Collection contains documents related to the organizing of bike messengers employed by Dispatch Management Services Corporation
(DMS), Flash Messenger Service, and Ultra Ex by the San Francisco Bike Messenger Association (SFBMA) and the International
Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
San Francisco Bike Messenger Association was established in 1991 with the purpose of increasing incomes, securing employer
paid health insurance, implementing work safety programs, establishing a pension for retired workers, and promoting the status
of the messenger profession. SFBMA eventually sought union organization and formed an alliance with the Iternational Longshoremen
and Warehouse Union, Local 6 (2000-2001), enabling employees to fight for benefits due by employers and address wage and overtime
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