This collection offers visual images of the career of George Hardy. It includes many union activities such as conventions
and strikes. George Hardy is the central figure in most images.
A history of George Hardy's career should begin with his father, Charles "Pop" Hardy, whose work with the union began in San
Francisco in 1926 as a theater janitor in Local 9 of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU). "Pop" Hardy
became president of his local and an International Vice President in charge of west coast organizing. His leadership in the
union is recorded in a memorial album in this collection. In 1933, George Hardy also started his union career as a member
of Local 9. He was soon at his father's side, organizing office building janitors into the newly-chartered Local 87.
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