Browse: Collections Creators Subjects Repositories Digital Collections
Log In | Contact Us | View List (0)

Retail Clerks Union Local 770 Scrapbook Collection, 1942-1959Save to your list. | Special Collections & Archives

Title: Retail Clerks Union Local 770 Scrapbook Collection, 1942-1959Save to your list.
ID: URB/RCU
Extent: 12.18 Linear Feet
expand icon Abstract
The Retail Clerks International Union (RCIU) Local 770 works to secure rights, negotiate wages, and resolve contract disputes for California-based retail employees. Joseph T. DeSilva helped form the RCIU and led Local 770 as executive secretary for over 35 years. DeSilva realized the RCIU’s political potential, leveraging strikes and shrewd negotiation tactics for local union members. Local 770 supported women’s rights, fair pay for African Americans and other minorities, labor legislation, and worked to address concerns of the surrounding community. The Retail Clerks Union, Local 770 Scrapbook Collection documents the union’s organizational activities, including union strikes, labor disputes, and worker-oriented political activity. The collection consists of scrapbooks containing national and local newspaper clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, magazines, photographs, campaign flyers, conference documentation, and other materials. Scrapbooks roughly cover the years 1942 to 1959.
expand icon Creators
expand icon Forms of Material (links to similar genres)
expand icon Administrative Information
Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Email Us


Page Generated in: 0.15 seconds (using 150 queries).
Using 6.44MB of memory. (Peak of 6.55MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21
Copyright ©2011 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign