The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Records, Part II documents the establishment, development, goals, and achievements of unionism on the Pacific Coast through agreements, arbitration awards, bulletins, convention proceedings, committee records, contracts, correspondence, legal documents, working papers and audio-tapes. The records describe in detail labor/management relations, labor conditions on the waterfront, the sudden effects of mechanization on the longshore labor force, and the day-to-day administration of this longshore union. The collection is organized in three parts, of which this is Part II. Part II has been divided into ten major series: Executive Board and Regular Meetings, Local 13 (1934-1948, 1958-1978), Committee and Council Records (1933-1989), Arbitration Awards (1934-1986), Longshore, Ship Clerks, and Walking Bosses Caucus (1960-1981), Subject Files (1935-1985), General Correspondence Files (1941-1986), ILWU Contract Agreements (1938-1987), ILWU Legal Case Files (1940-1977), ILWU Bulletins and Newsletters (1956-1985), and Non-Manuscript Material.
Series I, Executive Board and Regular Meetings, Local 13, continues the series of the same name in Part I, and as such consists predominately of minutes for meetings of the Executive Board and Regular Meetings of the membership at Local 13 Union Hall, Wilmington. Also included in the minutes are table of contents (indexes) for meetings of the Executive Board for the period 1943-1948 and attendance rosters for the period 1958-1975. The files also contain minutes of Stop Work Meetings of Local 13's membership. The minutes are arranged in chronological order. Audio recordings of meetings of regular membership (1958-1977), stop work meetings (1959-1977), the "Unemployed 500" (February 1966), the Stewards Council (December 1959), Trial Committee hearings of Jack Riley and M. Gutierrez (January 1965) and several other ILWU events are recorded on three hundred and five (305), seven inch (7") reel-to-reel tapes. The tapes are arranged in chronological order, with a small section of tapes filed alphabetically and are stored separately.
Series II, Committee and Council Records, contains attendance records, correspondence, membership lists, minutes, notes, reports and working papers for the many committees created to administrative run ILWU activities. Continuations of committee records found in Part I are included in this series. The files for the three Labor Relations committees (Area, Coast and Joint) are filed alphabetically, rather than together as seen in Part I. Labor relations files for the period 1970-1978 were included in the papers of Rudy Rubio. Additional material found in Part II for the Membership Committee does not include minutes. Committee assignments that did not appear in Part I include: Accident Prevention Committee, Longshoremen's Memorial Association Committee, Negotiation Committee - National Lines Bureau, Inc., Picket Committee, Safety Committee and Strike Committee. Materials are filed alphabetically by committee name.
Series III, Arbitration Awards, continues the arbitration hearings found in Part I and continues the documentation of union and employer complaints, conflicts and labor issues. Arbitration documents are divided into three subseries. Arbitration Procedures (1959-1977), contains arbitration procedures and one notebook of LRC cases filed chronologically. Section XI(g) Awards (1939) contains one file folder for 1939 awards relating to Section XI(g) of the labor agreement. Related Documents (1934-1986) contains arbitration rulings, correspondence, notes and related case documents for individual awards. These files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series IV, Longshore, Ship Clerks, and Walking Bosses Caucus, continues the series of the same name in Part I and as such documents the caucus proceedings for the bi-annual meetings of the LSCWBC. There are volumes missing as was the case in Part I. This series has been further divided into two subseries: Proceedings (1965-1967), filed in chronological order; and Lou Loveridge Files (1960-1981), consisting of memoranda, notes, proposals, reports, resolutions, remarks of union leaders and summarized minutes. Loveridge wrote many marginal notes during caucus meetings. The files are arranged in chronological order.
Series V, Subject Files, include the files of Lou Loveridge, Rudy Rubio and Tony Salcido, all former officers of ILWU, Local 13. The records include constitutional amendments, convention packets, correspondence, clippings, publications, policy statements, proposals, reports, working papers and related documents covering a wide variety of topics. Of particular significance are convention packets and working papers of Lou Loveridge for the biennial convention of the ILWU for the period 1965-1971, the meeting minutes of the International Executive Board for the period 1974-1980, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Bulletin 1983-1985 and the correspondence files of striking union locals. The series also contains a twenty-five percent (25%) sampling of conditional penalty reports, employer complaints, jurisdictional dispute report, union complaints and visitor registration slips. Materials are filed alphabetically.
Series VI, General Correspondence Files, contains those early administrative correspondence files saved by ILWU, Local 13. The files are arranged in chronological order.
Series VII, ILWU Contract Agreements, contains agreements, correspondence, notes and working papers which document contract negotiations between the ILWU and the many waterfront employers hiring longshoremen and warehousemen. Of particular significance are the agreements with Crescent Warehouse Company, Ltd.; Koppel Bulk Terminal; M.G.R.S. Corporation, Catalina and the National Lines Bureau, Inc. The series also contains the basic West Coast agreements with the Pacific Maritime Association (formerly the Waterfront Employers Association) and the general commercial warehouse, gearmen and sweepers agreements. The files are arranged in alphabetical order.
Series VIII, ILWU Legal Case Files, contains cases brought before the District Court, Superior Court and Court of Appeals; the National Labor Relations Board and the District Court for the District of Hawaii. The series includes incomplete legal files of correspondence, documents filed in court and court notices. Of particular importance for ILWU organizing activities in Hawaii (Local 36) is the 1949 case brought before the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii against President of the Senate Wilfred C. Tsukiyama, et al. There is also a small file of documents for the Harry Bridges case. Other unions represented among the legal papers include the Seafarers International Union of North America, the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and Marine Cooks and Stewards, AFL. The cases are arranged in alphabetical order.
Series IX, ILWU Bulletins and Newsletters, contains the ILWU, Local 13 Bulletin for the period 1967-1985. Of particular importance are the Strike Bulletins put out during the 1971-1972 strike. Members of Local 13 also published alternative newsletters such as John Pandora's One Member's Opinion and The Quorum during the 1970s and 1980s. Several other ILWU publications represented in this small series include caucus, contract and election bulletins and releases, Area Strike Bulletin (1971-1972) published by the ILWU Area Publicity Committee, the International's One Member's Opinion also published by John Pandora (1976-1982) and several issues of the newsletter published by the Marine Clerks Association during the 1971 strike. The files are arranged in alphabetical order by title or local.
Series X, Non-Manuscript Material includes audio recordings, memorabilia, photographs, wooden plaques presented to ILWU, Local 13, and other similar items, including several hundred index cards listing strikebreakers, company goons and other known anti-union figures.