Folder 9

Grievance Case File: McNamara, Joseph. 1978

Box 10, Folder 10

Grievance Case File: Sturm, Edward D. 1981

Box 10, Folder 11

Grievance Case File: Swingshift at Plant #3

Box 10, Folder 12

Grievance & Arbitration Case File: Vote, Leroy -- Discharge Case: Correspondence, Grievance Form, Arbitrator's Decision. 1980-81

Box 10, Folder 13

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 14

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 15

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 16

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 17

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 18

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 19

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 20

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 21

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

Box 10, Folder 22

Grievance Forms & Warning Notices -- G-P, L-P, & McNamara-Peepe. 1967-80

 

VII: Health, Welfare & Pension

Box 10, Folder 23

Georgia-Pacific & Lumber & Sawmill Workers (G-P & LSW) Pension Trust. 1969-73

Box 10, Folder 24

G-P & LSW Pension Trust. 1968-74

Application for Retirement & Disability

Box 10, Folder 25

Georgia-Pacific/Louisiana-Pacific (G-P/L-P) & Lumber Production & Industrial Workers (LPIW) Pension Trust: Retirement Plan & Trust Agreement l/l/73

Box 10, Folder 26

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust. 1970-77

Box 11, Folder 1

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1978-79

Box 11, Folder 2

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1980

Box 11, Folder 3

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust. 1981

Box 11, Folder 4

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust. 1982

Box 11, Folder 5

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust. 1983

Box 11, Folder 6

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust. 1984

Box 11, Folder 7

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust. 1985-86

Box 11, Folder 8

G-P/L-P & LPIW Health & Welfare Trust & Pension Trust

Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1972-75

Box 11, Folder 9

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1976-77

Box 11, Folder 10

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1978

Box 11, Folder 11

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1978

Box 11, Folder 12

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1979

Box 11, Folder 13

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1980

Box 11, Folder 14

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1981

Box 11, Folder 15

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1982-83

Box 11, Folder 16

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1984

Box 11, Folder 17

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Applications for Disability & Retirement Benefits. 1985-86

Box 12, Folder 1

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Federal Form 5500 -- Employee Benefit Plan. 1976-79, 1982-83

Box 12, Folder 2

G-P/L-P & LPIW Pension Trust: Schedule P (Form 5500)

Annual Return of Fiduciary of Employee Benefit Trust. 1981-85

Box 12, Folder 3

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1963-75

Box 12, Folder 4

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1976-78

Box 12, Folder 5

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1979

Box 12, Folder 6

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1980

Box 12, Folder 7

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund (The Hazard Trust)

Administrative Reports. 1980

Box 12, Folder 8

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1981

Box 12, Folder 9

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1982

Box 12, Folder 10

Lumber Industry Health & Welfare Fund & Pension Fund. 1983-85

Box 12, Folder 11

The Lumber Industry Pension Plan & Pension Fund. 1975-79

Applications For Retirement & Disability Retirement

Box 12, Folder 12

The Lumber Industry Pension Plan & Pension Fund. 1980-81

Applications for Retirement & Disability Retirement

 

VIII: Job Bids

Box 12, Folder 13

Job Bids. 1972-73

Box 12, Folder 14

Job Bids. 1974-76

Box 12, Folder 15

Job Bids. 1977-79

Box 12, Folder 16

Job Bids. 1980-83

 

IX: Louisiana-Pacific Strike 1983-85

Box 12, Folder 17

L-P Strike: Campbell, Ernest Lloyd -- Accident/Insurance Case File. 1983-84

Box 12, Folder 18

L-P Strike: Corporate Campaign -- L.P. Consumer Boycott. 1984-85

Box 12, Folder 19

L-P Strike: Corporate Campaign -- Stock Proxies & L-P Annual Stockholders Meeting Rally. 1983-85

Box 12, Folder 20

L-P Strike: Employment Development Dept., Calif. State Re: Attempt to Define Strikers as Taxable Employees of Local. 1983-84

Box 12, Folder 21

L-P Strike: Employment Development Dept., Calif. State Re: Attempt to Define Strikers as Taxable Employees of Local. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 1

L-P Strike: Food Bank -- Contributions & Expense Receipts. 1983-85

Box 13, Folder 2

L-P Strike: Injunctions & Injunction Related Correspondence. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 3

L-P Strike: Injunctions & Injunction Related Correspondence. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 4

L-P Strike: International Longshoremen & Warehousemen's Union Local 14

Scope and Content Note

Re: Strike Support. 1983-84
Box 13, Folder 5

L-P Strike: Local 2592 Defense Fund (Strike Benefits) Monthly Bank Statements With Annual & Final Reconciliations. 1983-86

Box 13, Folder 6

L-P Strike: Local 2592 Defense Fund (Strike Benefits) Monthly Bank Statements With Annual & Final Reconciliations. 1983-86

Box 13, Folder 7

L-P Strike: L-P Coastal Division Employee Manual "Scabs" Version. July 1985

Box 13, Folder 8

L-P Strike: L-P & L-P Attorney Correspondence

Box 13, Folder 9

L-P Strike: Misc. -- Primarily Letters of Support, Contributions to the Food Bank, Leaflets. 1983-85

Box 13, Folder 10

L-P Strike: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 1984-85

Box 13, Folder 11

L-P Strike: Samoa Pulp Mill & Western Assoc. of Pulp & Paper Workers. 1983

Box 13, Folder 12

L-P Strike: Picket Rosters. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 13

L-P Strike: Pre-Strike Grievances Over Unilateral Job Reclassifications & Wage Cuts. 1983

Box 13, Folder 14

L-P Strike: Pre-Strike NLRB Unfair Labor Practice Case File

Scope and Content Note

Re: L-P's Refusal to Bargain Unilateral Job Reclassifications & Wage Cuts. June 1982
Box 13, Folder 15

L-P Strike: Strike Bulletins & Newsletters, Local 2592, Other L-P Locals, & Support Groups. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 16

L-P Strike: Strike Expense Receipts. 1985

Box 13, Folder 17

L-P Strike: Strike Related Expenses to be Reimbursed by Western Council. 1983-85

Box 13, Folder 18

L-P Strike: Press Releases, Letter to Editor, Newspaper Articles. 1983-85

Box 13, Folder 19

L-P Strike: Scabs: Letters of Resignation & Correspondence Re: Union Trials & Fines for Strikebreaking, et c. 1983

Box 13, Folder 20

L-P Strike: Teamsters Union Re: Strike Support. 1983-84

Box 13, Folder 21

L-P Strike: Western Council LPIW & W.C. Defense Fund Correspondence. 1983-85

Box 13, Folder 22

Strike Benefit Register. June/July 1983

Box 13, Folder 23

Strike Benefit Register. Aug 1983

Box 14, Folder 1

Strike Benefit Register. Sept 1983

Box 14, Folder 2

Strike Benefit Register. Oct 1983

Box 14, Folder 3

Strike Benefit Register. Nov 1983

Box 14, Folder 4

Strike Benefit Register. Dec 1983

Box 14, Folder 5

Strike Benefit Register. Jan/Feb 1984

Box 14, Folder 6

Strike Benefit Register. March/April 1984

Box 14, Folder 7

Strike Benefit Register. May/June 1984

Box 14, Folder 8

Strike Benefit Register. July/Aug 1984

Box 14, Folder 9

Strike Benefit Register. Sept/Oct 1984

Box 14, Folder 10

Strike Benefit Register. Nov/Dec 1984

Box 14, Folder 11

Strike Benefit Register. Jan/Feb 1985

Box 14, Folder 12

Strike Benefit Register. Mar/April 1985

Box 14, Folder 13

Strike Benefit Register. May-Aug 1985

Box 14, Folder 14

Strike Benefit Register. Sept-Dec 1985

Box 14, Folder 15

Strike Benefit Register, Tally Sheets. 1983-85

 

X: Local 3006

Box 14, Folder 16

Local 3006 & 2592 Abortive Merger Attempt. 1958

Box 14, Folder 17

Local 3006: Forced Merger into 2592. 9/1/71

Box 14, Folder 18

Local 3006 Minutes: Executive Board Meetings. 1961-65

Box 14, Folder 19

Local 3006 Minutes: G-P Unit Meetings. 5/9/61-2/24/67

Box 14, Folder 20

Local 3006 Minutes: Fortuna Division: Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products Unit Meetings. 4/8/63-4/10/67

Box 15, Folder 1

Local 3006 Minutes: Fortuna Wood Products Unit Meetings. 9/8/62-5/27/65

Box 15, Folder 2

Local 3006 Minutes: Executive Board, General & Unit: Fortuna Division & Woods/Loggers Division. 1968-69

Box 15, Folder 3

3006: Bond Reports to U.B.of C.& J.of A. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 4

3006: California Franchise Tax Board: Exempt Organization Annual Information Return. 1966-71

Box 15, Folder 5

3006: California State Unemployment Tax Forms. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 6

Local 3006: Contract Booklets:

G-P (Hammond-California Redwood Co. 1957, 1959),(G-P Corp. 1963, 1966, 1969) -- Joint with Local 2592 1957-69

Box 15, Folder 7

Local 3006: Contract Booklets: Simpson Redwood Co. 1954, 1959

Box 15, Folder 8

3006: Correspondence: U.B.of C.& J.of A. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 9

3006: Correspondence: Miscellaneous. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 10

3006: Correspondence: Miscellaneous. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 11

3006: Dept. of Labor (U.S.) Annual Labor Organization Report Forms: LM2 or LM3. 1965-71

Box 15, Folder 12

3006: Employers Quarterly Federal Tax Return (U.S.) 1963-71

Box 15, Folder 13

3006: Eel River Sawmills: Organizing (Includes Organizing Leaflet in Spanish) 1968

Box 15, Folder 14

3006: Equal Employment Commission (U.S.) Local Union Report EEO- 3 1969

Box 15, Folder 15

3006: Financial Records Book -- Monthly Income & Expenses. 1970-71

Box 15, Folder 16

3006: Financial Records -- Weekly Employee Payroll. 1963-71

Box 15, Folder 17

3006: Fortuna Stud Mill -- Dues Deductions. 1968-69

Box 15, Folder 18

3006: Fortuna Veneer (Rochlin) Contract. 1969

Box 15, Folder 19

3006: Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) 1962, 1967, 1967-71

Box 15, Folder 20

3006: Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) Dues Deductions & Pension Lists. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 21

3006/2592: Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) 1971-74

Company Warning Notices

Box 15, Folder 22

2592: Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) Strike File. 1976

Box 15, Folder 23

2592: Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) Decertification Attempt NLRB Papers, Leaflets, et c. 1975

Box 15, Folder 24

2592: Arcata Plywood Corp. (Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products -- Rochlin) Plant Closures File. 1975-76

Box 15, Folder 25

2592: Arcata Plywood Corp. (Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products -- Rochlin) General. September 1971-74

Box 15, Folder 26

2592: Arcata Plywood Corp. (Rochlin) Correspondence Re: Opening Fortuna Veneer & Fortuna Wood Products Contract Negotiations. 1975

Box 15, Folder 27

Local 3006: George Glass: Fortuna Wood Products (Rochlin) Dismissal, Grievance & Duty of Fai Representation Law Suit. 1974-76

Box 15, Folder 28

3006: G-P: General. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 29

3006: Lumber Industry Health & Welfare & Pension Fund. 1968-71

Box 15, Folder 30

3006: Wage Scales & Seniority Lists. 1968-71

 

XI: Quarterly & Monthly Account Sheets (2 Boxes)

Box 16 & 17

Account Sheets. May 1947-March 1964, May 1964-Nov. 1974

 

XII: Membership File Cards (3 Boxes)

Box 18-20

File Cards. 1946-49, 1954-78

 

XIII: Dues Books & Ledger Cards (1 Box)

Box 21

Dues Books & Ledger Cards. 1940-46

 

Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local Union 2789 Record Group No.: 4, 1947-1979

Physical Description: 11 cubic feet

Record Group IV

Introduction

The Local 2789 Record Group is one of the the most interesting and complete in the Redwood District Council Collection. Mad River Plywood was the first plywood plant to open in California in February 1947. Its closure over 30 years later, in 1979, was the subject of a documentary movie. The records themselves are good, although a little sketchy for the early years. The local union meeting minutes are complete and buttressed with Executive and Grievance/Plant Committee minutes as well. There is a set of verbatim Negotiating Committee Meetings from the important 1962 contract negotiations with Weyerhaeuser that gives a rare inside view of the labor negotiation process.
Included in the Local 2789 Record Group are the minutes of Local Union 2641. This small sawmill local bargained against the same owners and management as Local 2789 and merged with this local in 1959, shortly before the sawmill closed. It appears to have been one of the most stable and long-lived small locals in the RDC. These minutes came to Humboldt State University earlier as a separate acquisition from LSW Local 2808 on the closure of the Arcata Labor Temple. They appear to be most valuable when viewed with the much more extensive Local 2789 material.
This collection was processed by Gordon Webb and Virginia Baker in April and May of 1990.

Historical Sketch

The Humboldt Plywood Company began construction of its Mad River Plywood plant in September of 1946 at the height of the RDC Redwood Strike. This Portland based firm was a leader in the rush of corporations trying to meet the booming post-war lumber market utilizing Humboldt County's inexpensive fir stumpage (1/3 of the Oregon cost) and the trained union lumber workers on strike against the redwood operators. Mad River Ply began operating in February of 1947 as the first plywood plant in California. L.S.W. Local 2789 held its first meeting the following month, March 1947, and was immediately certified as bargaining agent through an apparently uncontested election. The Local did not join the RDC until late 1948 and seems to have remained aloof from the struggle with the Redwood operators.
Local 2789 was a singularly fortunate local throughout the 1950s. While many small sawmill operators went out of business or turned on their employees and their unions in order to lower costs when the post-war housing boom cooled off in the early 50s, the plywood market remained relatively strong at this time. Local 2789 survived the 1954 strike which destroyed at least one of the other RDC locals and held out for a better settlement. When Roddiscraft Inc. moved into the area in 1956, it bought out the Humboldt Plywood and Lumber Companies and California Barrel with strikingly different results for the local unions involved and their memberships. Roddiscraft bought the declining California Barrel Company for its timber holdings only and laid off its work force of over 800 (Arcata's largest employer) almost immediately. LSW Local 2808, the longtime mainstay of the RDC, was a far different, if still successful, union centered on the less stable smaller sawmill and plywood operations, after this event (see the 2808 Record Group).
Roddiscraft also closed Humboldt Lumber Company's Maple Creek sawmill in early 1959. The employees at this sawmill had already become members of Local 2789 through a merger in 1958, and were offered jobs in Roddiscraft's expanding operations.
For Local 2789, the Roddiscraft era proved to be a kind of Golden Age. The company made a major investment in modernizing and expanding Mad River Ply and built a new state-of-the-art flakeboard plant, the first in Humboldt County. It even put in a small sawmill at the old California Barrel Company site. Altogether, 2789's membership was doubled to around 600 members. Labor management relations between the local and Roddiscraft seem to have been remarkably amicable with relatively few grievances. Up to this time, technological and economic change had worked to 2789's advantage and this may reflected in the more conservative stance on political issues taken by 2789 within the RDC.
It must have been a rude surprise to 2789's membership when one of the industry's giants, Weyerhaeuser, bought out Roddiscraft in the late 1960s with little warning. This buy-out reflected a trend within the lumber industry and especially the plywood section at this time, for large firms to purchase mid-sized ones. Locally, Georgia-Pacific had bought out Hammond California Redwood, U.S. Plywood bought the Mutual Plywood plant at Fairhaven and Simpson was steadily expanding its holdings. These take-overs were accompanied by an increased rate of technological change and a resultant loss of jobs to automation. When this was coupled with lower prices for lumber, leading to additional management cost cutting measures, the stage was set for confrontation between labor and management.
Weyerhaeuser pumped money into another upgrading of Mad River Ply and new German machinery for the flakeboard or "Timblend" plant. It even reopened the old Dolly Varden plant in Arcata, but it also began an immediate war on 2789's contract. There were constant attempts to have workers in lower paid classifications do the work of higher paid jobs or to simply speed up the work. When the Local's business agents tried to deal with these problems they were barred from the plant.
Weyerhaeuser made a more direct assault on 2789's power and finances. It was a fixed principle within the RDC to have a union shop clause requiring union membership or no contract at all. Weyerhaeuser had never granted the union shop in any of its contracts in the Pacific Northwest. Eddie Carroll, a former 2789 officer now acting in his capacity as Secretary of the RDC, organized the Weyerhaeuser woods crew into a new local, 3027.
In order to get a contract, he agreed to a maintenance-of-membership clause which prevented existing members from quitting the union except during a specific, short period of time, but did not require new employees to join the union. This was significantly weaker than a union shop agreement and 2789 felt Carroll had undermined their own stand for the union shop. Weyerhaeuser had sprung a demand for the maintenance of membership clause late in 2789's 1961 negotiations for a new contract. Carroll was removed from office at the next RDC meeting(see Overall Historical Sketch) and local 2789 refused to sign any contract rather than do without the union shop.
Relations were at their worst when Weyerhaeuser Co. foremen at the Timblend plant caught three union members in the parking lot during their shift pouring liquor into their Christmas eggnog. They were allowed to finish the shift and then they were fired. The plant manager cut the business agent off after a brief discussion, saying he was going to "make an example" of the men. The local struck the plant for a week after which a compromise settlement was reached requiring the company to offer the men jobs as new hires.
Matters had not improved when Weyerhaeuser's other contracts, primarily with locals of the International Woodworkers of America came open. The Western Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, for the first time, effectively joined forces with the I.W.A., against Weyerhaeuser Co., which in turn, joined forces with other large producers to form what came to be called "The Big Six."
The other Big Six producer in the RDC area was Georgia-Pacific. G-P had put similar pressures on its local employees and G-P Samoa Plywood Local 3019, had a similar strike over grievances. When a Big Six plant in Redding was struck, Weyerhaeuser Co. and G-P locked out the members of Locals 2789, 3027, 2592 and 3006 as well as locals in other areas. The lockout resulted in a relative union victory. Local 2789 got an agency shop clause in its contract requiring non-members to pay a fee equivalent to member dues. The Local was the first union to get better than a maintenance-of-membership clause from Weyerhaeuser.
In 1966, Weyerhaeuser sold Mad River Ply and its woods operation to Simpson Timber Co. and the Timblend plant to Humboldt Flakeboard. By closing the plants for several months before the sale, these companies were able not to rehire a number of older members and the woods and the flakeboard plant went non-union. Local 2789 was able to prove it represented a majority of the employees at Mad River Ply and got a contract from Simpson.
The Local had a better relationship with Simpson and the next decade passed uneventfully. Following the Western Council area-wide negotiations, 2789 struck Simpson over local issues. 2789 especially disliked Simpson's attempt to impose a grievance arbitration clause. The local sent pickets to other Simpson plants, including plants with L.S.W. and I.W.A. contracts in the Pacific Northwest, shutting down production in a wide area. In the end, the local won on arbitration by compromising on other issues.
In the 1970s, the lumber industry embarked on another round of automation and cost-cutting, and Simpson permanently closed Mad River Ply, despite spending more than $1 million in plant improvements a short time previously.

Scope and Content

This record Group, Local 2789 is noteworthy for the completeness and breadth of coverage provided in its minutes. The set of Local 2789 union meeting minutes are complete and the meeting minutes of Local 2641, the small sawmill local which merged with 2789 in 1958 may be complete as well. Both of these sets of minutes are written in a terse, somewhat uninformative style. The coverage is best for important events such as strikes. What really makes the 2789 minutes impressive is the various committee minutes: Executive Committee, Grievance/Plant Committee, and Negotiations Committee. Together, they fill out the information provided by the union meeting minutes, and also provide some excellent snapshots of American industrial relations. As noted in the introduction, the verbatim minutes of the 1961-62 Weyerhaeuser negotiations give an inside view of the collective bargaining process. The Plant Committee, really a joint labor/management committee representing a step in the grievance procedure, provides a great deal of information about problems in a modern industrial plant and the different perspectives of management and labor towards solving these problems. The series of meetings held following the announcement of the final closure of Mad River Ply are especially revealing.
The correspondence files are less satisfactory. There is nothing before 1950 and very little before the Roddiscraft buy-out in 1958. Even after 1958 they seem incomplete. The minutes are best on illuminating relations with other levels of the Carpenters such as the Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers. Perhaps the most revelatory correspondence is in the Weyerhaeuser Negotiations files.
The Contract files appear to be complete back to the establishment of the Mad River plant in 1947. Financial records are a bit more spotty, but the collection does have all of the monthly financial statements from May 1948 into the 1960s.
 

I: Minutes

Box 1, Folder 1

Minutes- Local 2789.

Scope and Content Note

Index of Motions "Regular and Special" Union Meetings. Indexes "Old Book". 11/51-12/58and "New Book". 1/59-?
Box 1, Folder 2

Minutes- Local 2789. Union Meetings- 2/25/47-10/28/51

Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes- Local 2789. Union Meetings- 11/9/51-12/20/58

Box 1, Folder 4

Minutes- Local 2789. Union Meetings- 1/17/59-6/20/67

Box 1, Folder 5

Minutes- Local 2789. Union Meetings- 7/18/67-10/19/76

Box 1, Folder 6

Minutes- Local 2641. Korbel/Maple Creek- 5/28/48-11/17/54

Box 1, Folder 7

Minutes- Local 2789. Maple Creek Meetings (Former Local 2641) 4/23/57-2/19/59.

Closure of Roddiscraft's Maple Creek Lumber Mill

Box 1, Folder 8

2789 Committee Meetings. 1952-1958.

Plant, Grievance, Executive, Negotiating

Box 1, Folder 9

Minutes- Local 2789.

Executive Committee. 12/18/58-10/10/61

Box 1, Folder 10

Minutes- Local 2789. Executive Committee. 11/7/61-4/27/65

Box 1, Folder 11

Minutes- Local 2789. Negotiations Committee (Plywood) 5/22/61-5/1/62.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Executive Committee Minutes 9/10/63
Box 1, Folder 12

Minutes- Local 2789. Plant Committee. 10/30/58-1/28/60

Box 1, Folder 13

Minutes- Local 2789. Plant Committee. 7/7/65-3/2/72

Box 1, Folder 14

Minutes- Local 2789. Plant Committee. 4/12/72-12/8/77

Box 1, Folder 15

Minutes- Local 2789. Plant Committee. 12/10/77-11/17/79(Plant Closure)

 

II: Correspondence Files

Box 2, Folder 1

RDC Correspondence. 1954-1977

Box 2, Folder 2

State Council Correspondence. 1963-1970(1 of 4)

Box 2, Folder 3

Correspondence: Compensation (Workmen) 1964-1974(2 of 4)

Box 2, Folder 4

Correspondence: Compensation (Workmen) 1971-1974(3 of 4)

Box 2, Folder 5

Correspondence: Compensation. 1962-1974(4 of 4)

Box 2, Folder 6

Hazard Trust Correspondence. 1967-1981

Box 2, Folder 7

Western Council Correspondence. 1958-1961

Box 2, Folder 8

Western Council Meeting Notes. 1970

Box 2, Folder 9

The Union Register and News. 1956-1970

Box 2, Folder 10

Eighth District Organizing and Education Committee Correspondence and Reports. 1966-1975

Box 2, Folder 11

U.B.of C.& J.of A. -- Correspondence. 1953-1967

Box 2, Folder 12

U.B.of C.& J.of A. -- Letters of Withdrawal. 1967-1969

Box 2, Folder 13

Central Labor Council. 1966-1968

Box 2, Folder 14

California State Labor Federation. 1954-1969

Box 2, Folder 15

Misc. Office Correspondence. 1958-1963(1 of 2)

Box 2, Folder 16

Misc. Office Correspondence. 1963-1965(2 of 2)

 

III: General Office Files

Box 3, Folder 1

Bylaws. 1951-1961

Box 3, Folder 2

Death Benefit Rules. 1957

Box 3, Folder 3

Death Beneficiary Designations. 1958-1978

Box 3, Folder 4

Death Benefit- Paid. 1958-1978

Box 3, Folder 5

General Office Bond. 1956-1980

Box 3, Folder 6

General Office Bond and Paper Work. 1981-1984

Box 3, Folder 7

General Office Pension- U.B.of C.& J.of A., l968- 1977

Box 3, Folder 8

Western Council Retirement Fund- Union Officers Pension. 1963-1966

Box 3, Folder 9

Taxes- Federal. 1952-1965

Box 3, Folder 10

Taxes- Federal. 1966-1980

Box 3, Folder 11

Federal Tax Forms. 1966-1977

Box 3, Folder 12

Forms 4848 IRS. 1971-1974

Box 3, Folder 13

Taxes- State. 1953-1965

Box 3, Folder 14

Taxes- State. 1966-1980

Box 3, Folder 15

State Forms 199 & 990. 1969-1980

Box 3, Folder 16

Humboldt Co. Taxes. 1973-1974

Box 3, Folder 17

Federal Reports LM-2 EEO-3. 1962-1980

Box 3, Folder 18

U.S. Labor Department

Box 3, Folder 19

U.S. National Labor Relations Board

Box 3, Folder 20

State Industrial Relations

Box 3, Folder 21

State Labor Commission. 1957-1962

Box 3, Folder 22

Insurance (State) Compensation. 1955-1980

Box 3, Folder 23

Political Action

Box 3, Folder 24

Safety

Box 3, Folder 25

Union Officers: Letters of Resignation and Miscellaneous

 

IV: Pre-Simpson I: Negotiations, Strikes and Contracts

Box 4, Folder 1

Plywood Contract. 1947-1958

Box 4, Folder 2

Maple Creek Lumber Contracts 2641:

Scope and Content Note

1952 (Strike Settlement) 1954 & 1/55 (Strike Settlement) 12/55 and 7/57, M.O.A. Transferring 2641 Contract Rights to 2789, 1/58 and Plant Committee Minutes: 12/13/58, 2/18/58 & 5/28/58
Box 4, Folder 3

1955 Wage Scale- Plywood

Box 4, Folder 4

Timblend Contract. 1958-1965

Box 4, Folder 5

Plywood & Mill A. Contract. 1959-1965

Box 4, Folder 6

Contracts: Roddiscraft Fabrication Division. 1958and Willamette Sheathing. 1959

Box 4, Folder 7

Working Copies and Incomplete Agreements- Plant and Maintenance. 1959-1965

Box 4, Folder 8

Bracket Increases (proposed)- Roddiscraft. 1959

Box 4, Folder 9

Negotiations Weyerhaeuser. 1961-1962.NLRB- Unfair Labor Practice Case

Box 4, Folder 10

Clippings: Weyerhaeuser/I.W.A. Negotiations. 1962

Box 4, Folder 11

Agreement- Weyerhaeuser- Unified Maintenance, 1962 & Health and Welfare Supplement #3. 1965

Box 4, Folder 12

Clippings from Timblend Strike. 1963

Box 4, Folder 13

Weyerhaeuser Lockout- Negotiations, Publicity, 1963 & Clippings. 6/7/63-8/7/63

Box 4, Folder 14

Settlement Agreement- Strike/Lockout. 8/63

Box 4, Folder 15

Weyerhaeuser Lockout. 1963-

Unemployment Claims 2789

Box 4, Folder 16

Weyerhaeuser Working Agreement. 6/63

Box 4, Folder 17

Resignation Letters (from the Union after the Loss of Union Shop) 1964

Box 4, Folder 8

Weyerhaeuser Agreements- Pension Plan Improvements. 1964

Box 4, Folder 19

Weyerhaeuser Unemployment. 1966

Box 4, Folder 20

Contract- Miscellaneous. 12/65

 

V: Pre-Simpson II: Seniority Lists

Box 4, Folder 1

List- Hire/Fire: Roddiscraft & Weyerhaeuser (prior to Simpson) 1958-1965

Box 4, Folder 2

Timblend Seniority List- To Sale of Mill by Weyerhaeuser. 1958-1965

Box 4, Folder 3

Plywood- Seniority Lists. 1958-1965

Box 4, Folder 4

Seniority List- All Other (except Plywood and Timblend) 1958-1966

 

VI: Pre-Simpson III: Health and Welfare

Box 4, Folder 1

Insurance- Group Health: Humboldt Plywood and Roddiscraft. 1954-1959

Box 4, Folder 2

Insurance Disability- Roddiscraft. 1955-1959

Box 4, Folder 3

Insurance Health and Welfare- Roddiscraft. 1958-1960

Box 4, Folder 4

Equitable Health Plan- Monthly Statements: Roddiscraft & Weyerhaeuser. 1959-1965

Box 4, Folder 5

Health & Welfare Plan- Equitable Payoffs (After Weyerhaeuser Cutoff Date) 1966

Box 4, Folder 6

Weyerhaeuser Health and Welfare Plan (Closed Out) 1965-1966

Box 4, Folder 7

List of Surgery Expenses for Claim Settlement-Equitable. Undated

 

VII: Simpson I: Negotiations, Strikes and Contracts

Box 5, Folder 1

Simpson Negotiations. 1965-1977

Box 5, Folder 2

Simpson Contracts. 1965

Box 5, Folder 3

Simpson Back Service Pension Negotiations. 1967-1968

Box 5, Folder 4

Simpson Negotiations Bracket Adjustments. 1967-1968

Box 5, Folder 5

Simpson Pension Plan. 1971

Box 5, Folder 6

Simpson Negotiations. 1969-1971

Box 5, Folder 7

Wage Schedules- Simpson & Mad River. 1969

Box 5, Folder 8

Simpson Negotiations & Working Agreement. 1977

Box 5, Folder 9

Simpson Contract. 1977-1980

Box 5, Folder 10

Simpson Negotiations. 1972

Box 5, Folder 11

Agreement w/Simpson- Mad River & Local 2789. 1973-1975

Box 5, Folder 12

Unfair Labor Practices Charge Re: Picketing Contractor's Gate at Fairhaven- Simpson Strike. 1977

Box 5, Folder 13

Simpson Negotiations. 1975

Box 5, Folder 14

Simpson Agreements- 1966, 1969, 1972

Box 5, Folder 15

Simpson Miscellaneous. 1971-1976

 

VIII: Simpson II: Grievances

Box 5, Folder 1

Grievance File and Memo of Agreement. 1976-1978(1 of 3)

Box 5, Folder 2

Grievance File and Memo of Agreement. 1972-1974(2 of 3)

Box 5, Folder 3

Grievance File and Memo of Agreement. 1969-1978(3 of 3)

Box 5, Folder 4

Joint Plant Committee Meetings. 1966-1972

"Office Copies" (Produced by Simpson Clerical Staff) Same as Union "Plant Committee Minutes"

Box 5, Folder 5

Joint Committee Meetings. 1972-1978

"Office Copies" (Produced by Simpson Clerical Staff) Same as Union "Plant Committee Minutes"

Box 5, Folder 6

Coreen Sanchez- Discharge (Grievance and Arbitration) 1977

Box 5, Folder 7

Grievance- Jurisdictional Re: Log Loader I.W.A. 3-98. 1975

 

IX: Financial

Note

*Oversize: Box

**Oversize: Map Cabinet
Box 6, Folder 1

Ledger and Financial Reports. 1959-1981(end)

Box 6, Folder 2

Ledger and Financial Reports. 1959-1981(end)

Box 6, Folder 3*

Monthly Financial Accounts Book: Receipts and Expenditures. 5/48-6/54

Box 6, Folder 4*

Monthly Financial Accounts Book: Receipts and Expenditures. 7/54-6/59

Box 6, Folder 5*

Monthly Financial Accounts Book: Receipts and Expenditures. 7/59-1/60

Box 6, Folder 6**

Receipts Record/Expenses Record for LM2 Reports. 7/59-10/81

Box 6, Folder 7**

Day Book- Local 2789. 7/68-6/72

Box 6, Folder 8

Dues Book- Local 2789. 3/25/47-12/47

(Local's First Dues Book)

Box 6, Folder 9

Dues Check-Off List- Simpson. 1966-1967

Box 6, Folder 10

Day Book. 1971-1980

Box 6, Folder 11

Dues Check-Off List. 1969-1979

Simpson Monthly Remittances by Employee

Box 6, Folder 12

Check Book & Journal. 1959-1960 & 6/60-10/60

Box 6, Folder 13

General Office Receipts. 1957-1959(1 of 3) From Shoebox

Box 6, Folder 14

General Office Receipts. 1957-1959(2 of 3) From Shoebox

Box 6, Folder 15

General Office Receipts. 1957-1959(3 of 3) From Shoebox

Box 6, Folder 16*

Western Council Strike Benefits Fund Disbursements Book. 1977Strike Simpson

Box 6, Folder 16

Checkbook- Western Council Defense Fund Simpson Strike. 1977

Box 6, Folder 17

Checkbook- Western Council Defense Fund Simpson Strike. 1977

Box 6, Folder 18

Checkbook- Western Council Defense Fund Simpson Strike. 1977

Box 6, Folder 19

Withdrawal Cards and Union Books Accepted in Lieu of Initiation Fee

Box 6, Folder 20

Checkbook & Death Benefit Book from 2641

 

X: Bulk Financial/membership (3 Boxes)

 

XI: Membership Cards

Box 7

Financial Records (Bound -- Oversize)

Box 8

Membership Ledger Pages

Box 9

Membership Ledger Pages & Dues Books

Box 10

Membership Cards A-M. 1958-77

Box 11

Membership Cards M-Z. 1958-77

 

Lumber and Sawmill Workers Local Union 2808 Record Group No: 5, 1942-78

Physical Description: 29 cubic feet

Record Group V

Historical Sketch

Local union 2808 was chartered July 15, 1937 immediately after the existing U.B. of C. & J. of A. local in the area, 2677, seceded to join the rival International Woodworkers of America-CIO (IWA).
The California Barrel Co., Arcata's leading employer from the turn-of-the-century, had a long history of anti-unionism. Carpenter's organizer Don Cameron managed to raise the specter of a militant, radical CIO threat sufficiently to induce Cal-Barrel management not to oppose Local 2808's organizing efforts. A first contract was quickly signed.
The company must have been surprised to find CIO sympathizers in firm control of the local for the first years of its existence. Local officers Cy Young and Joe Stapp freely cooperated in joint projects with CIO leaders. Still, collective bargaining appears to have been remarkably peaceful and strongly anti-radical Stanley Jordan had assumed leadership by 1942.
Cal-Barrel utilized mainly fir and spruce rather than redwood; and, as a secondary manufacturer of wood products, stood somewhat apart from primary redwood lumber producers. Likewise, Local 2808 maintained close relations with box making locals in other areas and was not greatly involved in the struggle to organize the redwood companies and the grueling redwood strike of 1946-48.
Cal-Barrel's primary lines of wooden packing boxes and fruit crates were becoming obsolescent by the early 1950s and 2808's membership began to decline. Still, the local was one of the largest local unions on the Northcoast and the local's foresight in purchasing a building in 1940 and creating the Arcata Labor Temple gave it rental income and remarkable financial stability, with the lowest dues of any RDC union. Gradually, Local 2808 took on more of a role in the RDC and by the mid-1950s, Stan Jordan was a recognized leader within it. Jordan saw weak and unstable locals in the RDC and felt that an expanded Local 2808 could provide greater service, strength and stability to the membership through mergers.
By the early 1950s the post-war housing and lumber boom was over and the lumber market was settling into a new cyclical pattern of boom and bust. This spelled harder times for both small lumber companies and their workers. The unionized small operators were feeling squeezed by the big lumber operators with extensive timber holdings and non-unionized small operators who cut corners where ever they could.
The Northern California Lumber Operators Association, NCLOA, was formed in 1951 to represent small lumber operators in both the redwood and pine areas across Northern California. It responded to the changing economic pressures with a kind of defense/offensive labor relations strategy. It negotiated when it had too and tried union busting decertification elections when its manager, Charles Rubyn, thought they would succeed.
The formation of the NCLOA paralleled the mergers of RDC small-mill locals into multi-employer locals with enough members to survive economic slumps and which could afford to hire a full time business agents. Local 2799, founded in Arcata in 1944 to represent workers at the small fir operator G. L. Spier, at first shared a business agent with two other small Arcata area locals 2726 (Sound Lumber Co.) and 2893 (Dolly Varden Lumber Co.) through 1951; they merged in 1952.
1954 saw the largest industry-wide strike since 1935 in the West Coast lumber industry. The strike was noticeably less successful in far Northern California than in Oregon, Washington and even Central California. Local 2698, which represented workers at Arcata's Twin Parks Lumber Company, had its membership vote to walk through the RDC picket line and return to work.
The NCLOA took an aggressive stance both during and after the strike. One of its targets was Local 2799, which it sued during the strike. In 1955, it orchestrated a series of decertification elections against Local 2799 and several small, single unit sawmill locals. This attack, in conjunction with plant closures, an IWA raid on the Dolly Varden unit, and apparently the personal problems of business agent Tom Baxter, destabilized even the expanded Local 2799 making it a good candidate for a merger.
Local 2678, founded in 1951, represented two medium sized Arcata plywood plants, Durable Plywood and Arcata Plywood (owned by entrepreneur Abe Rochlin). The local had hired ex-RDC Secretary, Bill Abbay, Jr., as business agent in 1953 but could not afford to retain him after incurring heavy expenses in several strikes at Arcata Plywood in late 1953 and early 1954. The local had a part-time financial secretary until the end of 1955. It too sought a merger in order to obtain the full time officer it could not quite afford on its own. Local 2808, with its large membership and reliable finances, seemed the ideal merger vehicle to stabilize these locals' memberships. The mergers were consummated in December 1955. Local 2569, which represented workers at Van de Nor Lumber Col, had also just voted to merge with 2799 and joined it in the merger with Local 2808. Local 2808 seemed on its way to becoming the dominate local of the RDC.
The next several months brought cataclysmic change to the local. Cal-Barrel, Arcata's largest employer for half a century, closed down almost overnight and announced its sale to Roddiscraft Inc., the new owner of the Humboldt Plywood Co. and its Mad River Plywood plant (See Local 2789-RG Historical Sketch). The new company needed Cal-Barrel's extensive timber holdings for the plywood plant and the new state-of-the-art flakeboard plant already on the drawing boards. It would appear highly improbable that Roddiscraft had any intention of operating an obsolescent box and barrel plant. Still, the company managed to shift to Local 2808 the opprobrium for laying-off 800 Arcata residents by suggesting that the mill could be operated on a non-union basis with reduced wages and loss of seniority rights. The local refused and was bitterly assailed in the local press for causing the plant closure.
The local emerged from 1956 a very different, if still large and effective, union. Gone was the local of closely knit, long time Arcata residents, frequently of Portuguese extraction. This local had been highly disciplined with mandatory meeting attendance. It had been a vital part of Arcata's community life with the Labor Temple lent out gratis for many events. The new local was at first largely Local 2799 expanded by the addition of the two former 2678 plywood operations and the old 2808 financial resources. Leonard Cahill, 2799's business agent for the last few months of its existence, soon displaced long time 2808 business agent (1942 -56) Stanley Jordan. Mandatory meetings were scrapped and the attendance fell off markedly. The new 2808 member was more likely to be a Dustbowl emigrant rather than an Arcata (or Portugal) native. Cal-Barrel had hired women for certain of jobs. None of the new companies did.
Still the diverse elements of the new 2808 seem to have knit remarkably well with none of the problems that seemed to perennially plague the RDC's other conglomerate local, 3006. The local lost Van De Nor in a NCLOA inspired decertification and the former Dolly Varden (now Jolly Giant mill) to an IWA raid in early 1956; but these were left over problems from the earlier locals. In late 1956 or 1957, Local 2808 expanded into Humboldt County's hinterland taking in the recently organized Rochlin operation at Orleans, the Orleans Veneer Company with short lived Local 2917. Local 2666, Hoopa, was added shortly after along with several short lived lumber operations in the Salyer area. These operations fit well with the local's established bargaining relationships. Arcata Plywood members of 2808 instigated the organization of fellow Rochlin employees at Orleans Veneer and the new Hoopa members who worked for the Trinity River Lumber Co., a NCLOA member. The local could negotiate for its diverse membership with only two sets of negotiations, Rochlin and NCLOA, though both of the Rochlin operations and all the NCLOA member companies signed separate contacts. This was to be the local's pattern for the next decade.
The distant operations in Orleans and Hoopa could easily have led to communications problems as could the large number of small units in the Arcata area. Local 2808 handled this load with a single business agent, after Stan Jordan left in 1957, and the lowest dues of any union in the RDC. In 1960, Local 3006 had four paid staff and two offices to cover fewer units than 2808 and received constant complaints about lack of service (to judge from its G-P Plywood unit later 3019) along with constant dissention.
Local 2808, under Leonard Cahill, would appear to have developed a highly effective shop steward and plant committee system. The Orleans Veneer operation in particular was represented by several remarkable shop stewards (to judge by their correspondence). The low dues were partially due to the Arcata Labor Temple and the rental income it generated. It is interesting to note there was never to be another successful decertification or raid on 2808 operations after 1956. The local successfully beat off a mass decertification attempt by four of the Arcata NCLOA operations in 1961 with Cahill giving full credit to the shop stewards and plant committees.
The late 1950s and the 1960s saw a gradual shrinkage of the NCLOA operations through plant closure. The Hoopa and Salyer operations were gone by 1960. Durable Plywood closed in 1964 but was reopened the next year by the Rochlin interests as Orleans Veneer Mill B. The last of the small sawmills was gone by the early 1970s.
These membership loses were partially made up by organizing the Humboldt Fir Company in 1968 which added several hundred new members, but by the early 1970's the medium size plywood operation, 2808's mainstay, was on the way out in Humboldt County. Humboldt Fir went into bankruptcy in 1972 resulting in prolonged litigation to collect unpaid health, welfare and pension contributions. Masonite bought the plant and kept on the employees to become Local 2808's last working members. Abe Rochlin shut down Orlean's Veneer Mills A, B and (short lived) C in 1974 after closing Arcata Plywood several years earlier (See also Rochlin Fortuna Veneer and Fortuna Wood Products in The 3006 Series of the 2592 Record Group).
Masonite Hoopa closed in 1978. The Brookings Plywood plant in Salyer, organized by Otha Ray (2808's last business agent, 1964-79), closed before the first contract could be signed.
Without contracts, the local merged with Local 2931 in 1979 bringing in retirees and a $20,000 organizing fund to pay Otha Ray to organize for Local 2931 and service the 2808 retirees.

Scope and Content

Record Group 2808 has a diverse history. From 1938-1955, Cal-Barrel was the mainstay of the local. Later, it succeeded remarkably well in integrating multiple units of small lumber company workers in the Arcata area and small plywood workers units as far away as Hoopa and Orleans. The prime material from the Cal-Barrel Era series is a complete run of well organized, typed minutes from 1942-1964. The first five years of the Cal-Barrel Era are missing, with the minutes extending past Cal-Barrel's closing in 1955 through the merger of several locals into 2808. One of the unique aspects of these minutes is the stability of the Recording Secretary's position. Charles Adams served the local from 1946-1964. After Adams' tenure, the minutes are sporadic, incomplete and often illegible.
Another unique feature of local 2808 is the acquisition of the Arcata Labor Temple in the early 1940s. The Labor Temple provided the local with an income, a meeting place, and opportunities for community service. The Hall Rent Ledger which shows who rented the Temple from 1950-1971 and the Bulletin Board Advertisement are two documents of interest from the Labor Temple located in the Cal-Barrel Era Series.
The sale of Cal-Barrel to Roddiscraft in 1956 marked the dissolution of the one company local. The Series, Consolidations, consists of one folder, but it is instrumental to the configuration of the local from 1955 on. Locals 2579, 2666, 2678, 2799, and 2917 merged into 2808 in 1955-56. Thereafter, 2808 was comprised of the employees of several companies.
The best material on these locals prior to their merger into 2808 is contained in local 2678, which is highlighted by the documentation of a strike in 1953-54 during the tenure of Business Agent William Abbay, Jr. The 2678 strike files are found in the Rochlin Corporate Group Series, the most complex and interesting of all the small lumber operators. The Rochlin group consists of several holdings, the primary one being Arcata Plywood.
An outstanding feature in the Rochlin Series is a run of correspondence between shop stewards at remote Orleans Veneer and Lumber Co. Mill A, and various union officials. The most colorful correspondent was shop steward C. B. "Clancy" Mills. Clancy's correspondence runs from 1959-64. Women shop stewards are another interesting facet of Orleans Mill A.
The Rochlin Corporation, run by entrepreneur Abe Rochlin and his son Larry, controlled its lumber mills through an intricate series of operating and holding companies that resembles a shell game more than anything else. The key to understanding these holdings are two documents: the "Transcripts of Proceedings: Negotiations Regarding the Effects of the Plant Closure, Sept. 4, 1974" and "Financial Review and Analysis of Rochlin Holdings, 3/6/75."
The NCLOA Series is unique in the collection in dealing with collective bargaining with small sawmill operators. Local 2799 (merged 1955) was itself the product of four merged small sawmill locals. Unfortunately there is little in the series on these earlier locals. The volatile world of the small lumber operator proved too difficult to stabilize even the expanded Local 2799 and it appears to have been in some disorder at the time of the merger with 2808. The series details several decertifications shortly after the 2808 merger. The turbulence within this sector is perhaps best illustrated by the Local 2579/Van De Nor Lumber file. This single company local voted to merge with Local 2799 the same month 2799 voted to merge with 2808. The Van De Nor workers then voted to decertify the union shortly thereafter. Local 2808 appears to have succeeded in stabilizing the sector within a year or so.
The NCLOA Series also illuminates the defensive/offensive role of the small operators association, the Northern California Lumber Operators Association. The series amply demonstrates the Association's role in negotiating general settlements which its member companies were free to accept or reject as they chose. The series also illustrates the NCLOA's role in orchestrating attempts to de-unionize its constituent companies when the chance arose. A number of files detail a mass decertification try by most of the NCLOA companies which 2808 foils in 1964.
The final period of 2808 in the 1970s is documented in the Humboldt Fir/Masonite Series and in the Organizing Series in which 2808 successfully organizes several companies which close before contracts are signed.
 

I: Bylaws (See Cal-Barrel Era Series for early Bylaws)

Box 1, Folder 1

Bylaws. 1955, 1965

 

II: Minutes

Box 1, Folder 2

Executive Board Meeting Notes. 1967, 1970

Box 1, Folder 3

Minutes. 1/9/42-12/9/48

Box 1, Folder 4

Minutes. 1/13/49-11/27/54

Box 1, Folder 5

Minutes and Financial Statements. 1/13/55-11/11/64

Box 1, Folder 6

Elections and Special Meetings. 1957-63

Box 1, Folder 7

Mixed Local Union and Plant Committee Minutes/Notes: Humboldt Fir, Masonite (Hoopa), Orleans Mill A. 1971-75

Scope and Content Note

Also Includes: Notes of Meeting with Building Trades Council and RDC Re: New Construction Wage Rates (1970)
Box 1, Folder 8

Mixed Local Union and Plant Committee Minutes/Notes:

Scope and Content Note

Humboldt Fir, Bayside Ply, Hoopa, Arcata Ply, Orleans Veneer. 1968-1973
Box 1, Folder 9

Mixed Local Union and Plant Committee. 1969-1/70.Minutes/Notes:

Scope and Content Note

Arcata Plywood, Orleans Veneer Mills A and B, and Humboldt Fir
Box 1, Folder 10

Election Meeting Notices. 1963-74

Box 1, Folder 11

Union Meeting Notices. 1963-65

Box 1, Folder 12

Union Meeting Notices. 1968-70

Box 1, Folder 13

Union Meeting Notices. 1971-73

Box 1, Folder 14

Union Meeting Notices. 1974-77

Box 1, Folder 15

Meeting Sign-in Books. 6/63-12/17/75

 

III: Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 16

General Correspondence. 1955-58(1 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 17

General Correspondence. 1955-58(2 of 2)

Box 1, Folder 18

General Correspondence. 1962-64

Box 1, Folder 19

General Correspondence. 1965-66

Box 1, Folder 20

General Correspondence. 1967-68

Box 2, Folder 1

General Correspondence. 1968-70

Box 2, Folder 2

General Correspondence. 1971-74

Box 2, Folder 3

Redwood District Council L.S.W. 1957-76

Box 2, Folder 4

California State Council L.S.W. 1958-59

Box 2, Folder 5

California State Council L.S.W. 1960-62

Box 2, Folder 6

California State Council L.S.W. 1963-7/64

Box 2, Folder 7

California State Council L.S.W. 8/64-12/64

Box 2, Folder 8

California State Council L.S.W. 1965

Box 2, Folder 9

California State Council L.S.W. 1966

Convention Materials

Box 2, Folder 10

California State Council L.S.W. 1966-67

Box 2, Folder 11

California State Council L.S.W. 1968

Box 2, Folder 12

California State Council L.S.W. 1969

Box 2, Folder 13

California State Council L.S.W. 1970

Box 2, Folder 14

California State Council L.S.W. 1/71-5/71

Box 2, Folder 15

California State Council L.S.W. 6/71-12/71

Box 3, Folder 1

California State Council L.S.W. 1972

Box 3, Folder 2

California State Council L.S.W. 1973

Box 3, Folder 3

California State Council L.S.W. 1974

Box 3, Folder 4

California State Council L.S.W. 1975-78

Box 3, Folder 5

Industrial Accident Claim Correspondence/Rockwell, Fulkerson & Clarke. 1957-66

Box 3, Folder 6

Industrial Accident Claim Correspondence/Rockwell, Fulkerson & Clarke. 1967-70

Box 3, Folder 7

Industrial Accident Claim Correspondence/Rockwell, Fulkerson, Medeiros & Barry. 1971-72

Box 3, Folder 8

Industrial Accident Claim Correspondence/Rockwell, Fulkerson, & Barry. 1973-78

Box 3, Folder 9

Health & Welfare/Pension Fund (Hazard) 1961-72

Box 3, Folder 10

Health & Welfare/Pension Fund (Hazard) 1973-77

Box 3, Folder 11

Health & Welfare/Pension Fund (Hazard) 1973-77

Box 3, Folder 12

Health & Welfare/Pension Fund (Hazard) 1973-77

Box 3, Folder 13

Western Council L.S.W. 1956-62

Box 3, Folder 14

Western Council L.S.W. 1963-64

Box 3, Folder 15

Western Council L.S.W. 1965-68

Box 3, Folder 16

Western Council L.S.W. 1969-71

Box 4, Folder 1

Western Council L.S.W. 1972-73

Box 4, Folder 2

Western Council L.S.W. 1974-78

Box 4, Folder 3

(Carpenters) Eighth District Organizing and Education Program. 1966-76

Box 4, Folder 4

U.B.of C.& J.of A. (Carpenters International Union)

Correspondence and Bulletins. 1964-70

Box 4, Folder 5

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Carpenters Local Unions and Councils Pension Plan. 1967-68, 1973

Box 4, Folder 6

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence and Bulletins. 1972-74

Box 4, Folder 7

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence and Bulletins. 1974-77

Box 4, Folder 8

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Withdrawal Card Request Correspondence. 1974-78

Box 4, Folder 9

California State Federation of Labor. 1952, 1956-57, 1959-60, 1964, 1967, 1971-72

Box 4, Folder 10

California State Federation of Labor. 1973-76

Box 4, Folder 11

Council on Political Education (C.O.P.E.) National, State and Local; Central Labor Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. 1966-72

Box 4, Folder 12

Abraham Virdeh- Attorney's Office Correspondence. 1977-78

 

IV: Negotiations and Contracts

Box 4, Folder 13

Contract Extensions, Opening of Contracts, Collective Bargaining to Northern California Lumber Operators Association. 1955-57

Box 4, Folder 14

Wage Scales- Various Companies. 1955-63

Box 4, Folder 15

Contract Openings. 1957-60

Contract. 1957

Box 4, Folder 16

Western Council- Wage Negotiations. 1958

Box 4, Folder 17

Negotiations, Memorandums of Agreement-Various Companies. 1958

Box 4, Folder 18

Wage Negotiations, Hourly Wage Rates for Plywood and Veneer Plants. 1958-60

Box 4, Folder 19

Negotiations, Memorandums of Agreement, Opening of Agreements- Various Companies. 1961

Box 4, Folder 20

Wage Negotiations, Memorandums of Agreement-Various Companies. 1962

Box 4, Folder 21

Negotiations, Various Companies. 1962

Box 4, Folder 22

Opening of Agreement Letters-Various Companies. 1963

Box 4, Folder 23

Wage Negotiations, Settlements. (1963-66)1963

Box 4, Folder 24

Western Council Negotiations. 1966

Box 4, Folder 25

Negotiations, Opening of Agreements. 1969

 

V: Organizing Files

Box 4, Folder 26

Bayside Plywood Co. 1973

Box 4, Folder 27

Bonnie Sales. 1969

Box 4, Folder 28

Brookings Plywood Corp. 1977

Box 4, Folder 29

Brookings Plywood Corp. (Negotiations, Union Meetings) 1977

Box 5, Folder 1

Cal-Pacific Mfg. Co. 1977

Box 5, Folder 2

Cheney Mill. 1956

Box 5, Folder 3

Fairhaven Forest Products. 1967

Box 5, Folder 4

Humboldt Flakeboard. 1964-66

Box 5, Folder 5

Humboldt Flakeboard (Contract, Negotiations) 1968

Box 5, Folder 6

Humboldt Flakeboard. 1968-71

Box 5, Folder 7

Humboldt Flakeboard NLRB (Includes Decertification Proceedings) 1969, 1971

Box 5, Folder 8

Olympia Wood Projects. 1963

Box 5, Folder 9

Pat Veneer. 1956

Box 5, Folder 10

Trans-Wood Co. 1960

Box 5, Folder 11

West Coast Orient Co. 1967-69

 

VI: Unemployment Insurance Cases

Box 5, Folder 12

Unemployment Insurance Claims Case Files. 1956-57

Box 5, Folder 13

Unemployment Insurance Case File: Tom Scribner. 1957

Box 5, Folder 14

Unemployment Insurance Case File: Miles S. Reynolds. 1960

 

VII: Business Files

Box 5, Folder 15

U.B.of C.& J.of A. Bond Reports, Funeral Donations Information, Military Servicw Information. 1953-77

Box 5, Folder 16

U.B.of C.& J.of A. "Certificate of Service Forms"

Box 5, Folder 17

Reports. November 1955, January 1957-December 1959

Box 5, Folder 18

Reports. January 1960-December 1966

Box 5, Folder 19

Reports. January 1967-September 1978

Box 5, Folder 20

Fiscal Year Financial Reports. July 1960-June 1962 & July 1963-June 1964

Box 5, Folder 21

Auditor's Quarterly Report. (March 31, 1948-December 31, 1948)

Box 5, Folder 22

Unemployment -- State and Federal Taxes. 1960-71

Box 5, Folder 23

Unemployment -- State and Federal Taxes. 1972-78

Box 5, Folder 24

State Compensation Insurance Fund. 1964-79

Box 5, Folder 25

State Board of Equalization -- State and Local Sales and Use Tax. 1963-75

Box 5, Folder 26

Taxes -- State of California. 1963-77

Box 5, Folder 27

Taxes and Financial Information -- Termination of Local 2808. 1978-79

Box 5, Folder 28

Taxes -- State and Federal Local 2678 and 2808. 1952-57

Box 5, Folder 29

Quarterly Federal Tax Return. 1963-71

Box 5, Folder 30

Quarterly Federal Tax Return. 1972-78

Box 5, Folder 31

Exempt Organization State and Federal Tax Materials -- Form 990 and 199. 1954-77

Box 5, Folder 32

Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act. 1959

Box 5, Folder 33

Non-Communist Affidavits (NLRB) 1957-59

Box 5, Folder 34

Federal Mediation Service -- Forms

Box 5, Folder 35

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Reports EEO-3. 1968-77

Box 5, Folder 36

Department of Labor -- LM-2. 1962-70

Box 5, Folder 37

Department of Labor -- LM-2. 1970-77

Box 5, Folder 38

Department of Labor -- LM-3. 1977-78

Box 6, Folder 1

Labor Questionnaire and Reports -- State. 1964-77

Box 6, Folder 2

Union Employee Payroll Records. 1965-73

Box 6, Folder 3

Union Employee Payroll Records. 1974-80

Box 6, Folder 4

Local Union Employee Pension File. 1971-75

Box 6, Folder 5

Title, Lease, Insurance on Property. 1947-72, 1976-78

Box 6, Folder 6

County Taxes -- Arcata Labor Temple. 1947-78

Box 6, Folder 7

Miscellaneous Property Statement Humboldt County. 1976-77

Box 6, Folder 8

Labor Temple Remodel Job Receipts. 1952

Box 6, Folder 9

Financial Report for Labor Temple. 7/63-6/64, 1965, 1969

Box 6, Folder 10

Insurance Policy for Labor Temple. 1965-75

Box 6, Folder 11

Petition against Log Exports

Box 6, Folder 12

Office and Professional Employees -- Local No. 3 Correspondence, Negotiations, Contracts, Pension Trust Fund. 1963-68

Box 6, Folder 13

Business Agent -- Personal. 1965-67, 1970

Box 6, Folder 14

Paper Subscriptions: "Redwood Empire Labor Journal" and "The Lumber Worker". 1951, 1955-56

Box 6, Folder 15

Paper Subscriptions: "The Union Register". 1957-66, 1977

Box 6, Folder 16

Ledger Systems. 1956

Box 6, Folder 17

Checkbook Stubs. 1978

Box 6, Folder 18

Business Files -- Receipts. 1971-72

Box 6, Folder 19

Business Files -- Receipts. 1973-74

Box 6, Folder 20

Business Files -- Receipts. 1975-76

Box 6, Folder 21

Business Files -- Receipts. 1975-76

Box 6, Folder 22

Business Files -- Receipts. 1977-78

Box 6, Folder 23

Telephone Directory c.Early. 1950s

 

VIII: Member Report (Changes) New Members, Withdrawal Cards, Clearances

Box 6, Folder 24

Member Report (Changes) 1939-47

Ledger Contributed by Patsy Givens

Box 6, Folder 25

Member Report (Changes) 1947-60

Box 6, Folder 26

Member Report (Changes) 1960-68

 

IX: Letters of Discharge

Box 7, Folder 1

Letters of Discharge -- Various Companies. 1956-64

Box 7, Folder 2

Letters of Discharge -- Various Companies. 1965-67

Box 7, Folder 3

Letters of Discharge -- Various Companies. 1967-73

 

X: Seniority Lists

Box 7, Folder 4

Seniority Lists. 1956-60

Box 7, Folder 5

Seniority Lists. 1956-61

Box 7, Folder 6

Seniority Lists. 1957-62

Box 7, Folder 7

Seniority Lists. 1958-61

Box 7, Folder 8

Seniority Lists. 1964-67

 

XI: 2808 Cal-Barrel Era (1938-56)

Box 7, Folder 9

*Cal-Barrel: Bylaws and Working Agreement ?- 3/1/39, ?/42-5/1/43, 3/47-?;Working Agreement. ?-5/1/46

Box 7, Folder 10

Cal-Barrel Correspondence/Plant Closure. 1955-56

Box 7, Folder 11

"Roddiscraft Plywood" (Re: Buyout and Closure of California Barrel) 1956

Box 7, Folder 12

Cal-Barrel Wage Scales (Includes Scales from other Companies and Wage Negotiations History 1940-55) 1952, 1955

Box 7, Folder 13

Cal-Barrel State Compensation Cases. 1950-51

Box 7, Folder 14

Arcata Labor Temple -- Bulletin Board Advertisement. 1951-61

Box 7, Folder 15

Hall Rent Ledger (Bound Volume) 1950-71

 

XII: Consolidations -- Union Mergers

Box 7, Folder 16

Consolidations -- Locals merged with 2808. 1955-56

(2579, 2666, 2678, 2799, 2917)

 

XIII: 2579 Administrative Series

Box 7, Folder 17

Bankbook and Monthly Financial Statements. 1953-55

Box 7, Folder 18

Merger with Local 2799 and 2808. 12/55

 

XIV: 2678 Administrative Series

Additional Note

* Local 2678 had a collective bargaining relationship with Durable Plywood and Arcata Plywood before merger with 2808 in December, 1955
Box 7, Folder 19

Local 2678 Administrative: Charter, Merger with 2808, U.B.of C.& J.of A. Correspondence, Bonding and NLRB Compliance, etc. 1952-55

Box 7, Folder 20

Local 2678 Financial/Membership. 1953-55

Box 7, Folder 21

Local 2678 Audit by Brotherhood Representative. April, 1954

Box 7, Folder 22

Local 2678 Membership Changes: Initiations, Clearances, Arrears. 1955

Box 7, Folder 23

Locals 2678 & 2808 Merger Era -- Membership Information, etc. (Found in Last Membership Ledger for 2678) 1955-56

 

XV: 2799 Administrative Series

Box 7, Folder 24

Local Union 2799 Membership Correspondence. 1954

Box 7, Folder 25

Local Union 2799 International Auditor's Report on Finances. 1955

Box 7, Folder 26

Local Union 2799 and 2808 Correspondence Re: Merger of 2799 into 2808. 12/5/55

 

XVI: 2917 Administrative Series

Box 7, Folder 27

Local 2917 Final Membership Records: Ledger Cards & U.B.of C.& J.of A.

Membership List, Dues Books. 1956

 

XVII: Durable Plywood

Box 7, Folder 28

Local 2678 Durable Contracts. 1952, 1955

Box 7, Folder 29

Elections, Special Meetings -- Includes NLRB Election 1962: Durable Plywood Employee's Organization Vs. Local 2808. 1959-64

Box 8, Folder 1

Durable Plywood -- General. 1956-64

Box 8, Folder 2

Grievances. 1956-65

Box 8, Folder 3

Plant Committee Meeting Notes. 1957-62

Box 8, Folder 4

Plant Committee Meeting Notes. 1957-64

Box 8, Folder 5

Company Notices. 1957-64

Box 8, Folder 6

Bids, Posts. 1958-64

Box 8, Folder 7

Health and Welfare. 1957-64

Box 8, Folder 8

U.C.D. Disability Insurance. 1959

Box 8, Folder 9

Unemployment Insurance Appeals. 1960

 

XVIII: The Rochlin Corporate Group

Box 8, Folder 10

Locals 2678 & 2808 Arcata Plywood Corp. Negotiations, Contracts. 1952-58

Box 8, Folder 11

Local 2678 Arcata Plywood Strike -- General. 1953-54

Box 8, Folder 12

Local 2678 Arcata Plywood Strike Settlement. 1953-54

Box 8, Folder 13

Local 2678 Arcata Plywood Strike Fund. 1953-54

Box 8, Folder 14

Local 2678 Arcata Plywood Corp. -- General. 1954-55

Box 8, Folder 15

Arcata Plywood Corp. Unit -- Union Meetings. 1961-66, 1969

Box 8, Folder 16

Arcata Plywood: Otha Ray Shop Steward Notes Re: Attempt to intimidate or fire him, etc. 1962-63

Box 8, Folder 17

Arcata Plywood Corp. Negotiations, Contracts and Wage Scales. 1958-69

Contracts. 4/58-4/61, 6/69-6/72

Box 8, Folder 18

Arcata Plywood Corp., General: Includes Grievances, Health and Welfare, Wage Scales, Job Bids, et c. 1965-74

Box 8, Folder 19

Arcata Plywood Corp. Warning Notices. 1956-61

Box 8, Folder 20

Arcata Plywood Corp. Warning Notices. 1962-65

Box 8, Folder 21

Arcata Plywood Corp. Grievance File: Includes Grievance Forms, Notes and Correspondence, State Labor Commissioner Cases and Safety Committee Minutes. 1956-64

Box 8, Folder 22

Arcata Plywood Corp. Arbitrations. 1959-61

Box 8, Folder 23

Arcata Plywood Corp. Arbitrations. 1962

Box 8, Folder 24

Arcata Plywood Corp. Arbitrations. 1963-65

Box 8, Folder 25

Arcata Plywood Corp. Arbitrations. 1966-67

Box 8, Folder 26

Arcata Plywood Corp. Arbitrations. 1968-71

Box 8, Folder 27

Arcata Plywood Corp. John Pugh -- National Labor Relations Board -- Unfair Labor Practice Case File. 1958

Box 8, Folder 28

Arcata Plywood Corp. -- National Labor Relations Board -- Unfair Labor Practices Cases. 1960-61

Box 8, Folder 29

Arcata Plywood Corp. Insurance. 1958-69

Box 8, Folder 30

Arcata Plywood Corp. Bids. 1962-63

Box 9, Folder 1

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Contracts & Negotiations (Includes 2917 Contract) 1956-69

Box 9, Folder 2

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Union Meeting Notes. 1961-66, 1969

Box 9, Folder 3

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Union Meeting Notes. 1/24/63 & 11/19/64

Box 9, Folder 4

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Settlement Agreement. 6/72-5/75

Box 9, Folder 5

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Correspondence Primarily Shop Stewards) 1956-57

Box 9, Folder 6

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Correspondence (Shop Stewards: Martha Strong, Annabell Blanchard, Via Throop, Irene Bailey) 1958-66

Box 9, Folder 7

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) "Clancy" Mills (Shop Steward)

Correspondence. 1959-64

Box 9, Folder 8

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Grievances. 1964-74

Box 9, Folder 9

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Workman's Comp. Case File -- Annabel Blanchard. 1958

Box 9, Folder 10

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) -- Unemployment Insurance Case File -- George W. Jones. 1959-60

Box 9, Folder 11

Orleans Veneer (Mill A) Monthly Fees & Dues Collected, c. mid. 1950s

Box 9, Folder 12

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Unit- Union Meetings. 1965-66, 1971

Box 9, Folder 13

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) General. 1965-74

Box 9, Folder 14

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Warning Notices. 1968-74

Box 9, Folder 15

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Grievances. 1965-72

Box 9, Folder 16

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Negotiations, Contracts and Wage Scales. 1965-66

Box 9, Folder 17

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Negotiations, Contracts Contract: (6/69-6/72) 1969

Box 9, Folder 18

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Negotiations, Contracts & Wage Scales. 1971-75

Box 9, Folder 19

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Safety. 1974

Box 9, Folder 20

Orleans Veneer (Mill B) Bids. 1968-74

Box 9, Folder 21

Orleans Veneer (Mills B & C) Negotiations, Contracts and Proposed Contracts. 1972-1974

Box 9, Folder 22

Orleans Veneer (Mill C- Fortuna) 1966-67

Opening of Mill C -- 1967

Box 9, Folder 23

Orleans Veneer (Mill C- Fortuna)

General. 1970, 1974

Box 9, Folder 24

Arcata Plywood Corp. (Includes Orleans Veneer -- Mill A & Fortuna Veneer)

Unemployment Insurance Case Files. 1967-76

Box 9, Folder 25

Arcata Plywood Corp. (Orleans Veneer Mills A & B) Health & Welfare. 1969-70

Box 9, Folder 26

Arcata Plywood Corp. (Orleans Veneer Mills A & B) Pension Lists. 1969-71

Box 9, Folder 27

Arcata Plywood Corp. (Orleans Veneer Mill A & B Pension Lists. 1972-73

Box 9, Folder 28

Arcata Plywood Corp. (Orleans Veneer Mills A, B & C) Pension Lists. 1974-75

Box 9, Folder 29

Arcata Plywood, Orleans Veneer -- Seniority Lists. 1957-60

Box 9, Folder 30

Arcata Plywood, Orleans Veneer -- Seniority Lists. 1961-65

Box 9, Folder 31

Orleans Veneer (Mills A, B & C) -- Seniority Lists. 1968, 1973-74

Box 9, Folder 32

Arcata Plywood/Rochlin Veneer and Plywood Corp. Re: Unfair Labor Practice Charges on Closure of Mills A, B & C. 1975

Box 9, Folder 33

Arcata Plywood/Rochlin Veneer and Plywood Corp. (Mills A, B & C) Transcript of Negotiations re: Plant Closure. 1974-75

Box 9, Folder 34

Arcata Plywood/Rochlin Veneer and Plywood Corp. Includes Mills A, B & C, Willow Creek & Other Holdings) Financial Review and Analysis of Rochlin Holdings. 3/6/75

Box 9, Folder 35

Arcata Plywood/Rochlin Veneer and Plywood Corp. Negotiations and Agreement Re: Closure of Orleans Veneer Plants A, B &. C 1975

Box 9, Folder 36

Rochlin Veneer and Plywood Corp. Willow Creek -- Organizing File. 1975

Box 9, Folder 37

Fortuna Stud Mill. 1964-66

Box 9, Folder 38

Fali Corporation (Rochlin Group) 1967

 

XIX: Northern California Lumber Operator's Association

Box 10, Folder 1

Local Union 2799 Agreement Booklets (Includes Durable Fir, G.L. Spiers, Precision, Brightwood, Sound, Dolly Varden, Humboldt Lumber Handlers) 1952

Box 10, Folder 2

Wage Negotiations -- Companies Formerly of Local Union 2799. 1955

Box 10, Folder 3

Local Union 2799 All-Brite Lumber Company Inc. '54 Strike and Agreement. 1954-55

Box 10, Folder 4

Local Union 2799 Brightwood Lumber Company Negotiations, Contract and Decertification Petition. 1952-55

Box 10, Folder 5

Brightwood Lumber Company -- Negotiations, Contracts and Wage Rates. 1955-70

Box 10, Folder 6

Brightwood Lumber Company -- General. 1960-65, 1970-71

Box 10, Folder 7

Local Union 2799 Dolly Varden Lumber Co.Workmen's Compensation Case File: John Groggins

Box 10, Folder 8

Local Union 2799 "Jolly Giant Contract and "Withdrawal"

Scope and Content Note

Includes Correspondence Re: Takeover of Dolly Varden Lumber Co. by Jolly Giant. 1955

Contract and N.L.R.B. Election Material Re: Loss of Bargaining Rights to I.W.A. --C.I.O. 1955
Box 10, Folder 9

Local 2799 and 2808 El Dorado Lumber Company (Formerly North Coast Lumber Co.) 1954

Settlement Agreement, 1955

Contract, Wage Scales, Dues Checkoff, Correspondence. 1954-56

Box 10, Folder 10

Glendale Lumber Company -- Contract, Wage Rates, Dues. 1955

Box 10, Folder 11

Local Union 2799 Humboldt Lumber Handlers Negotiations and Contract. 1952

Box 10, Folder 12

Local Union 2799 and 2808 Precision Lumber Co. Negotiations, Contracts. 1955 Contract. 1966-69Extension, 1969-71 Settlement Agreement 1955-69

Box 10, Folder 13

Local Union 2799 and 2808 Precision Lumber Co. Dept. of Industrial Relations Case File Re: Violation of Section 222. 1955-56

Box 10, Folder 14

Precision Lumber Co. General. 1957-71

Box 10, Folder 15

Local Union 2799 Sound Lumber Co. Negotiations, Contracts. 1952-55

Box 10, Folder 16

Local Union 2799 Sound Lumber Co. Safety. 1953

Box 10, Folder 17

Local Union 2799 and 2808 Sound Lumber Co. 1953-60

Box 10, Folder 18

Sound Lumber Co. Grievance -- Labor Commissioner Two cases Re: Section 222. 1957-59

Box 10, Folder 19

Sound Lumber Co. Negotiations, Contract. 1958-60

Box 10, Folder 20

Sound Lumber Co. Labor Commissioner Re: Section 222. 1957-61

Box 10, Folder 21

Davis Fir (1961-64) and Sound Lumber (1965)

Payroll Deductions. 1961-65

Box 10, Folder 22

Davis Fir Mills Election Vote (N.L.R.B.) 1961

Box 10, Folder 23

Davis Fir Mills Health and Welfare/Insurance. 1961-63

Box 10, Folder 24

Davis Fir Mills Negotiations, Contract. 7/61-6/63

Box 10, Folder 25

Davis Fir Mills Robert Foster Decert Attempt. 1962-63

Box 10, Folder 26

Davis Fir Mills General (Includes Plant Committee Notes -- 1963) 1962-64

Box 10, Folder 27

Davis Fir Mills Douglas MacCoach Arbitration Case. 1963

Box 10, Folder 28

Sound Lumber Co. Takes Over Davis Fir Mills Memorandum of Understanding 11/64-5/66; Grievances -- 1965. 1964-65

Box 10, Folder 29

Local Union 2579, 2799 and 2808 Van De Nor Lumber Co. Re: Decertification Election (Also includes 1953 Wage Scale. 1953-56)