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Inventory of the Automotive Machinist Union, Lodge No. 1305 Records, 1919-1970 (predominantly 1940s)
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Series I:  Minutes 1931-1943

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes attendance records of officers 1938-1943 and minutes of the executive board meeting 1931-1932 and 1936-1938. Executive board meetings for 1932-1936 are missing.
Box-folder 1/01

Meeting of the Executive Board, Minutes 1931-1932

Box-folder 1/02

Meeting of the Executive Board, Minutes 1936-1938

Box-folder 1/03

Records of Officers Attendance 1938-1943


Series II:  Membership 1919-1961

Physical Description: 35 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains a number of materials relating to membership including: 1919-1920 membership application forms, a 1925 membership application belonging to F. L. Martin (a key figure who during his working life held every executive office at Lodge No. 1305), World War II clearance cards 1942-1943, (over half belong to women unionists), eight bound volumes of membership clearances 1942-1961, a dues ledger kept by the financial secretary 1919-1930, roll book 1943- 1961, (the inner leaf lists the 14 point agenda of meetings and the names of officers assigned as delegates to the San Francisco Labor Council etc.), thirty pages of a 1919-1926 ledger detailing members who had retired, transferred out, died or become reinstated, one honory retirement card issued in 1945 along with correspondence detailing why it was withdrawn in 1949, dues books and withdrawal cards 1934-1943, (belonging to the IBT local No. 665, Garage and Service Station employees).
Material in this series includes interesting demographic information concerning place of birth, previous and current employment, gender, age, and previous union membership.
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Dues Ledger, Financial Secretary 1919-1930

Box-folder 1/05

Retired/died/transferred out & Reinstatements 1919-1926

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Dues Books & Withdrawal Cards (IBT No. 665) 1934-1943

Box-folder 1/07

Clearance Cards 1942-1943

Box-folder 1/08

Membership Clearances 1942-1943

Box-folder 1/09

Membership Clearances 1945-1946

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Membership Clearances 1952-1954

Box-folder 1/11

Membership Clearances 1954

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Membership Clearances 1955

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Membership Clearances 1956

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Membership Clearances 1957

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Membership Clearances 1961

Box-folder 2/02

Roll Book 1943-1961

Box-folder 2/03

Honory Service Retirement Card 1945-1949

Box-folder 3/01

Application for Membership, 'A' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'B' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'C' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'D' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'E' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'F' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'G' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'H' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'J' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'K' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'L' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'M' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'N' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'O' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'P' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'R' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'S' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'U-V' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'W' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, 'X-Z' 1919-1920

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Application for Membership, F L Martin 1925


Series III:  Correspondence 1924-1948

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes general correspondence, both incoming and outgoing, between AMU Lodge No. 1305 and the IAM Grand Lodge, as well as material from the National War Labor Board, miscellaneous World War II era literature, IAM organizing leaflets and strike sanctions 1924-1937. One letter written in 1936 requests skilled auto mechanics. The most interesting material in this series are telegrams which concern the 1934 San Francisco and General Waterfront Strike.
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Strike Sanctions 1924-1937

Box-folder 4/02

Communications Lodge No. 1305 1925-1930

Box-folder 4/03

Communications Lodge No. 1305 1931-1947

Box-folder 4/04

Telegrams Re: 1934 San Francisco & General Waterfront Strike 1934

Box-folder 4/05

Correspondence Re: Employment Opportunities for Mechanics 1936

Box-folder 4/06

IAM Organizing Leaflets 1947-1948

Box-folder 4/07

NWLB & Misc. World War II Era Material 1941-1944


Series IV:  Agreements 1930-1951

Physical Description: 51 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains agreements and related correspondence, between Lodge No. 1305 and Bay Area employers and trade associations. Seven files from the 1940s are arranged alphabetically by independent shop or employer association. Twelve files of 1940s independent shop agreements are also arranged alphabetically by shop name. The remaining 31 agreements from the 1930s-1940s are arranged alphabetically by employer association. The majority of agreements date from the war years and also include correspondence with the National War Labor Board, (NWLB). Much of the correspondence between San Francisco employers, Lodge No. 1305 and the NWLB concerns requests to raise the prevailing wage rates to combat the shortage of skilled machinists. The agreement and related correspondence between the automobile dealers of San Mateo and Lodge No. 1414, also describe the extent of union organization on the peninsula in 1939. Seven large files, 1935-1947, contain agreements and negotiations with the motor car dealers, which indicates the large number of auto mechanics who were members of Lodge No. 1305.
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List of Agreements 1945-1946

Box-folder 4/09

Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'A' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'B-C' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'D-H' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'I-M' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'N-R' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'S' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops/ Trade Associations, 'T-Z' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'A' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'B' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'C' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'D-E' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'F-G' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'H-K' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'L-N' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'O-Q' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'R' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'S' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'T-U' 1945-1947

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Independent Shops, 'V-Z' 1945-1947

Box-folder 5/15

Automotive Council Inc. 1937-1949

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Automobile Dealers, San Mateo, Lodge No. 1414 1939

Box-folder 5/17

Bakery Employers 1930-1949

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Body Builders, CA Metal Trade Association 1937-1943

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Body Builders, CA Metal Trade Association 1944-1947

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Breweries, CA State Brewers Institute 1941-1947

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Building Material Dealers Association 1937-1947

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California Bakers Association 1932

Box-folder 6/04

Challenge Cream & Butter Association 1940-1947

Box-folder 6/05

Draymens Association 1936-1947

Box-folder 6/06

San Francisco Employers Council 1942-1945

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San Francisco Employers Council, before the 10 th Regional War Labor Board 1944

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San Francisco Employers Council 1946-1947

Box-folder 6/09

Milk Dealers Association 1940-1942

Box-folder 6/10

Motor Car Dealers 1935-1942

Box-folder 6/11

Motor Car Dealers 1941-1944

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Motor Car Dealers 1941-1947

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Motor Car Dealers includes, Presidents Report of the Motor Car Dealers Association 1941-1947

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Motor Car Dealers 1941-1947

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Motor Car Dealers 1941-1947

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Motor Car Dealers 1948-1950

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Motorcycle Dealers 1938-1947

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Out of Town Contracts 1940-1951

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Rubber Institute 1939-1947

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Truck Owners Association 1938-1947

Box-folder 6/21

United Parcel Service 1949

Box-folder 6/22

Waterfront Employers Association 1937-1942

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Waterfront Employers Association 1943-1947

Box-folder 6/24

Wreckers 1941-1946


Series V:  City Shop Cases 1946-1956

Physical Description: 8 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains the legal transcripts and correspondence with the union lawyer, Milton Marks, on five cases involving the union suing the City of San Francisco over pay and working conditions for its members. Newspapers clippings follow the court battles, all of which had a successful out come.
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Case No. 359,886, Legal Documents, Part I 1946-1947

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Case No. 259,886, Legal Documents, Part II 1947

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Case No. 362,422 & No.13,556, Legal Documents 1946-1948

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Case No. 13,556 Legal Transcripts 1947-1948

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Case No. 381,550, Adams V City of San Francisco 1948

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Case No 17,925, Martin V City of San Francisco 1956

Box-folder 7/07

City Shop Case Correspondence 1946-1948

Box-folder 7/08

City Shop Cases, Newspaper Clippings 1946-1947


Series VI:  Health and Welfare 1924-1949

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes a 1924 IAM circular on safety in garage and automobile shops, a 1949 life insurance plan for members employed by Four Brake Services, and 5 booklets on "group insurance programs", which describe health and insurance plans offered by East Bay and San Francisco employers of car mechanics. See also material under series VIII, law and legislative committee, 1939.
Box-folder 7/09

IAM Circular : Recommendations for Controlling Health & Hazards in Garage and Automobile Shops 1924

Box-folder 7/10

Proposed Health and Life Insurance Plans

(Employer Scheme, Four Brake Service)

Box-folder 7/11

Group Insurance Programs, Car Mechanics

(Various Employer Schemes)


Series VII:  Elections 1925-1970

Physical Description: 3 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains a number of ballots for local executive elections, many of which are annotated with the numbers of vote cast for each candidate, 1925-1970. Also includes the official ballot for amendments at the 24th IAM Convention which was held in San Francisco in 1956. The series includes more general political material relating to union sponsored politicians.
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Ballots, Annual Election of No. 1305 Executive Officers 1925-1970

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Election Material, Poll Guides, 'How Your Representative Voted' Etc. 1956-1957

Box-folder 7/14

Official Ballot on Amendments to the Constitution, 24th IAM Convention, SF 4-13 Sept 1956.


Series VIII:  Law & Legislative Committee 1926-1960

Physical Description: 23 folders

Scope and Content Note

Primarily concerns the annual update of bylaws and includes detailed correspondence between Lodge No. 1305 and the Grand Lodge. However, the scope of the Law and Legislative Committee was broad. The series includes interesting material on salaries, health insurance, sick benefits, holiday pay, and vacations alongside inventive measures to boost attendance at meetings. For instance the folder "Law and Legislative 1939", includes correspondence to and from the Grand Lodge concerning the wisdom of conducting raffles with cash prizes of $5.00, $10.00 and $15.00 at every Lodge meeting. Many files in this series contain correspondence from the Ladies Auxiliary, Golden West Lodge No. 125. Other significant files include Bylaws Master copy 1926- 1938 and the 1939 Sick Benefit Bylaws. The series also includes a number of bound membership copies of the local bylaws.
Box-folder 7/15

Auto Mechanics Union Lodge No. 1414, Bylaws 1937

Box-folder 7/16

Automotive Trade Union Council District No. 1 1937-1938

Box-folder 7/17

Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws, Master Copy 1926-1938

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1928-1938

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1927-1939

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1939

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Law & Legislative Committee, Sick Benefits 1939

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1940

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1941

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1944-1945

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1946

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1947

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1948

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1950

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1951

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1952

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1953

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1954

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1955

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1956

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1957

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1958

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Law & Legislative Committee Bylaws 1960