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Inventory of the Shipwrights, Joiners and Boat Builders Local 1149 Records, 1869-1985
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The collection largely consists of textual records, primarily minutes and office correspondence of Shipwrights Local 1149. Also included are union/employer agreements, conference summaries, books on shipbuilding in WWII, dues books and one waterfront pass.
The Shipwrights, founded in 1857, is one of the oldest unions in the San Francisco Bay Area. Local 1149 grew out of the merging of various worker associations that formed shortly after the Gold Rush of 1849. These included the Caulkers' Association Local 554 (founded in 1853, merged in 1960), Dry Dock Workers Local 3116 (merged in 1976), and Shipwrights and Steamboat Joiners Local 21. According to the Labor Archives Survey in 1991, another shipwrights local (Local 71 or 72) also merged with 1149. This is not documented in the Collection. Local 1149 was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America throughout the time period documented in the Collection. Local 1149 merged with Industrial Carpenters Local 2236 in 1989.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Labor Archives & Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of the Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Labor Archives & Research Center as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research.