The records of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Local lodge 6 include minutes, administrative records, membership
records, contracts and documentation of relations with government agencies, along with materials from conventions and the
negotiations for the master shipbuilding contract of the Pacific Coast Metal Trades Council.
The boilermakers in San Francisco have a long history of organization. By 1867, a group identified as the Journeymen Boilermakers'
Protective Union became a part of the San Francisco Trades' Union. They were among the founding unions of the Federated Iron
Trade Council of San Francisco in 1885. The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers was
organized in 1893, and the San Francisco lodge received its charter in 1900.
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