Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records, 1915-2000  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records
Dates
1915-2000 (inclusive)
Quantity
58.31 cubic feet (74 boxes plus 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
3927
Summary
Labor union of Seattle, Washington
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
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Historical NoteReturn to Top

Founded in 1933 as the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 18257 of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), it represented Alaska salmon cannery workers and farm workers. In 1937, the union became Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 of the United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America of the Congress of Industrial Organziations (CIO). In 1945, Local 7 became affiliated with the Food, Tobacco, and Agricultural Workers of America (CIO). In 1951 the union became Local 37 of International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, and ca. 1987 it became Region 37 of IBU/ILWU. The membership historically was Filipino American cannery workers.

The Cannery Workers' and Farm Laborers' Union was organized June 19, 1933 in Seattle to represent the primarily Filipino-American laborers who worked in the Alaska salmon canneries. Filipino Alaskeros first appeared in the canneries around 1911. In the 1920s as exclusionary immigration laws went into effect, they replaced the Japanese, who had replaced the Chinese in the canneries. Workers were recruited through labor contractors who were paid to provide a work crew for the summer canning season. The contractor paid workers wages and other expenses. This system led to many abuses and harsh working conditions from which grew the movement toward unionization.

The CWFLU, under the leadership of its first President, Virgil Duyungan, was chartered as Local 19257 by the American Federation of Labor in 1933. On December 1, 1936 an agent of a labor contractor murdered Duyungan and Secretary Aurelio Simon. Despite this setback, the union was able to win a hiring hall and end the contract labor system in 1937. After Duyungan's death, Conrad Espe, A Norwegian-American labor organizer, took the leading role in the union. Under the leadership of Duyungan and Espe, the CWFLU made numerous attempts to organize farm workers during the winter months. Farm Division organizers attempted to organize workers in Yakima, Kent, Everett, Bainbridge Island and the White River area, but were often met with harsh opposition from local officials and vigilantes.

Local 18257 came into conflict with the AFL, in 1937 when the parent body, attempting to separate the union along racial lines, recognized a Japanese local organized by Clarence Arai. Local 18257 successfully retained negotiation rights and dispatched its workers in 1937 despite pickets set up by the rival group. Bitterness toward the AFL resulted from the incidents and led to a November 4 vote by the Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco locals to affiliate with the newly formed United Cannery, Agricultural, Packinghouse and Allied Workers of America-CIO (UCAPAWA). In Seattle, Local 18257 became UCAPAWA, Local 7and in San Francisco and Portland Cannery Workers unions also joined UCAPAWA Opponents of reaffiliation, led by John Ayamo and called the "defeated candidates party," received the old 18257 charter and challenged Local 7 for the right to represent cannery workers. On May 4, 1938 the issue was settled in Local 7's favor in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supervised election. The industry representative, Canned Salmon Industry Inc., subsequently recognized the victorious union. Ayamo later formed another AFL union, the Alaska Fish Cannery Workers, under the jurisdiction of the Seafarers International Union. In 1937 also, the CWFLU merged with a rival, the Filipino Protective Association. I.R. Cabatit was president of the union during the period of rivalry with the AFL. When he was succeeded by Trinidad Rojo in 1939, the CWFLU, Local 7 was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was discovered that officers had been selling membership cards, misappropriating funds and neglecting their duties. Rojo cut expenses and returned the union to a sound financial footing.

The years of World War II depleted the union's ranks and brought government-imposed emergency controls, including a ban on strikes and a wage freeze. Although union members returned after the war, the union entered one of its most turbulent decades, one marked by internal struggle and external pressure.

The canning industry trend since the 1930s had been to move company headquarters to Seattle in order to cut down on transportation costs to Alaska. In response, Local 5 of San Francisco and Local 226 of Portland merged with Local 7 in 1943. In the same period, the industry also consolidated into a permanent organization, the Alaska Salmon Industry Inc., which functioned as principal party in contract negotiations.

During the war, the Caballeros de Dimas Alang, a Filipino fraternal organization, emerged as a powerful faction that came to control many positions within the union. Corruption and neglect in the union led disgruntled members to found the Rank and File Committee in 1946. The tension in the union erupted into conflict on February 9, 1947 when union Vice President, Max Gonzales, pulled a gun and shot at, but missed, one of the reformers, Matias Lagunilla. This incident precipitated an investigation by the new International, the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America, which had succeeded UCAPAWA earlier that year. The international expelled Gonzales, suspended the other officers and set up an administrative board with Trinidad Rojo as administrative President. The ousted officers formed the Seafood Workers Union and launched a membership drive. The SFWU attempted unsuccessfully to use the courts to dissolve Local 7 and to take over its funds. In 1948, however, after the NLRB declared it to be a company union, the SFWU merged with the Alaska Fish Cannery Workers Union (AFL), a holdover from the dual union battle of 1938, and petitioned the NLRB for representation elections. The NLRB denied representation to Local 7, ruling that the FTA International had not filed non-Communist affidavits, and set an election for April 1949. The campaign was bitter, with Local 7 accused of being a Communist union by the opposition. Before the election, U.S. Immigration officials arrested Local 7's business agent, Ernesto Mangaoang and charged him with being a Communist. Chris Mensalvas, elected to the presidency of Local 7 in 1949, was also arrested. After the CIO, fearing charges of Communism, expelled the FTA International, some Local 7 officers resigned and disassociated themselves from the union. In 1950 a group of these officers, "defeated candidates", and other cannery workers joined to form another union, ostensibly "red-free" Local 77, UPAWA-CIO, with Vincent Navea as its president. Meanwhile, in 1950, Local 7 affiliated with the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) and became Local 7-C. In a NLRB representation election in 1950, Local 7-C finally won collective bargaining rights, defeating Local 77 and the AFCWU. In 1951 the union signed a four-year closed shop contract with the canning industry. Local 7-C subsequently became ILWU, Local 37 .

Charges of Communist infiltration continued to haunt Local 37 in the 1950s and Ernesto Mangaoang barely escaped deportation. From the late 1950s to 1977, Local 37 was led by President Gene Navarro. Navarro ran the union on the "compadre" system, a cultural system of personal obligations, allegiances and favors. During the 1970s the cannery work force experienced an influx of new laborers - recently arrived Filipino immigrants, young Filipino­Americans and non-Filipino men and women. The new and younger workers were dissatisfied with work conditions and lack of support by the Navarro leadership. As a result, some members including Silme and Nemesio Domingo and Gene Viernes, formed a new organization outside the union: the Alaska Cannery Workers Association (ACWA). Their purpose was to pursue their grievances through legal channels. In 1974, numerous candidates who belonged to ACWA confronted the union after failing to win election and were expelled. After Gene Navarro died in 1976 and was replaced by Tony Baruso, the young reform workers regained their membership. Upon their return, they formed the Rank and File Committee of Local 37. In the 1978 elections, they won 9 positions on the Executive Council, and subsequently won delegate positions and posts on the grievance committee. In 1979, reform forces succeeded in the recall of Secretary­Treasurer Ponce Torres. In the fall of 1980, the reform group gained control of the union with Silme Domingo winning the post of Secretary-Treasurer and Gene Viernes the job of dispatcher. On June 1, 1981, Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were shot and killed in the union hall. Two young Filipinos, Pompeyo Benito Guloy and Jimmy Bulosan Ramil, were subsequently convicted of the crime. Local 37 president, Tony Baruso was also a suspect in the crime, and was eventually charged, tried, and, in 1991, convicted of planning the murders. Before Baruso's arrest, an internal union investigation looked into his involvement in the crime and also into charges of election fraud. The Rank and File Committee led a successful campaign to oust Baruso after he was found guilty of election fraud. In 1982, the union overwhelmingly elected a reform slate of candidates, including Terri Mast, widow of Silme Domingo, as President. In the 1980s, the union changed its name again to IBU/ILWU, Region 37 reflecting a merger of the Longshoremen's Union with the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific.

For additional historical background on the Cannery Workers Union, see a series of articles by Gene Viernes in the International Examiner in 1977.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Records of the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, Region 37 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and it's preceding entity, the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7.

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Arrangement

Organized into 2 accessions.

  • Accession No. 3927-001, Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records, 1915-1985
  • Accession No. 3927-002, Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records, approximately 1930s-2000s

Acquisition Information

Donated by Region 37 IBU/ILWU, 12/1/1987 and 6/28/2021

Processing Note

Photographs were removed from collection and became Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 photographs, PH Collection No. 1044.

Bibliography

Chew, RonRemembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism, 2012.

Cordova, FredFilipinos: Forgotten Asian Americans, A Pictorial Essay/1763-circa-1963. United States of America: Demonstration Project for Asian Americans, 1983.

Filipino Cannery Unionism Across Three Generations 1930s-1980s,Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project<http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/Cannery_intro.htm>

Friday, ChrisOrganizing Asian American Labor: The Pacific Coast Canned-Salmon Industry, 1870-1942.Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1994.


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3927-001: Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records, 1915-1985 (bulk 1933-1982)Return to Top

46.31 cubic feet (62 boxes plus 1 oversize folder)

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Some material stored offsite; advance notice is required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Arrangement: The records of the Cannery Union were in poor order when transferred to the Libraries from the union's former hall. There was no consistent filing system through the years and much was unfiled. The records had been stored in the open and had accumulated much dust. What file headings existed have been incorporated into the current arrangement. The accession was divided into segments corresponding to the union's various names and affiliations in order to expedite processing of the records. Certain record groups, such as minutes, were excepted from this division and were instead kept together in a single sequence (Record Group 1). Membership, financial, and dispatching records have been separated, placed last on the inventory, but not processed.In their original state, most of the files could not be identified as those of a single officer. They included records primarily of the union's secretary, in mixture with correspondence of the president, other officers and other records. There were, however, some segments, which were distinct files accumulated by a single individual. These papers have been kept intact as subgroups within the appropriate chronological division. In Record Group 4, for instance, there are subgroups for the Regional Director/International Organizers Robert Kinney and Wendal Phillips and the Oregon State Director/International Organizer, Frank T. Patterson. These men were not elected officials but worked for the union. The papers in their subgroups were separately and uniformly labeled files.Several cartons of papers received from the union labeled, "Gene's Research" were papers generated or collected by Gene Viernes. Those which were original records of the union, pre­ dating Viernes' involvement, were re-integrated into the main body of the records in the appropriate section. The remaining papers in the Viernes subgroup consist of papers collected or copied by Viernes in his research on the history of the union and papers generated or accumulated by Viernes as an active member of the union. The photocopied union records in Viernes' subgroup may be duplicates of records elsewhere in the accession. A small subgroup was created for papers of Victoria Velasco which were found in various places throughout the records. These papers primarily reflect Velasco's involvement with other unions and a small amount related to non-union activities. A more substantial amount of Velasco's papers was given to the Libraries by his widow in 1970 and accessioned as Victoria Velasco ace. Acc. # 1435-003.Subgroups were created within each part for the union's committees and other organizational units. Another group of subgroups consists of records reflecting the union's participation in various external organizations, such as the Maritime Federation of the Pacific, various CIO bodies, and Filipino organizations.Within each part of the records, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.Subject Series are files with the original subject headings. The elections series includes ballots, correspondence, ephemera, tallies and related material. They are arranged by year. The negotiations, contracts, and agreements series are also arranged by year. Although the minutes of the union were consolidated in Record Group 1: MINUTES, minutes of other organizations are found in other parts of the arrangement.
  • RECORD GROUP 1: MINUTES
  • RECORD GROUP 2: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 18257 (American Federation of Labor).
  • RECORD GROUP 3: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing & Allied Workers of America-CIO)
  • RECORD GROUP 4: CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America-CIO)
  • RECORD GROUP 5: INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S & WAREHOUSEMEN'S UNION, LOCAL 37
  • RECORD GROUP 6: EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONAL PAPERS
  • RECORD GROUP 7: MISCELLANEOUS SERIES

Scope and Content: The local's entire history through 1981 is documented well, but to varying extents, by minutes, correspondence, case files, court papers and other record series. The files of Local 7 (Parts III and IV) are the most extensive portions of the papers. The earliest years of the union are better documented than the period of Local 37, the longest era. Little correspondence ofLocal37's presidents or other leader is present. Records for the 1960's and 1970's are especially sparse.

Contrary to expectations, no records of Local 5 and 226 in San Francisco and Portland were found. These locals were ordered to send their records to Seattle when they were amalgamated with Local 7 in 1943. Local 7's records do include numerous copies of minutes and correspondence of these locals, which were sent to Seattle from time to time and also extensive files of correspondence with other locals.

Major personal correspondents include: Tony Baruso, Ireneo Cabatit, Virgil Duyungan, A.E. Harding, Donald Henderson, Chris D. Mensalvas, Prudencio P. Mori, Vincente Navea, Gene Navarro, Frank T. Patterson, Trinidad A. Rojo, Victorio A. Velasco, and Gene Viernes. Major corporate correspondents include Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast, Washington Commonwealth Federation, Pacific Coast Fisheries Organization and Coordinating Committee, Washington Industrial Union Council, Seattle Industrial Union Council, Alaska Cannery Workers Association, Alaska Salmon Industry Inc., New England Fish Company, Pacific American Fisheries, United Cannery Agricultural, Packinghouse and Allied Workers of America, Food Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers Union of America, Nakat Packing Corporation, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, Alaska Council.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-6/20 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 1: MINUTES
Scope and Content: This record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship between local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this record group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
1933-1952;; 1981-1982
Box/Folder Accession
1/1-1/6 3927-001
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 3927-001
Executive Board and Membership (bound)
1933-1936
1/2 3927-001
Executive Board (May-Oct. 1937)
1937
1/3-5 3927-001 1936-1937
1/6 3927-001
Regarding changing affiliation from AFL to CIO
1/7-3/9 3927-001
SERIES II : CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (UCAPAWA-CIO)
Box/Folder Accession
1/7-2/8 3927-001 1937-1945
2/9-3/9 3927-001 1937-1944
3/10-4/7 3927-001
SERIES III : CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (FTA-CIO)
Box/Folder Accession
3/10-4/1 3927-001 1946-1949
4/2-4/7 3927-001
Membership
1946-1949
4/8-6/5 3927-001
SERIES IV : INTERNATIONAL LONGSHOREMEN'S AND WAREHOUSEMEN'S UNION, LOCAL 37
Box/Folder Accession
4/8-5/12 3927-001 1952-1982
5/13-6/5 3927-001 1953-1982
6/6-6/10 3927-001
SERIES V : ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 5 (UCAPAWA-CIO), San Francisco
Box/Folder Accession
6/6-6/7 3927-001
Executive Board
1938-1939, 1941, 1943
6/8-6/10 3927-001
Membership
1938-1943
6/11 3927-001
SERIES VI : NORTHWEST ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 226 (UCAPAWA-CIO) Portland
1939-1941
6/12 3927-001
SERIES VII : SOUTHERN ALASKA CANNERY WORKERS UNION, LOCAL 237 (UCAPAWA-CIO) Ketchikan
1941, Undated
6/13-6/20 3927-001
SERIES VIII : CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (FTA). BRANCHES.
Box/Folder Accession
6/13-6/14 3927-001
Portland Branch
1944, 1947-1949
6/15-6/16 3927-001
San Francisco Branch
1943-1944
6/17 3927-001
Stockton Branch
1947-1949
6/18 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1937-1949
6/19 3927-001
Unidentified
1938-1939
6/20 3927-001
Agenda of Meetings
1949, 1981-1982
7/1-9/22 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 2 : CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 18257 (American Federation of Labor), 1933-1937
Scope and Content: The record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship between local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this Record Group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
Arrangement: Within each part of the records, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
1933-1937
Box/Folder Accession
7/1-9/17 3927-001
Subgroup A :  General Files
1933-1953
Box/Folder Accession
7/1 3927-001 1933
7/2-7/9 3927-001
SERIES II : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Branches and Other Locals
1934-1937
Box/Folder Accession
7/2 3927-001
Agricultural District
1934
7/3 3927-001
Anacortes Division
1937
7/4 3927-001
Everett Division
1936-1937
7/5 3927-001
Ketchikan Branch
1937
7/5a 3927-001
Petersburg Branch
1937
7/6 3927-001
Portland Branch
1937
7/7 3927-001
Local 18893 (AFL) San Francisco
1934
7/8 3927-001
Local 20296 (AFL) Bellingham
1937
7/9 3927-001
Local 20195 Alaska Cannery Workers Union (AFL) San Francisco
1936-1937
7/10-8/3 3927-001
SERIES III : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1933-1938
Box/Folder Accession
7/10-7/11 3927-001 1934-1937
7/12-7/17 3927-001 1933-1937
7/18-7/20 3927-001
Attorneys
1934-1937
Box/Folder Accession
7/18 3927-001
Ayamo, John S.
1934
7/19 3927-001
Golub, Stanley D.
1937
7/20 3927-001
Molthan, James J.
1937
7/21 3927-001
Personal Correspondence of Irineo R. Cabatit
1937-1938
7/22 3927-001
Other Unions
1934-1937
7/23-7/24 3927-001
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
1933-1935
8/1 3927-001
Association of Pacific Fisheries
1934
8/2 3927-001
U.S. National Recovery Administration
1934-1935
8/3 3927-001 1933-1937
8/4 3927-001
SERIES IV : INTERORGANIZATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE
1934, 1937
8/5 3927-001
SERIES V : OUTGOING LETTERS--notices to membership
1934-1937, Undated
8/6 3927-001
SERIES VI :  DELEGATES REPORTS
1937, Undated
8/7-8/13 3927-001
SERIES VII : SUBJECT SERIES
1934-1937
Box/Folder Accession
8/7 3927-001
AFL Agreement
1937
8/8 3927-001
Credentials
1934-1937
8/9 3927-001 1937
8/10 3927-001
Referendum on CIO or AFL
1937
8/11 3927-001
Resignations
1936-1937
8/12 3927-001
Statistics
1934-1937
8/13 3927-001 1937, Undated
8/14-8/15 3927-001 1934-1937
8/16-8/23 3927-001
SERIES IX : CASE FILES
1934-1937
Box/Folder Accession
8/16 3927-001
Arce, Domingo
1937
8/17 3927-001
Balagot, Sammy
1934
8/18 3927-001
Claims--Snug Harbor
1937
8/19 3927-001
Santos, Cuadra vs Pacific American Fisheries
1936
8/20 3927-001
Torres, Vincent--Deceased
1936
8/21 3927-001 1937
8/22 3927-001
Files Closed in 1937
1937
8/23 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1934
8/24-9/1 3927-001
SERIES X : COURT PAPERS
1937
Box/Folder Accession
8/24 3927-001
AFL vs CWFLU Local 18257
1937
8/25 3927-001
CWFLU Local 18257 vs AFL
1937
8/26 3927-001
Fernandez vs Tanagi
1934
8/27 3927-001
La Bonite vs CWFLU 18257
1937
9/1 3927-001
Quilantang vs Conrad Espe, et al
1937
9/4 3927-001
SERIES XI : CONFERENCES
1933-1935
9/5 3927-001
SERIES XII :  RESOLUTIONS
1936-1937
9/6 3927-001
SERIES XIII : AFFADAVITS
1933-1937
9/7 3927-001
SERIES XIV :  PETITIONS
1933, 1936-1937
9/8 3927-001
SERIES XV : ALASKA SALMON INDUSTRY
Undated
9/9 3927-001
SERIES XVI : SETTLEMENT STATEMENT
1937
9/10-9/14 3927-001
SERIES XVII : LISTS
1934-1939; 1952-1953
Box/Folder Accession
9/10 3927-001
Companies
1937, Undated
9/11 3927-001
Delegates
1937
9/12 3927-001
Executive Board meetings attendance (bd. vol.)
1934, 1936-1939, 1952-1953
9/13 3927-001
Membership
1935-1937, Undated
9/14 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1937, Undated
9/15 3927-001
SERIES XVIII :  SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
1934, Undated
9/16 3927-001
SERIES XIX : NOTES
Undated
9/17 3927-001
SERIES XX :  EPHEMERA
1928-1936, Undated
9/18 3927-001
Subgroup B : Continuation Committee
1937
9/19 3927-001
Subgroup C : Election Committee
1937
9/20 3927-001
Subgroup D: Grievance Committee
1936-1937
9/21 3927-001
Subgroup E : Policy Committee
1937
9/22 3927-001
Subgroup F : Northwest Council of Cannery Workers
1937
10/1-23/28 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 3 : CANNERY WORKERS AND FARM LABORERS' UNION, LOCAL 7 (UNITED CANNERY, AGRICULTURAL, PACKING & ALLIED WORKERS OF AMERICA-CIO)
Scope and Content: This record group consists of meeting minutes, agendas, reports, memoranda and correspondence that give insight into the day-to-day workings of local union and labor coalitions, as well as the relationship bet ween local unions and their national-level counterparts. Additionally, this record group includes the brochures, handouts, reports, agendas and meeting minutes relating to special union events, such as conventions, summits, strikes, banquets and fundraisers.
Arrangement: Within each record group, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
1933-1952,; 1981-1982
Box/Folder Accession
10/1-21/34 3927-001
Subgroup A : General Records
1936-1944
Box/Folder Accession
10/1-4 3927-001 1933
10/5-10/17 3927-001
SERIES II : OUTGOING LETTERS
1937-1944
Box/Folder Accession
10/5-6 3927-001
General
1937-1944
10/7-8 3927-001 1937-1944
10/9-15 3927-001
Letters of recommendation
1937-1944
10/16-17 3927-001
Re: Release from employers
1943-1944
10/18-10/28 3927-001
SERIES III : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--UCAPAWA
1938-1944
Box/Folder Accession
10/18-19 3927-001
International General Secretary-Treasurer
1938-1944
10/20 3927-001
Dellama, Rose, International Reps.
1944
10/21 3927-001
Espe, Conrad, International V.P. & Executive V.P.
1938-1944
10/22-25 3927-001
Henderson, Donald, International President
1938-1944
10/26 3927-001
Tiller, Dixie, International V.P. & Regional Director
1943-1944
10/27 3927-001
Other Officers
1939-1945
10/28 3927-001
District 1
1938-1941
10/29-10/52 3927-001
SERIES IV : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Locals & Branches
1937-1945
Box/Folder Accession
10/29-36 3927-001
Local 5--San Francisco
1938-1943
10/37 3927-001
Local 7--Portland Branch
1937
10/38-40 3927-001
Local 7--San Francisco Branch
1943-1945
10/41 3927-001
Local 20--Stockton
1939-1940
10/42-43 3927-001
Local 222--Petersburg, Alaska
1937-1939
10/44-46 3927-001
Local 226--Portland
1938-1945
10/47 3927-001
Local 7 Portland Branch
1944-1945
10/48 3927-001
Local 7 Stockton Branch
1944
10/49 3927-001
Local 236--Hoonah, Alaska
1944
10/50-51 3927-001
Local 237--Ketchikan, Alaska
1937-1944
10/52 3927-001
Other UCAPAWA Locals
1938-1941
10/53-11/6 3927-001
SERIES V : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Other Unions
1937-1944
Box/Folder Accession
10/53 3927-001
A-D
1939-1944
10/54 3927-001
F
1938-1944
11/1 3927-001
H-L
1938-1942
11/2 3927-001
I.L.W.U. (Locals & international)
1938-1941
11/3 3927-001
M-N
1938-1944
11/4 3927-001
Newspaper Guild, American. Local 82 (Seattle)
1937-1944
11/5 3927-001
O-W
1938-1943
11/6 3927-001
Workers Alliance of America (and Locals)
1938-1940
11/7-11/16 3927-001
SERIES VI : INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Officers & Executive Council
1937-1945
Box/Folder Accession
11/7 3927-001
Executive Board
1938-1944
11/8 3927-001
Executive Council
1943-1944
11/9-10 3927-001
Cabatit, Irineo R.
1937-1939, 1943
11/11-12 3927-001
Rojo, Trinidad A.
1939-1944
11/13-14 3927-001
Treasurer (M.S. Ventura & Johnny Lucero)
1942-1943
11/15 3927-001
Fox, Ernest (Alaska organizer)
1938
11/16 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1937-1945
11/17-11/18 3927-001
SERIES VII : PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE--Officers
1938-1944
Box/Folder Accession
11/17 3927-001
Mori, Prudencio P.
1939, 1943-1944
11/18 3927-001
Ventura, Mamerto S.
1938, 1941, 1943
11/19-11/35 3927-001
SERIES VIII : INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Delegates & Organizers
1938-1944
Box/Folder Accession
11/19-20 3927-001
Alaska Pacific Salmon Co., Excursion Inlet, Kate, Port Althorp, Rose Inlet, Sand Point, Sunny Point, Ketchikan
1938-1940, 1943
11/21 3927-001
Red Salmon Packing Co., Hawk Inlet, Narnek, Egigik, Carmel
1938-1939
11/22 3927-001
P.E. Harris Co., False Pass, Hawk Inlet
1938-1940, 1942-1943
11/23 3927-001
InterCoastal Packing Co., S.S. Ogantz
1939
11/24 3927-001
Kadiak Fisheries, Port Bailey
1938-1939
11/25-26 3927-001
Libby, McNeill & Libby, Yakutat, Libbyville, Kenai, Koggeoung, Taku Harbor, Craig, George Inlet
1938-1940, 1943
11/27 3927-001
Nakat Packing Co., Waterfall, Union Bay, Hidden Inlet
1938-1939
11/28 3927-001
New England Fish Co., Cordova, Ketchikan, Noyes Island
1938-1939, 1944
11/29 3927-001
Pacific American Fisheries, Nornek, Shumigan, Alitak, Squaw Harbor
1938-1939
11/30 3927-001
San Juan Fishing & Packing Co., Port San Juan, Uganik Bay, Sawmill Bay
1938-1939
11/31 3927-001
Delegates--Miscellaneous
1938-1939, 1943
11/32-33 3927-001
Delegates--Telegrams
1938-1939
11/34-35 3927-001
Delegates--Reports from canneries
1944
11/36-12/25 3927-001
SERIES IX : INTERNAL CORRESPONDENCE--Members
1937-1945
12/26-12/33 3927-001
SERIES X : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Membership Inquiries
1938-1946
12/34-12/37 3927-001
SERIES XI : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--Regarding:
1938-1944
Box/Folder Accession
12/34 3927-001
Advertising and publicity
1944
12/35 3927-001
American Ramie Company
1938
12/36 3927-001
Leaves of Absence
1938-1940
12/37 3927-001
4 days picket Deductions--Sunnypoint--Beagle Packaging Company
1939
13/1-14/29 3927-001
SERIES XII : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--External
1937-1944
Box/Folder Accession
13/1 3927-001
Alaska. Territory of 1940
13/2 3927-001
Alaska. Unemployment Compensation Commission
1940-1943
13/3 3927-001
Alaska Pacific Salmon Company
1937-1940
13/4 3927-001
Alaska Packers Association
1944
13/5-13/10 3927-001 1939-1945
13/11 3927-001
Alaska Travel Control Bureau
1943-1944
13/12 3927-001
American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born
1938-1941
13/13 3927-001
Anderson, George--Attorney
1938-1944
13/14 3927-001
Arcade Building and Realty Company
1939-1940
13/15 3927-001
Astoria & Puget Sound Canning Company
1937-1944
13/16 3927-001
Miscellaneous A
1937-1945
13/17 3927-001
Harry Bridges Defense Committee
1939-1941
13/18 3927-001
Henry Broderick, Inc.
1940-1942
13/19 3927-001
Buildings Trade Council, Seattle
1944
13/20 3927-001
Miscellaneous B
1937-1944
13/21 3927-001
Canadian Bank of Commerce
1938-1944
13/22 3927-001 1938-1940
13/23 3927-001
Central Labor Council, Juneau
1936-1938
13/24 3927-001
Central Labor Council, Seattle
1937-1938
13/25 3927-001
C.I.O. California Research Director
1944
13/25a 3927-001
C.I.O.
1938-1947
13/25b 3927-001
C.I.O. Northwest Region
1937-1947
13/26 3927-001
Committee for the Celebration of the President's Birthday
1939
13/27 3927-001
Copper River Packing Co.
1937-1944
13/28 3927-001
Miscellaneous C
1937-1944
13/29 3927-001
De Lacy, Hugh
1939-1940
13/30 3927-001
Miscellaneous D
1937-1944
13/31 3927-001
Miscellaneous E
1938
13/32 3927-001
Farwest Fisherman, Inc.
1939
13/33 3927-001
Federated Fishermens Council of the Pacific Coast
1938-1939
13/34 3927-001
Fidalgo Island Packing Company
1944
13/35 3927-001
Filipino-American Citizenship Council
1939-1940
13/36 3927-001
Four Stores Garage
1939-1940
13/37 3927-001
Miscellaneous F
1938-1944
13/38 3927-001
Gershon, Perry R.--Attorney
1940-1945
3/39 3927-001
W.R. Gilbert Packing Co.
1942
13/40 3927-001
Goodrich, W.F.
1940
13/41 3927-001
Miscellaneous G
1937-1939
13/42 3927-001
G.P. Halferty and Company
1944
13/43 3927-001
P.E. Harris and Company
1937-1944
13/44 3927-001
Hood Bay Salmon Company
1944
13/45 3927-001
Miscellaneous H
1937-1942
13/46 3927-001
Institute of International Relations
1944
13/47 3927-001
International Labor Defense
1943-1944
13/48 3927-001
International Workers Order
1938
13/49 3927-001
Miscellaneous I
1937-1940
13/50 3927-001
Japanese Growers Association
1938
13/51 3927-001
Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee
1944
13/52 3927-001
Miscellaneous J
1944
13/53 3927-001
King County Welfare Department
1938
13/54 3927-001
King-Ramsay-Conner Defense Committee
1940
13/55 3927-001
Kingston, Ross--Attorney
1938-1939
13/56 3927-001
Kirk Manufacturing Co.
1940
13/57 3927-001
Miscellaneous K
1937-1944
13/58 3927-001
Labor Committee on the Oklahoma Criminal Syndicalism Case
1942-1943
13/59 3927-001
Labor Consumers League
1944
13/60 3927-001
Labor Unions Relief Council
1938-1939
13/61 3927-001
Labors Non-Partisan League
1939-1940
13/62 3927-001
Lauckhart, W.J.
1939-1944
13/63 3927-001
Libby, McNeill & Libby Co.
1938-1944
13/64 3927-001
Lutheran Compass Mission
1944
13/65 3927-001
Miscellaneous L
1937-1943
13/66 3927-001
Metzger-Parker Co.
1944
13/67 3927-001
Vincent D. Miller, Inc.
1943-1944
13/68 3927-001
Molthan, James J.--Attorney
1937-1938
13/69 3927-001
Miscellaneous M
1938-1941
13/70 3927-001
Nakat Packing Co.
1937-1944
13/71 3927-001
National Labor Bureau
1943-1944
13/72 3927-001
National Maritime Union of America
1939-1944
13/73 3927-001
New England Fish Co.
1937-1944
13/74 3927-001
Newspapers
1938-1939
13/75 3927-001
Miscellaneous N
1939-1944
13/76 3927-001
Miscellaneous O
1938
13/77 3927-001
Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.
1937-1944
13/79 3927-001
Pacific Fishermen
1940-1944
13/80 3927-001
Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co.
1939-1944
13/81 3927-001
Peoples National Bank of Washington
1943-1944
13/82-84 3927-001
Philippines, Resident Commissioner
1939-1940
13/85 3927-001
Pioneer Seafoods Co.
1937-1944
13/86 3927-001
Postal Telegraph--Cable Co.
1939-1941
13/87 3927-001
Prentice--Hall Inc.
1938-1940
13/88 3927-001
Prince William Sound Fishermen's Union
1939-1940
13/89 3927-001
Miscellaneous P
1937-1944
13/90 3927-001
Red Salmon Canning Co.
1938-1944
13/91 3927-001
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Inc.
1939
13/92 3927-001
Miscellaneous R
1938
13/93 3927-001
Seattle. City of
1938-1944
13/94 3927-001
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
1939-1942
13/95 3927-001
Sebastian--Stuart Fish Co.
1937-1944
13/96 3927-001
Miscellaneous S
1936-1944
13/97 3927-001
Miscellaneous T
1940-1944
13/98 3927-001
Uganik Fisheries, Inc.
1937-1944
13/99 3927-001
U.S. Army. First Filipino Infantry
1942-1943
13/100 3927-001
U.S. Congress and White House
1937-1944
13/101 3927-001
U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation
1938-1944
13/102 3927-001
U.S. Federal Security Agency--Social Security Board
1938-1944
13/103 3927-001
U.S. Interior Dept.
1940-1944
13/104 3927-001
U.S. Internal Revenue Service
1943-1944
13/105 3927-001
U.S. Justice Dept.--Prisons & Parole Boards
1938-1944
13/106 3927-001
U.S. Justice Dept.--Immigration & Naturalization
1942-1945
13/107 3927-001
U.S. Labor Dept.
1938-1944
3/108 3927-001
U.S. Maritime Commission
1940
4/1-4 3927-001
U.S. National Labor Relations Board
1938-1940, 1944
14/5 3927-001
U.S. National War Labor Board
1943-1944
14/6 3927-001
U.S. Office of Price Administration--Rationing Boards
1943-1944
14/7-12 3927-001
U.S. Selective Service
1941-1944
14/13 3927-001
U.S. Selective Service--Deferment Applications
1942
14/14 3927-001
U.S. Selective Service--Notices of Classification
1942
14/15 3927-001
U.S. State Dept. Visa Division
1944
14/16 3927-001
U.S. War Dept.
1944
14/17 3927-001
U.S. War Manpower Commission
1943-1944
14/18 3927-001
U.S.--Various Government Agencies
1939-1945
14/19 3927-001
Miscellaneous U
1938-1940
14/20 3927-001
Washington State (Various agencies)
1938-1943
14/21 3927-001
Washington. University
1939-1942
14/22 3927-001
Washington Pension Union
1940
14/23 3927-001
Western Union Telegraph Co.
1939-1944
14/24 3927-001
L.G. Wingard Packing Co.
1943-1944
14/25 3927-001
Women's Committee for Peace
1940
14/26 3927-001
Miscellaneous W
1937-1944
14/27-28 3927-001
Miscellaneous Y-Z
1938-1940
14/29 3927-001
Unidentified
1940
14/30 3927-001
SERIES XIII : ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDA
1944
14/31-15/20 3927-001
SERIES XIV :  SUBJECT SERIES
1936-1945
Box/Folder Accession
14/31 3927-001 1938
14/32 3927-001
Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc.
1943
14/33 3927-001
Alaska Travel Control--for passes
1943
14/34 3927-001
Ayamo--AFL-SIU
1939-1940
14/35 3927-001
Bills--U.S. Congress
1935-1940
14/36 3927-001
Bills--Washington State Legislature
1943
14/37 3927-001
Bristol Bay Area Resident Workers
1944
14/38 3927-001
Building & Offices
1940-1945
14/39 3927-001
Burial Fund
1937-1940
15/9 3927-001
Supplements
1937-1938
15/10 3927-001
UCAPAWA Literature
1940-1944
15/11 3927-001
Unemployed and Registrations
1937-1938
15/12 3927-001
Unemployment
1937-1940
15/13 3927-001
Unemployment Compensation
1940-1942
15/14 3927-001
Union Dues Rates
1941-1945
15/15 3927-001
Union Hall
1937-1939
15/16 3927-001
Union Building & Offices
1941
15/17 3927-001
U.S. War Manpower Commission Retention of Experienced Cannery Workers
1942-1943
15/18 3927-001
War Bonds
1942-1944
15/19 3927-001
War Production Board
Undated
15/20 3927-001
Wagner Act--opinions, decisions, interpretation of 1936-1938
1936-1938
15/21-46 3927-001
SERIES XV :  ELECTIONS
1937-1945
15/47-16/23 3927-001
SERIES XVI : NEGOTIATIONS, CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS
1937-1946
16/24-16/54 3927-001
SERIES XVII : CASE FILES
1936-1944
Box/Folder Accession
16/24 3927-001
C.A. Abella re: Alitak Foremen
1944
16/26 3927-001
A.P.A. Discrimination Case
1943
16/27 3927-001
Bautista and Sevilla (Craig Cannery)
1938
16/28 3927-001
Irvin Bluestiens Case--Sunny Point
1938
16/29 3927-001
Cases Pending
1938
16/30 3927-001
Craig Case (Craig Packing Co.--formerly Lindenberger Co.
1942
16/31 3927-001
Culinary Department--Ships Enroute--Bristol Bay
1943
16/32 3927-001
CWFLU #7 Investigation Committee
1938
16/33 3927-001
CWFLU #7 vs Glacier Seafood Company
1937-1938
16/34 3927-001
CWFLU #7 vs Pioneer Seafoods
1938
16/35-16/37 3927-001
Duyungan--Simon Memorial Fund
1936-1939
16/38 3927-001
Foremen--assignments, cases, complaints, etc.
1938
16/39 3927-001
Ricardo S. Garo--burial costs
1937
16/40 3927-001
Owen Huskins and Raymund Johnson Case vs Pacific American Fisheries
1938
16/41 3927-001
List of complaints filed to NLRB by individuals
Undated
16/42 F. Mauli--burial fund 1939
Box/Folder Accession
16/43 3927-001
Nellie Juan Case
1942
16/44 3927-001
Ted Niedo Case
1943
16/45 3927-001
NLRB--charges of unfair labor practices against Canned Salmon Inc.
1938
16/46 3927-001
Petersburg Cannery
1943
16/47 3927-001
S.S. Quezon Case (losses)
1941
16/48 3927-001
Tanguilig, Leo and Descargar, Rufino--deceased
1939
16/49 3927-001
Harry Thibedeau vs California Packing Company
1937
16/50-16/53 3927-001
Ponce Torres
1937-1940
16/54 3927-001
Baselizo G. Villalobos Case
1944
16/54 3927-001
SERIES XVIII : COURT EXHIBITS--Local #7--San Francisco Branch
1929-1944
16/56-16/63 3927-001
SERIES XIX : COURT PAPERS
1938-1940
Box/Folder Accession
16/56 3927-001
Margaret Buyungan vs CWFLU #18257/#7
1939
16/57 3927-001
CWFLU vs AFL
1937
16/58-60 3927-001
J.E. Evangelista vs CWFLU #7
1939-1940
16/61 3927-001
Kohler et. al. (CWFLU #7 members) vs Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.
1939
16/62 3927-001
Labonite vs CWFLU #7
1938
16/63 3927-001
UCAPAWA vs Alaska Fish Cannery Workers of the Pacific (John Ayamo)
1940
17/1-17/9 3927-001
SERIES XX : HEARINGS--U.S. Labor Relations Board
1941-1945
Box/Folder Accession
17/2-4 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1943-1944
17/5-9 3927-001
Alaska Salmon Industry vs UCAPAWA #7
1942-1945
17/10-17/22 3927-001
SERIES XXI : TRIALS AND HEARINGS--Internal
1938-1944
Box/Folder Accession
17/10 3927-001
Summons for Trials and Investigations
1938-1940
17/11 3927-001
Lucero vs Briones--Proceedings and Minutes of Executive Council
1943
7/12 3927-001
Lucero vs Briones--Exhibits
1943
17/13 3927-001
Rendon Hearing--Original Recording
1944
17/14 3927-001
Rendon Case--Proceedings and Minutes--Trial and Review
1944
17/15-16 3927-001
Navea Trial--Proceedings
1944
17/17-18 3927-001
Navea Case--Arguments at Trial
1944
17/19 3927-001
Navea Case--Exhibits
1944
17/20 3927-001
Proceedings of Navea Case--Trial and Summary
1944
17/21 3927-001
Trial of A. Bosconcillo and J. Monso
1944
17/22 3927-001
Trial of T. Reyes--incl. Board Meeting Minutes
1939
17/23-17/30 3927-001 1937-1944
17/31-17/38 3927-001
SERIES XXIII : RULES
1937-1943
17/39-18/5 3927-001 1937-1945, Undated
18/6-18/14 3927-001
SERIES XXV : NEWSLETTERS
1937-1943
Box/Folder Accession
18/6-12 3927-001 1937-1943
18/13 3927-001
Local 5
1938-1942
18/14 3927-001
Local 226
1939
18/15-18/18 3927-001
SERIES XXVI : UCAPAWA
1939-1944
Box/Folder Accession
18/16 3927-001
Labor Relations Report
1943-1945
18/17 3927-001
Labor's Non-Partisan League
1940
18/18 3927-001
Others
1937-1938
18/19-18/22 3927-001
SERIES XXVII : FOREMAN APPLICATIONS AND LISTS
1937-1945
18/23-18/28 3927-001
SERIES XXVIII : RESOLUTIONS
1938-1940
18/29-18/35 3927-001
SERIES IXXX :  PETITIONS AND AFFIDAVITS
1938-1940
18/36-18/39 3927-001
SERIES XXX :  NEWS RELEASES
1937-1944
18/40-18/45 3927-001 1937-1944
18/46-18/56 3927-001
SERIES XXXII : CONFERENCES AND CONVENTIONS
1937-1944
Box/Folder Accession
18/46-47 3927-001
UCAPAWA National Convention
1938, 1944
18/48-50 3927-001
Federated Fishermens Council of the Pacific
1937-1938
18/51 3927-001
Alaska Cannery Foremen and Delegates
1937
18/52 3927-001
All Alaska Labor Convention
1940, 1942
18/53 3927-001
Cannery Workers Foremen's Conference
1939
18/54 3927-001
Public Power Conference
1942
18/55 3927-001
United Fishermen's Union of the Pacific
1938
18/56 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1941
19/1-19/2 3927-001
SERIES XXXIII : PROGRAMS
1937-1942
19/3-19/7 3927-001
SERIES XXXIV : EPHEMERA
1936-1944
Box/Folder Accession
19/3 3927-001
A.F.L. Leaflets
Undated
19/4 3927-001
Re: U.S. Government & Philippines
1936-1942
19/5 3927-001
Union Related
1937-1945
19/6 3927-001
Regarding World War II
1942-1943
19/7 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1939-1944
19/8 3927-001
SERIES XXXV : BUTTON--CWFLU #7
1939
19/9 3927-001
SERIES XXXVI : NOTES
Undated
19/10-19/15 3927-001
SERIES XXXVII : PHOTOGRAPHS--Crew
1940-1941
Box/Folder Accession
19/10 3927-001
Pacific American Fisheries--Alitak Cannery
1941
19/11 3927-001
San Juan Fish Packaging Co.--Uganik-San Juan Cannery
1940
19/12 3927-001
Kadiak Fisheries Co.--Port Bailey Cannery
1940
19/13 3927-001
Libby, McNeill & Libby--Kenai Cannery
1941
19/14 3927-001
Wards Cove Packaging Co.--Wards Cove Ketchikan Cannery
1940
19/15 3927-001
Libby, McNeill & Libby--Yakutat Cannery
1940
19/16-19/17 3927-001
SERIES XXXVIII : PHOTOGRAPHS
1944
Box/Folder Accession
19/16 3927-001
Abella Case (originally from "claims")
1944
19/17 3927-001
Unidentified
Undated
19/18 3927-001
SERIES IXXXX : PAYROLL RECORDS
1937
19/19 3927-001
SERIES XXXX : CLIPPINGS
1938-1939
19/20 3927-001
SERIES XXXXI : BULLETINS--Union
1936-1939
19/21 3927-001
SERIES XXXXII : MAILINGS
1937-1942
19/22 3927-001
SERIES XXXXIII : BLANK FORMS--miscellaneous
Undated
BLANK FORMS-miscellaneous
1938-1943
Box/Folder Accession
19/23 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1938-1943
19/24 3927-001
Cannery Food Supplies
Undated
19/25 3927-001
Costs and Pack Values
c. 1940
SERIES XXXXIV : LISTS
1938-1940
Box/Folder Accession
19/26 3927-001
SERIES XXXXV : ARTWORK
Undated
19/27 3927-001
Subgroup A : Budget Committee
1941-1942
19/27 3927-001
Subgroup B : California Delegation
1939-1940
19/29 3927-001
Subgroup C : Cooks Committee
1940
19/30-19/34 3927-001
Subgroup D : Delegates Committee
1939-1941, Undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/30 3927-001
Minutes, Reports, Lists & Misc.
1939-1941
19/31-32 3927-001
Applications
Undated
19/33 3927-001
Questionnaires
Undated
19/34 3927-001
Blank Questionnaires
Undated
19/35 3927-001
Subgroup E : Committee on Disciplinary Rules
1938
19/36 3927-001
Subgroup F : Educational Committee
1940
19/37-19/50 3927-001
Subgroup G : Foremen's Qualifying Committee
1937-1941
Box/Folder Accession
19/37 3927-001
Letters of Complaint
1937
19/38-19/41 3927-001
Applications
1938-1941
19/42 3927-001
Lists of foremen and foremen applicants
1938
19/43-19/44 3927-001
Minutes and Rules
1938, 1940
19/45 3927-001
Foremen's Conference
1939
19/46 3927-001
Recommendations for foremen applicants
1940
19/47 3927-001
Letters re: Foremen positions
1940
19/48 3927-001
Notes
1940
19/49 3927-001
Memorandum
1941
19/50 3927-001
Miscellaneous
1938
19/51-19/52 3927-001
Subgroup H : Grievance Committee
1937, Undated
Box/Folder Accession
19/51 3927-001
Claims for extra pay
1937
19/52 3927-001
Grievances of members & employers
1937, Undated
19/53-19/65 3927-001
Subgroup I : Investigation Committee
1937-1940
Box/Folder Accession
19/53 3927-001
Series I: Complaints Regarding Foremen Delegates
1937-1938
19/54-19/61 3927-001
Series II: Delegates' Reports
1939
Box/Folder Accession
19/54 3927-001
Libby, McNeill & Libby
1939
19/55 3927-001
Nakat Packing Company
1939
19/56 3927-001
Alaska Pacific Salmon Co.
1939
19/57 3927-001
Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.
1939
19/58 3927-001
P.E. Harris Company
1939
19/59 3927-001
Copper River Packaging Co./San Juan Fish Packaging Co.
1939
19/60 3927-001
Pioneer Seafoods/Hood Bay; Kadiak/Sebastian Stuart/Emard/Alaska Red Salmon/ Peril Straights
1939
19/61 3927-001
New England Fish Co./Alaska Southern Packaging Co.
1939
19/62 3927-001
Series III: Summons
1940
19/63-19/65 3927-001
Series IV: Miscellaney
1938-1940
20/1 3927-001
Subgroup J : Political Welfare Committee
1938-1939
20/2-20/3 3927-001
Subgroup K : Relief Committee
1937-1938, Undated
20/4 3927-001
Subgroup L : Special Committee Studying Conditions of #7
1939-1940
20/5 3927-001
Subgroup M : Strategy Committee
1938
20/6-20/20 3927-001
Subgroup N : Farm Division
1937-1941
Box/Folder Accession
20/6-20/13 3927-001
SERIES I : GENERAL RECORDS
1937-1941
Box/Folder Accession
20/6 3927-001
General Correspondence
1938-1940
20/7 3927-001
Minutes
1938-1940
20/8 3927-001
Petitions & Authorizations
1940
20/9 3927-001
Membership Records
1937-1938
20/10 3927-001
Agreements Bainbridge Island
1938-1940
20/11 3927-001
General Correspondence
1937-1941
20/12 3927-001
Agreement & Petitions
1937-1941
20/13 3927-001
Authorizations & Lists
1937-1941
20/14-20/18 3927-001
SERIES II : AUBURN-KENT AREA
1941, Undated
Box/Folder Accession
20/14 3927-001
Outgoing Letters
1941
20/15 3927-001
Notes
Undated
20/16 3927-001
Minutes & Lists
1941
20/17 3927-001
Agreements
1941
20/18 3927-001
Membership applications & cards--postal receipts
1941
20/19 3927-001
SERIES III : KENT, ORILLA, O'BRIEN & VICINITY
Undated
Box/Folder Accession
20/19 3927-001
Petition
Undated
20/20 3927-001
SERIES IV : PUYALLUP AREA (SUMNER)
1940
Box/Folder Accession
20/20 3927-001
Incoming Letters
1940
20/21-20/22 3927-001
Subgroup O : UCAPAWA, Local #1--Yakima Valley
1937-1938
Box/Folder Accession
20/21 3927-001
General Correspondence--Mostly Harry V. Olson, Sec. Dist. 1 UCAPAWA
1937-1938
20/22 3927-001
Minutes, Lists, Financial, Contracts
1937
20/23 3927-001
Subgroup P : Port Althorp
1939
Box/Folder Accession
20/23 3927-001
Minutes
1939
Subgroup Q : UCAPAWA, International Represenative/Business Agent
Box/Folder Accession
20/24-20/29 3927-001
SERIES I : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1943-1944
Box/Folder Accession
20/24-26 3927-001
UCAPAWA
1943-1944
20/27 3927-001
UCAPAWA--Donald Henderson
1943
20/28 3927-001
UCAPAWA--Dixie Tiller
1943
20/29 3927-001
UCAPAWA--Legislative & Research Department
1943-1944
20/30-20/37 3927-001
SERIES II : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--LOCAL & BRANCHES
1943-1944
Box/Folder Accession
20/30 3927-001
Local #5, San Francisco
1943-1944
20/31 3927-001
Local #7, False Pass, Alaska
1943- 1944
20/32 3927-001
Local # 7-2, Seattle
1943
20/33 3927-001
Local #222, Petersburg, Alaska
1943
20/34 3927-001
Local # 226, Portland
1943
20/35 3927-001
Local #237, Ketchikan, Alaska
1943
20/36 3927-001
Local # 263, Hoonah, Alaska
1943-1944
20/37 3927-001
Local # 269, Juneau, Alaska
1943
20/38-20/46 3927-001
SERIES III : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1939-1944
Box/Folder Accession
20/38 3927-001
Alaska Delegates
1943
20/39 3927-001
Rose Delama-- S.E. Alaska Cannery Workers
1943-1944
20/40 3927-001
Anthony Dimond--Delegate, Territory of Alaska
1943
20/41 3927-001
Personal Correspondence of A.E. Harding
1943
20/42 3927-001
U.S. National War Labor Board
1943- 1944
20/43 3927-001
U.S. O.P.A. For Additional Gas Allowance
1943-1944
20/44 3927-001
U.S. War Manpower Commission
1943
20/45 3927-001
Van Griffin and Gershon, Attorneys
1939-1943
20/46 3927-001
Miscellaneous Correspondence
1940-1943
20/47-20/53 3927-001
SERIES IV : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE--REGARDING: BLACKLISTING
1943-1944
Box/Folder Accession
20/47 3927-001
Pacific American Fisheries, Inc.
1943-1944
20/48 3927-001
Emard Packing Co.
1944
20/49 3927-001
New England Fish Co.
1943-1944
20/50 3927-001
Red Salmon Canning Co.
1943
20/51 3927-001
Kadiak Fisheries, Inc.
1943
20/52 3927-001
Parks Canning Co.
1943-1944
20/53 3927-001
Peninsula Packing Company
1943
20/54-20/66 3927-001
SERIES V : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE RE:
1942-1944
Box/Folder Accession
20/54 3927-001
Men Justifiably Fired
1943
20/55 3927-001
Back-Door Maneuvering
1942-1943
20/56 3927-001
Bristol Bay Jurisdictional Dispute
1944
20/57 3927-001
Bristol Bay Resident Workers
1943-1944
20/58 3927-001
Chignik Residents
1944
20/59 3927-001
Clearance of Workers With War Department For
1943-1944
20/60-61 3927-001
Copper River Case on Overtime Claim for Painting
1943-1944
20/62 3927-001
Exemptions from Executive Order 9240
1943
20/63 3927-001
Jobs Through Other Unions
1943
20/64 3927-001
Oregon Fruit & Vegetable Canneries
1943
20/65 3927-001
Provisions For Electing Harding Business Agent
1943
20/66 3927-001
Racial Discrimination
1943
Subgroup R : UCAPAWA. International Representative--(Steve Glumaz)
21/35-26/13 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 4 :  CANNERY WORKERS' AND FARM LABORERS' UNION. LOCAL 7. (FOOD, TOBACCO, AGRICULTURAL AND ALLIED WORKERS UNION OF AMERICA-CIO)
Scope and Content:
Arrangement: In their original state, most of the files could not be identified as those of a single officer. They included records primarily of the union's secretary, in mixture with correspondence of the president, other officers and other records. There were, however, some segments, which were distinct files accumulated by a single individual. These papers have been kept intact as subgroups within the appropriate chronological division. In Record Group 4, there are subgroups for the Regional Director/International Organizers Robert Kinney and Wendal Phillips and the Oregon State Director/International Organizer, Frank T. Patterson. These men were not elected officials but worked for the union. The papers in their subgroups were separately and uniformly labeled files.Within each record group, a filing system was devised for the union's correspondence. First, a division was made between correspondence within the union and external correspondence. Internal correspondence was divided between members correspondence (usually separate in the original order), correspondence among officers, correspondence with branches, delegates and the parent international. Member's correspondence is arranged by year, all other correspondence is arranged alphabetically The outgoing letters series consists of flyers and other mailings sent mainly to members.
1933-1949
Box/Folder Accession
21/35-24/86 3927-001
Subgroup A :  General Records
1933-1950
25/1-25/22 3927-001
Subgroup B : FTA. Regional Director/International Organizer (Robert Kinney, Wendal Phillips)
1946-1950
25/23-26/2 3927-001
Subgroup C : FTA. Oregon State Director/International Organizer (Frank T. Patterson)
1944-1949
26/3-26/5 3927-001
Subgroup D : Election Committee
1945, 1947
26/6 3927-001
Subgroup E : Election Investigation Committee
1949
26/7 3927-001
Subgroup F : Emergency Committee
1947
26/8 3927-001
Subgroup G : Foremens Meetings
1946
26/9-10 3927-001
Subgroup H : Grievance Committee
1945(?)-1947
26/11 3927-001
Subgroup I : Organizing Committee
1947
26/12 3927-001
Subgroup J : Rank and File Committee
1947-1948
26/13 3927-001
Subgroup K : Trial Committee
1949
26/14-33/57 3927-001 1943-1987
Subgroup A : General Records
Box/Folder Accession
33/19 3927-001
Subgroup B : Committe for Justice for Domingo and Viernes
1981-1984
33/20 3927-001
Subgroup C : ILWU. Local 37. Fact Finding Committee
1954
33/21-33/56 3927-001 1975-1982
33/57 3927-001
Subgroup E : Valdez, Gregorio A.
1952-1954
33/58-37/12 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 6 : EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PERSONAL PAPERS
Scope and Content:
Arrangement: Subgroups were created reflecting the union's participation in various external organizations, such as the Maritime Federation of the Pacific, various CIO bodies, and Filipino organizations.
1915-1979
Box/Folder Accession
33/58-33/59 3927-001
Subgroup A : Cannery and Agricultural Workers Benevolent Association
1937
33/60 3927-001
Subgroup B : Filipino Community of Seattle
1952-1959
33/61 3927-001
Subgroup C : Filipino Unemployed Cititzen’s League (Filipino Community Welfare League)
1933
33/62-34/20 3927-001
Subgroup D : Maritime Federation of the Pacific
1936-1941
34/21-34/30 3927-001
Subgroup E : Pacific Coast Fisheries Organization and Coordinating Committee
1937-1939
34/31-34/51 3927-001
Subgroup F : Seattle Industrial Labor Union Council (Seattle CIO Council)
1937-1948
34/52-34/59 3927-001
Subgroup G : Washington Commonwealth Federation
1938-1948
34/60-35/13 3927-001
Subgroup H : Washington State Industrial Union Council (Washington CIO)
1938-1950
35/14-35/29 3927-001
Subgroup I : Velasco, Victorio Personal Papers
Arrangement: A small subgroup was created for papers of Victoria Velasco which were found in various places throughout the records. These papers primarily reflect Velasco's involvement with other unions and a small amount related to non-union activities.
1928-1968
35/30-37/12 3927-001
Subgroup J : Viernes, Gene Personal Papers
1937-1980
Box/Folder Accession
35/30-36/47 3927-001
Part 1 General Files
Box/Folder Accession
35/30 3927-001
SERIES I : HISTORICAL FEATURES - “BRIEF HISTORY OF LOCAL SEVEN (FTA-CIO)”
1950
35/31-35/34 3927-001 1953-1979
37/2 3927-001
SERIES III : INTRA-ORGANIZATIONAL CORRESPONDENCE - ILWU # 37
35/35-35/36 3927-001
SERIES IV : OUTGOING LETTERS OF:
1947-1978
35/37-35/39 3927-001
SERIES V : GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1947-1974
35/40-35/42 3927-001
SERIES VI : REPORTS
1915-1977
35/43-35/48 3927-001
SERIES VII : SPEECHES AND WRITINGS
1937-1977, Undated
35/49-35/53 3927-001
SERIES VIII : CONTRACTS
1973-1979
35/54 3927-001
SERIES IX : LEGAL PAPERS - NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD CASES
1948, 1978
35/55 3927-001
SERIES X : COURT PAPERS
1947-194
35/56 3927-001
SERIES XI : FINANCIAL RECORDS
1946-1970
35/57-36/1 3927-001
SERIES XII : TRANSCRIPTS
1936-1939
36/1 3927-001
SERIES XIII : FORMS
Undated
36/2-36/3 3927-001
SERIES XIV : LISTS
1942-1976, Undated
36/4-36/5 3927-001
SERIES XV : PETITION
1977, Undated
36/6 3927-001
SERIES XVI : PROGRAMS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1952, Undated
36/8 3927-001
SERIES XVII : PAMPHLETS
1948
36/9-36/11 3927-001
SERIES XVIII : PUBLICATIONS
1971-1977
36/12-36/13 3927-001
SERIES IXX : PHOTOGRAPHS
1973, Undated
36/14 3927-001
SERIES XX : NOTES - ILWU # 37
1968
36/15 3927-001
SERIES XXI : EPHEMERA
1952-1979
36/16-36/31; Oversize VF36 3927-001
SERIES XXII : NEWSLETTERS
1922-1979
36/32-36/47 3927-001
SERIES XXIII : CLIPPINGS
1929-1980
36/47 3927-001
SERIES XXIV : PROCESSING NOTES
Undated
Part 2 Alaska Cannery Workers Association
38-53; Oversized VF 36 3927-001
RECORD GROUP 7 : MISCELLANEOUS SERIES
Scope and Content:
Box/Folder Accession
38 & Oversized VF 36 3927-001
PHOTOGRAPHS
39-53 3927-001
DISPATCHING, CREW LISTS, MEMBERSHIP AND FINANCIAL RECORDS (Unsorted)
ca.1930s-1980

Accession No. 3927-002: Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7 records, approximately 1930s-2000sReturn to Top

15.4 cubic feet (12 boxes)

Scope and Content: Records of the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, Region 37 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Materials primarily document the later part of Region 37's history from approximately 1980 to 2000 and include files related to Alaska salmon season cannery crews, seafood companies and fisheries, contract negotiations, workplace organizing, shop steward reports and training, union history projects, correspondence and other records from the international of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the Alaskero News newsletter, legal files and grievances, and the Seafood Workers Educational and Economic Projects (SWEEP). A small subset of the records are from approximately the 1930s-1950s when the union was still named the Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union, Local 7, including press, flyers, subject files on elections and Filipino laborers, newsletters, reports, and contract agreements.

Restrictions on Access: Closed until processed. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Terri Mast, Secretary Treasurer, Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
RECORD GROUP 1 3927-002
REGION 37 OF THE INLANDBOATMEN'S UNION/INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION
approximately 1980-2000
Box Accession
Box 1 3927-002
Fisheries company files and salmon season cannery crew files
1990-2000
Box 2 3927-002
Contract negotiation files, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) conventions and conferences, Region 37 constitutions and bylaws
approximately 1980-2000
Box 3 3927-002
Contract negotiation files, shop steward training materials and reports, summer and winter season cannery crew files, grievances
approximately 1990-2005
Box 4 3927-002
Shop steward training materials and reports, health and safety, Wards Cove closure, summer and winter salmon season cannery crew files, press and union history files, grievances and arbitrations
approximately 1980-2000
Box 5 3927-002
Workplace organizing files, Photographs, News Clippings and Other Published Material on Labor Organizing and Seafood Industry, Alaskero News Newsletter Drafts, Training Materials
approximately 1980-2005
Box 6 3927-002
Workplace organizing files, primarily regarding workers at Icicle Seafoods in Alaska; news clippings and other published material; "Alaskero News" newsletter
approximately 1980-1989
Box 7 3927-002
Seafood Workers Educational and Economic Projects (SWEEP) records, including non-profit status, financial records, by-laws, board of directors, brochures, and tax records; shop steward training Material
approximately 1986-1987
Box 8 3927-002
Shop steward training material; Committee for Justice for Domingo and Viernes (CJDV) files; labor law and legal case files; Pioneer Alaskero Project; death certificates; news clippings and other published material; contracts
approximately 1980-1990
Box 9 3927-002
Records from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) international, including correspondence, convention material, minutes, newsletters, and constitutions; Regional 37 contracts and negotiation files; personnel issues and grievance records;
approximately 1980-1990
Box 10 3927-002
Workplace organizing files and Region 37 General Files: University of Oregon Labor Center, Seafood Workers Educational and Economic Projects (SWEEP); International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) International and other longshore locals correspondenc
approximately 1980-1990
Box 11 3927-002
Region 37 Executive Board minutes and correspondence; shop steward reports and correspondence; seafood and packing company files; and grievances
approximately 1980-1989
RECORD GROUP 2 3927-002
CANNERY WORKERS AND FARM LABORERS UNION, LOCAL 7
approximately 1930-1950
Box Accession
Box 12 3927-002
Newsclippings, flyers, and other ephemera, including subject files on election and Filipino laborers and the war; newsletters; reports; contract agreements; draft history of Local 7 by T. A. Rojo
approximately 1930-1950

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Labor unions--Washington (State)--Seattle--Archives
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)

Corporate Names

  • Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union. Local 7 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Baruso, Constantine (creator)
    • Hatten, C. T (creator)
    • Jackson, Roy, 1916-2000 (creator)
    • Mensalvas, Chris D.,  -1977 (creator)
    Corporate Names
    • Alaska Cannery Workers Association (creator)
    • Alaska Salmon Industry, Inc (creator)
    • Cannery Workers Benevolent Association (creator)
    • Congress of Industrial Organizations (U.S.) (creator)
    • Food, Tobacco, Agricultural, and Allied Workers Union of America (creator)
    • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (creator)
    • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 37 (Seattle, Wash.) (creator)
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)
    • Maritime Federation of the Pacific Coast (creator)
    • Nakat Packing Corporation (creator)
    • New England Fish Company (creator)
    • Pacific American Fisheries, Inc (creator)
    • United Cannery, Agricultural, Packing, and Allied Workers of America (creator)
    • United States. National Labor Relations Board (creator)
    • Washington Commonwealth Federation (creator)
    • Washington Industrial Union Council (creator)