The Tony Salcido International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Collection consists of booklets, correspondence, financial statements, manuals, minutes of meetings, and reports which primarily document his long and significant career as a dock worker, union member and leader of the ILWU, Local 13. Salcido has also collected many documents of historical significance from friends. Other materials include ballots, brochures, buttons, cards, cartoons, photographs, pins, and a series of publications. The collection has been divided into eleven series: ILWU, International Executive Board (1919-1991), ILWU, Local 13 (1942-1992), Committee and Council Records (1951-1991), ILWU Conventions (1971-1991), ILWU Caucuses (1974-1992), Arbitration Awards (1940-1991), Legal Issues (1926-1991), Agreements and Contracts (1938-1991), Subject Files (1929-1992), Union History (1946-2009), and Non-Manuscript Material (1962-1996).
Series I, ILWU, International Executive Board, contains typed minutes of the International Executive Board, which Tony Salcido attended as an officer representing ILWU, Local 13. Files also contain minute attachments and records specifically related to Coast wide issues. These include agreements, constitution booklets, correspondence, election campaign records, financial statements, and memoranda. Of particular interest are files documenting the issues of "Blue Book" Unionism, Fighting Fund Assessment, ILA and ILWU Mutual Aid Agreement, Presidential Elections for 1991, and Staff Pension Trust. Files are arranged alphabetically by title and chronologically within each section.
Series II, ILWU, Local 13, contains files specifically related to the activities of ILWU, Local 13 of which Tony Salcido was a member beginning in 1949. Records include ballots, bulletins, correspondence, financial statements, minutes, motions and actions, reports, rules, regulations and related administrative documents. Important issues documented in this series include dispatch rules, local election campaigns, regular member meetings and union finances. The files are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Series III, Committee and Council Records, includes records created during Salcido's service on several committees and councils during his career as a longshoreman on the Los Angeles waterfront. Committees and councils represented in the records include: CLRC, Coast Pro Rata, Grievance, PMA-LLRC, Joint LRC, Registration, Stewards Council and Trial Committee. Files include agreements, appeals, arbitration guidelines, bulletins, committee minutes, complaint reports, correspondence, dispatch rules, financial statements, training manuals, transcripts and related documentation. Files are arranged alphabetically by name of committee or council.
Series IV, ILWU Conventions, includes materials Salcido acquired when he attended many of the annual conventions of the ILWU as a delegate or member of Local 13's executive board. Files found in this series include agendas, correspondence, delegate credentials and rosters, financial reports, minutes and proceedings, news releases, policy statements, remarks of union officers, reports, and resolutions. Files are arranged chronologically by year of convention.
Series V, ILWU Caucuses, consists of materials created while Salcido was a member of the Divisional Caucuses of the Longshoremen's and Walking bosses Caucus, and the Local Caucuses of ILWU, Local 13. The series has been divided into two subseries, accordingly. Salcido was a member of both caucuses during his more than forty years working on the waterfront. Files include agendas, amendments, cartoons, correspondence, internal memoranda, job duties, minutes, newspaper articles, personal notes, reports, resolutions, statistics and voting records. Files are arranged chronologically by caucus year.
Series VI, Arbitration Awards, contains awards and decision documentation on such issues as dispatch disputes, health and safety issues, jurisdictional disputes, registration and de-registration, strikes and training. The files are arranged alphabetically.
Series VII, Legal Issues, contains files from legal cases that cover a wide range of disputes between the union and management as well as between individual workers and the union itself. Cases that could not be resolved internally were heard before the National Labor Relations Board, United States District Court or the Court of Appeals. Records include briefs, consent decrees, correspondence, court orders, judgments, laws and procedures, legal proceedings, memoranda of understanding, motions, and related reports by Local 13's lawyer George Shibley. Of particular importance are cases dealing with attorney fees, de-registration, lost wages, race and sex discrimination, promotion, and seniority. Files are arranged alphabetically by plaintiff or subject.
Series VIII, Agreements and Contracts, contains addendums, agendas, agreement booklets, amendments, brochures, contract document booklets, correspondence, job descriptions, listings and rates, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, pay stubs, pension fund information, proposals, and reports. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series IX, Subject Files, includes documentation of Crane Operation, the ILWU Oral History Project, the Longshoremen’s Memorial Association, the Pacific Coast Marine safety code, the PMA, employee benefits, pensions, registration, safety and health issues. This series contains agendas, articles, booklets, bulletins, calendars, cartoons, correspondence, flyers, legislation, logs, manuals, minutes, newsletters, notes, pamphlets, photographs, proposals reports, and workbooks. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series X, Union History, contains book excerpts, dissertations, essays, publications, and newspaper clippings, which focus on union history. Topics in these files include leadership, longshore industry, Los Angeles labor movement, the strike of 1934, West Coast longshore industry and worldwide industrial workers. Files are arranged alphabetically.
Series XI, Non-Manuscript Material, contains campaign buttons, membership cards, pro-union buttons, delegate pins, convention name tags, a "red plug" that was used for jobs out of the Dispatch Hall, membership books and other related memorabilia. The items are arranged in alphabetical order by subject and then chronologically within each section where applicable.