Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

Alex Guilbert
Center for Sacramento History
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Sacramento, California 95811-0229
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Guide to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records

Collection number: MS0040

Center for Sacramento History

Sacramento, CA
Processed by:
Alex Guilbert
Date Completed:
2012
Encoded by:
Sean Heyliger
© 2013 Center for Sacramento History. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records
Dates: 1907-2011
Bulk Dates: 1941-1971
Collection number: MS0040
Creator: International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.)
Collection Size: 9.5 linear feet (7 boxes + oversized map drawer)
Repository: Center for Sacramento History
Sacramento, California 95811-0229
Abstract: The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records covers a time period from 1907 to 2011 with the bulk of the collection covering the years 1941 through 1971. The collection contains ledger books from 1907 through 1942, and meeting minute books from 1941 through 1971. The collection also contains agreement books, newsletters, a blood donation ledger, and an election ledger covering the years 1959 through 1961.
Physical location: 2:K:04, MC 15:04
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection is open for research use.

Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item and/or item number], [box and folder number], International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.) records, MS0040, Center for Sacramento History.

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 150 to the Center for Sacramento History on June 15, 2012 (accession #2012/027).

Processing Information

International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 150 processed by Alex Guilbert, 2012. Finding Aid prepared by Alex Guilbert.

Biography / Administrative History

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was formed in 1903 by the merger of the Team Drivers International Union and The Teamsters National Union. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters' purpose is to organize and educate workers so that they will attain a higher standard of living.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 150 serves the Sacramento region, and was originally charted in 1931 with the merger of other Locals. Local Union Number 557 was chartered in 1903. Local Union Number 557 merged with Local Union Number 573 on February 1, 1926. Local Union Number 573 merged with Local Union Number 585 on February 1, 1926. Local Union Numbers 230 and 585 merged to become Local Union Number 150 on August 28, 1931.
Local Union Number 150 continued to grow as it continued to merge with other locals. Local Union Number 885 merged with Local Union Number 150 on January 9, 1939 and Local Union Number 947 merged with Local Union Number 150 on January 16, 1939. Local Union Number 150 was granted special charter on December 1, 1940, replacing their original charter from 1931. Local Union Number 150 continues to provide representation for public and private sector workers in the Sacramento region.

Scope and Content of Collection

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 150 is arranged into ten series: 1. Ledgers, 2. Meeting minute ledgers, 3. Agreements, 4. Blood donation ledger, 5. Call list and A-List book, 6. Construction dispatch ledger, 7. Election ledger, 8. Local 150 newsletters, 9. Ephemera, and 10. Artifacts. Items span the years 1907 to 1991. The first series, Ledgers is divided into six subseries: Local 150, Local 557, Local 583, Local 803, Local 885, and Local 947. The items in this series range from 1907 through 1942, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1930s.
The second series consists of the Local 150’s Meeting minute ledgers dating from 1941 through 1971. The specific contents of each ledger varies but topics include: Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck, Produce and Transit Mix; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tanks, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers; Financial Statements; Report of Audit; Membership Reports; Donations; Letters of Appreciation; Suspended Members; and Ephemera. The third series consists of two Agreement ledgers. The first books covers the years 1949 through 1959 belonged to Felix Elorduy, and the second covered the years 1950 through 1959 belonged to Albert A. Marty.The fourth series consists of a Blood Donation Ledger covering the years 1957 through 1985.
The fifth series is comprised of the Call List and A-List Book encompassing the years 1979 through 1991. The A-List Book is divided by month and year followed by a roster of members with notations. The Call List contains a list of business names, dates and the names of the members contacted for work. The Call List used the A-List book for the order of members contacted for each assignment. The sixth series is a Construction Dispatch Book covering the years 1970 through 1990. The seventh series is an Election Ledger, including absentee ballots, for the years 1959 through 1961. The eighth series consists of the Local 150 Newsletters, 1964 through 1967. The ninth series includes ephemera and is divided into two sub-series: local information; national information. The tenth series includes artifacts and includes a King James Version Bible; two Local 150 plastic coffee mugs; five election buttons; and one picket sign.

Arrangement

Series 1. Ledgers Series 2. Meeting minute ledgers Series 3. Agreements Series 4. Blood donation ledger Series 5. Call list and A-list ledger Series 6. Construction dispatch ledger Series 7. Election ledger Series 8. Local 150 newsletters Series 9. Ephemera Series 10. Artifacts

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Local 150 (Sacramento, Calif.)
Labor unions--California--Sacramento
Labor movement--California--Sacramento


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Monthly dues ledgers

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The monthly dues ledgers series is divided into six subseries: Local 150, Local 557, Local 583, Local 803, Local 885, and Local 947. The items in this series range from 1907 through 1942, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1930s.

Arrangement

Arranged by Local
 

Subseries 1.1 Local 150

Box 1:1

Monthly dues ledger 1927-1928

Box 1:2

Monthly dues ledger 1929-1930

Box 1:3

Monthly dues ledger 1931

Box 1:4

Monthly dues ledger 1932

Box 1:5

Monthly dues ledger 1933

Box 1:6

Monthly dues ledger 1934-1935

Box 2:1

Monthly dues ledger vol. 1 1935

Box 2:2

Monthly dues ledger vol. 2 1935

Box 2:3

Monthly dues ledger 1937

Box 2:4

Monthly dues ledger 1939

Box 2:5

Monthly dues ledger 1942

 

Subseries 1.2 Local 557

Box 2:6

Monthly dues ledger 1907

Box 2:7

Monthly dues ledger 1908-1909

Box 2:8

Monthly dues ledger 1909-1910

Box 2:9

Monthly dues ledger 1911-1912

Box 2:10

Monthly dues ledger 1912-1913

 

Subseries 1.3 Local 583

Box 2:11

Monthly dues ledger Cab Companies 1934-1937

Box 2:12

Monthly dues ledger Taxi Drivers 1934

 

Subseries 1.4 Local 803

Box 2:13

Monthly dues ledger 1933

Box 2:14

Monthly dues ledger 1935-1936

 

Subseries 1.4 Local 885

Box 2:15

Monthly dues ledger 1937-1938

 

Subseries 1.4 Local 947

Box 2:16

Monthly dues ledger 1938

 

Series 2. Meeting minute ledgers

Physical Description: 4 boxes

Series Scope and Content Summary

The second series consists of the Local 150’s minute books dating from 1941 through 1971. The specific contents of each book varies but topics include: Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck, Produce and Transit Mix; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tanks, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers; Financial Statements; Report of Audit; Membership Reports; Donations; Letters of Appreciation; Suspended Members; and Ephemera.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 3

Emergency Red Cross War Relief Drive Special Meeting; Executive Board; Produce Employees; Bakery Truck Drivers;, Material Teamsters & Lumber Handlers; Garage and Service Station Employees; Ice, Dairy, & Meat & Service Drivers; Dump and Transit Mix Drivers; Sego Milk Plant (Galt) Employees 1941

Box 3

Liquor, Tobacco, Wholesale Drug, City and County Employees and Taxi Drivers; Heavy Truck Drivers; General Meetings; Business Agents; Financial Statements; Membership Reports; Building Committee; Suspensions and forfeitures 1941

Box 3

Executive Board; Produce Employees; Bakery Wagon Drivers; Material Teamsters and Lumber Handlers; Garage and Service Station Employees; Dairy, Ice, Meat and Beverage Drivers; Dump and Transit Mix Drivers; Sego Milk Plant (Galt) Employees; Liquor, Tobacco, Wholesale Drug Employees, City and County Drivers, and Taxi Drivers; Heavy Truck Drivers; General meeting 1942

Box 3

Membership reports; business agents; financial statements 1942

Box 3

Executive Board; Bakery, Meat, Dairy, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck and Transit Mix Drivers; Garage, Service Station, Produce, Liquor, Wholesale Drug and Taxi Drivers; Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers 1943-1944

Box 3

Ephemera; Galt Employees; Financial Statements; Membership Reports; Roll Call of Officers 1943-1944

Box 3

Ephemera; List of Suspended Drivers; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Dairy, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck, Produce, Transit Mix, Garage and Service Station, Drug and Taxi Drivers; Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers; Galt Employees 1945-1946

Box 3

Membership Reports 1945-1946

Box 3

Financial Statements; Report of Audit 1945-1946

Box 3

Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck and Transit Mix Drivers; Garage and Service Station, Produce, Liquor, Wholesale Drug and Taxi Drivers; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers 1947

Box 3

Financial Statements; Membership Reports; Roll Call of Officers; Suspended Members; and Executive Board Ephemera 1947

Box 3

Ephemera; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck, Produce and Transit Mix; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tanks, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers 1948

Box 3

Financial Statements; Membership Reports; Suspended Members; and Ephemera 1948

Box 3

Ephemera; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump Truck, Produce and Transit Mix; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank, Furniture and Oil Truck Drivers 1949

Box 3

Financial Statements; Membership Reports; and Suspended Members 1949

Box 4

Ephemera; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters; Dump Truck and Transit Mix; and Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tanks and Furniture 1950

Box 4

Financial Statements; Membership Reports; Suspended Members; and Building Committee 1950

Box 4

Ephemera; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump and Transit Mix; Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank and Furniture; and Financial Statements 1951

Box 3:4

Building Committee; Suspended Members; and Membership Reports 1951

Box 4

Ephemera; Executive Board; General Meetings; Business Agents; Bakery, Meat, Ice and Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump and Transit Mix; Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank and Furniture; and Financial Statements 1952

Box 4

Suspended Members; and Membership Reports 1952

Box 4

Ephemera; Donations; Executive Board; General Meetings; Bakery, Meat, Ice & Beverage Drivers; Material Teamsters, Dump & Transit Mix; Heavy Truck Drivers, City and County Employees, Tank and Furniture; and Financial Statement 1953

Box 4

Suspended Drivers; Membership Reports; and Election Board 1953

Box 4

Ephemera; Donations; Executive Board; General Meetings; Letters of Appreciation; and Suspended Members 1954

Box 4

Membership Report; and Financial Statement 1954

Box 4

Ephemera; Donations; Executive Board; General Meeting; and Suspended Members 1955

Box 4

Membership Report; Letters of Appreciation; Financial Report; and Report of Audit 1955

Box 4

Donations; General Meeting; Membership Report; Suspended Members; Financial Report; Report of Audit; and Ephemera 1956

Box 4

Donations; Executive Board; General Meeting; Membership Report; Financial Report; and Report of Audit 1957

Box 5

Financial Report; Labor Management (Lincoln Industrial Council 1958-1961) 1958

Box 5

Membership Report 1958

Box 5

Executive Board; General Meeting; Special Meeting (December 30, 1958); Reports of Audit; Donations; Ephemera 1959

Box 5

Reports of Audit; Donations; Ephemera; General Membership; Executive Board; and Financial Report 1959

Box 5

Membership Report 1959

Box 5

Donations; Executive Board; Special Meeting; and General Membership 1960

Box 5

Financial Reports; and Membership Report 1960

Box 5

Secretary-Treasurer Report; Ephemera; Donations; Special Meetings; General Meeting; Executive Board; and Financial Reports 1961

Box 5

Membership Reports; Reports of Audit; and Ephemera 1961

Box 5

Finance Committee; Donations; Special Meetings; General Meeting; Executive Board; and Financial Reports 1962

Box 5

Membership Reports; Reports of Audit; and Ephemera 1962

Box 5

Donations; General Meeting; Executive Board; and Special Meetings 1963

Box 5

Financial Reports; Membership Reports; and Ephemera 1963

Box 5

Election Protest Material; and Union Election Materials 1963

Box 6

Special Meeting; Financial Reports; Donations; and General Meeting 1964

Box 6

Executive Board 1964

Box 6

Membership Reports 1964

Box 6

Donations; General Meeting; Executive Board; and Trial Board Hearings 1965

Box 6

Financial Records; and Membership Reports 1965

Box 6

Donations; General Meeting; and Executive Board 1966

Box 6

Trial Board Hearings; and Special Meetings 1966

Box 6

Financial Records; and Membership Report 1966

Box 6

Donations (1964-1967); General Meeting; Craft Meeting; Executive Board; Trial Board Hearings; and Special Meeting 1967

Box 6

Financial Records; and Membership Report 1967

Box 6

General Meeting; Craft Meetings; Executive Board; Trial Board Hearings; Financial Records; Special Meeting; Membership Report; and Donations 1968

Box 6

General Meeting; Nominations Meetings; Craft Meetings; Executive Board; Trial Board Hearings; Financial Records; Special Meeting; and Membership Report 1969

Box 6

Donations (1969); General Meeting; Craft Meeting; Executive Board; Trial Board Hearing; Financial Record; Membership Report; and Special Meeting 1969-1970

Box 6

General Meeting; Craft Meetings; Executive Board; Trial Board Hearings; Financial Record; Membership Report; and Special Meetings 1971

 

Series 3. Agreements

Physical Description: 2 items

Series Scope and Content Summary

The third series consists of two Agreement Books. The first book covers the years 1949 through 1959 belonged to Felix Elorduy, and the second covered the years 1950 through 1959 belonged to Albert A. Marty.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 7

Agreements 1949-1959

Box 7

Agreements 1950-1959

Box 7

Series 4. Blood donation ledger 1957-1985

Physical Description: 1 ledger

Series Scope and Content Summary

The fourth series consists of a Blood donation ledger covering the years 1957 through 1985.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 7

Series 5. Call list and A-list ledger 1979-1991

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The fifth series is comprised of the Call List and A-List Book encompassing the years 1979 through 1991. The A-List Book is divided by month and year followed by a roster of members with notations. The Call List contains a list of business names, dates and the names of the members contacted for work. The Call List used the A-List book for the order of members contacted for each assignment.
Box 7

Series 6. Construction dispatch ledger 1970-1990

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The sixth series is a Construction dispatch ledger covering the years 1970 through 1990.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 7

Series 7. Election ledger 1959-1961

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The seventh series is an Election Ledger, including absentee ballots, for the years 1959 through 1961.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically
Box 7

Series 8. Local 150 newsletters 1964-1967

Physical Description: 1 folder

Series Scope and Content Summary

The eighth series consists of the Local 150 newsletters, 1964 through 1967.
 

Series 9. Ephemera

Physical Description: 2 folders

Series Scope and Content Summary

The ninth series includes ephemera and is divided into two sub-series: local information and national information.
Box 7

Local information undated

Box 7

National information undated

 

Series 10. Artifacts

Physical Description: 9 items

Series Scope and Content Summary

The tenth series includes artifacts and includes a King James Version Bible; two Local 150 plastic coffee mugs; five election buttons; and one picket sign.
Box 7

Kings James Version Bible (given to member’s families upon the member’s death) in wooden box undated

Box 7

Two Local 150 plastic coffee mugs undated

Box 7

Five “Vote Teamster” election buttons undated

Box MC 15:04

One “picket” sign on wooden handle, “Respect is a Teamster Contract Teamsters Local 150” 2011