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San Francisco Labor Council Records
BANC MSS 69/139 c  
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Correspondence and other records relating to activities of the San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC), the local affiliate of the AFL-CIO. The collection covers all facets of the San Francisco labor movement following the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 through early 1965. It reflects the wide spectrum of interests of the SFLC, including labor disputes, fair employment, automation, wages, housing, health and welfare benefits, local politics, and community service. In addition to correspondence, there are personal papers of leaders, subject files, publications, district labor council files, labor organization files, committee records, specific activity files, and financial records.
The San Francisco Labor Council is the local body of the AFL-CIO. It was organized in November 1892 as the successor to a series of earlier and less sturdy San Francisco central labor bodies. It received its charter from the American Federation of Labor in May 1893 to be the coordinating regional body for labor cooperation and unity. In August 1958 it merged with the San Francisco Congress of Industrial Organizations' Industrial Union Council, some 3 years after the national AFL-CIO merger.
217.5 linear feet (174 cartons, 4 packages)
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