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Finding Aid to the California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, AFL-CIO records
BANC MSS 84/120 c  
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Description
Records of the California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, AFL-CIO, dating from approximately 1945-1981.
Background
The California State Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers was founded at a statewide convention held in San Francisco on January 16-18, 1947, and attended by representatives of lumber and sawmill unions affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, AFL, which issued a charter for this new organization on July 22. Some of the functions of the council had previously been performed by a state coordinating committee of lumber and sawmill workers. Historical files relating to the council's founding can be found in the Subject Files. The council held jurisdiction over all voluntary affiliated local unions and district councils chartered by the Brotherhood within California. There represented workers in production and maintenance of logging operations and mills and factories of the logging industry. Delegates to state council conventions were elected from each affiliated local union and district council. Members of the executive committee of the council were selected from five districts, representing the area within the jurisdiction of each of the Redwood, Northern California, and Central California District Councils, and the areas of Los Angeles and vicinity and San Diego and vicinity. Officers of the state council were nominated from the convention floor and elected by vote of the delegates. The state council provided services and assistance requested by affiliated units, including economic information; coordination of contract proposals; professional representation in negotiations, arbitrations, National Labor Relations Board cases, industrial accident cases, and Wage Stabilization Board cases; and other matters affecting the welfare of the members. The state council did not determine policy for or interfere with the autonomy and functions of local unions or district councils.
Extent
98.75 linear feet (79 cartons)
Restrictions
Materials in this collection may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of University of California gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
Cartons 1-21 are open to researchers. Cartons 22-79 include medical and other restricted personal information and are closed to researchers until 2056.