The collection comprises the California records of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU), later known
as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and contains the predecessor records for Local 24/7 and Local 44. The
records document the union's involvement in many local and state-wide political campaigns, elections, and BSEIU conventions.
Also included are membership materials, contracts and logbooks for the Window Cleaners Union Local 44, various union and non-union
publications, and grievance arbitration materials.
The Building Service International Employees Union (BSEIU) was founded in 1921 primarily to organize window washers and janitors.
In 1968 it renamed itself Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United
Service Workers West represents a range of service workers across California, including janitorial workers, security officers,
airport service workers, stadium and arena workers, and other property service workers.
9.5 cubic feet
(6 cartons and 2 oversize boxes)
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