The Sacramento Mailers Union No. 31 records consists of 7 linear feet of documents, the bulk of the material document the
union's labor strike with the Sacramento Bee newspaper in the 1970s. The Sacramento Mailers Union is organized into eight
series: Series 1. Administrative records, Series 2. Contracts and negotiations, Series 3. Arbitration and Grievances, Series
4. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Series 5. Labor strike , Series 6. Financial Materials, Series 7. Other Organizations,
and Series 8. Publications.
The Sacramento Mailers Guild was established to represent certain employees at The Sacramento Bee newspaper, including those
working on the production line. The Sacramento Mailers Chapel affiliated with the International Typographical Union in 1971,
becoming Sacramento Mailers Union No. 31. Members voted to merge the International Typographical Union with the International
Mailers Union in 1978. Contract and labor disputes became severe in the early 1970s, and the membership voted to strike in
April 1978. The strike lasted over two years, with union members experiencing financial distress, break-ins at their headquarters,
and picket-line violence.
7 linear feet
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