Historical Note

Arrangement

Scope and Content

Restrictions on Access

Restrictions on Use

Separated Material

Bibliography

Inventory   [ + ]

Subject Terms


Guide to the King County Labor Council Records



Manuscript Collection No.: 1940
Creator: AFL-CIO. King County Labor Council of Washington , creator
Title: King County Labor Council records
Date Span: 1889-2008
Quantity: 41.68 cubic ft. (62 boxes)
Languages: Collection materials are in English.
Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity, 1902-1952 Golden Anniversary program. Special Collections, UW Libraries

Funding for encoding this finding aid was partially provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities



Historical Note

The King County Labor Council has long been the communal decision-making body of the various union locals in King County. From the mid-1920s until the reunification of the AFL and CIO in 1955, only AFL-affiliated unions were represented on the Council. At other times, however, the vast majority of King County's locals had a voice on the Council.

The Council has passed through at least four distinct periods in its history. The Council originally began in 1888 as the Western Central Labor Union. This body changed its name to the Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity in 1905. These groups occasionally joined coalitions with Populists and other reform groups in local and state politics. Nonetheless, much of the early Council's energy was spent simply trying to survive. The second phase of the Council's history began roughly in 1914 with the labor shortage that allowed unions to organize much of Seattle. The Council grew increasingly radical in this period and became the dominant force in Seattle's powerful progressive coalition. The loss of the Council's power began with the mass layoffs of shipyard workers after World War I. These layoffs led the Council to call the Seattle General Strike of 1919, the only truly city-wide general strike in American history. Employers responded to the failed strike with an open shop drive that de-unionized most of King County. A series of internal power struggles plagued the Council after the strike. The Council voted to expel members of the Industrial Workers of the World in late 1919 and Communist Party members in 1925.

The growing conservative influence in the Council was solidified when Dave Beck and his Teamsters came to dominate the group in the late 1920s. The third phase of the Council's history was thus business unionism, Beck-style. Dave Beck began his career as a driver for the Council's cooperative laundry but rapidly rose to become the chief Teamster organizer west of the Rockies. Beck used the strategic position of truck drivers in the economy to start rebuilding the strength of organized labor in Seattle. If the Council declared a firm to be "unfair to labor," he could often prevent the firm from trucking its goods to market. Despite Beck's occasionally ruthless tactics, he believed that businesses had a right to make a profit. When the Great Depression spurred widespread organizing drives, many firms concluded that they would much rather deal with the avowedly anti-radical Beck than with a CIO union. The Council routinely backed Beck in his jurisdictional disputes with CIO and independent unions. Thus, by the end of World War II, Seattle was largely a closed-shop AFL town. Under Beck's reign, the Council stayed fairly aloof from politics, endorsing moderate pro-labor Democrats and spurning the leftist coalitions that fought for local and state offices.

The fourth stage of the Council's history, its reentry into local politics, began with the merger of the AFL and CIO in 1955. The expanded Council was quickly put on the defensive by statewide right-to-work proposals in Initiative 198 in 1956 and Initiative 202 in 1958. The Council played a leading role in the campaigns that defeated these measures. After these victories, the Council went on the offensive. It started a pro-labor public relations campaign in 1959 that included donating money to charities and promoting radio and television appearances by labor leaders. Beginning in 1964, the Council's Committee on Political Education launched major voter registration drives before elections. The growth of public sector unions in the 1950s and 1960s, coupled with the addition of progressive CIO unions, led the Council to endorse expanded social services and public housing in this period. The Council also supported the efforts of Seattle civil rights groups during the 1960s. Nonetheless, the Council retained some traces of business unionism. It gave a no-strike pledge during the 1962 World's Fair and often helped the Chamber of Commerce lobby for subsidies for local businesses.

During the latter years of the 20th century, the period documented in Accession 1940-2, the council's executive secretaries were, in succession: James K. Bender, Dan Bickford, Ron Judd, and Steve Williamson.

Arrangement

Organized into 4 accessions.

Accession No. 1940-001, King County Labor Council Records, 1889-1970
Accession No. 1940-002, King County Labor Council Records, 1970-2003
Accession No. 1940-003, King County Labor Council Records, 1999-2008
Accession No. 1940-004, King County Labor Council, Provisional Trades Section Minutes, 1935-1971

Scope and Content

Correspondence, primarily with affiliated unions (1950-2003), minutes (1913-1970, 1987-1997), financial records (1912-1919, 1982-1999), membership records (1889-1969), subject files (1925-2002), and reports (1957-1959, 1966-1968). Also includes records of the Council's committees and affiliated labor organizations, including the Domestic Workers Union (1917), Seattle American Publishing Co. (1907), United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative 202 (1958), and United Labor Advisory Committee to Defeat Initiative 198 (1956).

Restrictions on Access

The records are open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

Material authored by representative of the King County Labor Council may be copied or quoted.

Separated Material

Issues of the Council's newspaper, The Scanner, that were received with the records were sent to the Microforms and Newspaper Collection, University of Washington Libraries.

Bibliography

The Libraries' Microforms and Newspapers Collection owns a complete microfilm collection of the Union Record: The Official Journal of the Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity and a partial microfilm run of The Scanner and King County Labor News. The Union Record was published from 1900 to 1928. The Scanner began in 1968 and is still printed.

Jonathan Dembo's An Historical Bibliography of Washington State Labor and Laboring Classes (unpublished, 1978) lists many published sources which deal with the history of the King County Central Labor Council. The most important recently published works which relate to the Council's history are Jonathan Dembo, Unions and Politics in Washington State (New York: Garland Publishing, 1983) and Dana Frank, Purchasing Power: Consumer Organizing, Gender, and the Seattle Labor Movement, 1919-1929 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994). There are essentially no books that deal with the post-1940 history of the Council.


Inventory

  
Accession No. 1940-001
King County Labor Council records, 1889-1970
18.26 cubic ft. (38 boxes)
Scope and Content
Administrative Records primarily document the end of the third and the start of the fourth period of the Council's history. The bulk consists of the files of Chet W. Ramage, executive secretary of the Council from Oct. 1959 through 1968. Most correspondence dates from that period. There are virtually no letters from before 1950. Incoming letters are sorted and indexed by name of author, while outgoing and inter-office letters are organized chronologically. The correspondence primarily involved member unions and government officials. The subject files—which contain reports, memoranda, and some correspondence grouped together by subject—mostly cover topics between 1946 and 1970. There are, however, small subject files on the 1919 strike, the Council's internal power struggles in the early 1920s, and the AFL vs. CIO jurisdictional disputes of the 1930s. The accession also contains the complete minutes of the Council from 1915 to 1954 and from 1963 to 1970, documenting all of the organization's formal resolutions and actions. There is also a copy of the minutes of the Council's Executive Board for 1906 to 1907, 1913 to 1957, 1960 to 1965, and 1969 to 1970. The Executive Board's primary duty was to hear union complaints against local businesses and to decide which firms would be placed on the "unfair" list. In addition, the Council's membership and tax records from 1889 to 1962 are found in this accession.
Records of the Council's committees make up another series. Included are committees to defeat the right-to-work initiatives in 1956 and 1958, the Public Relations Committee from 1959 to 1963, and the Committee on Political Education from 1963 to 1968 form another subgroup.
The West Central Labor Union Records series consists of the minutes and the financial records of the Council's predecessor, the West Central Labor Union, from 1891 to 1905.
The Other Labor Organizations series includes records from the United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative 202, the Seattle American Publishing Company, and others.
Digital Content/Other Formats
View selections from this collection in digital format.
Restrictions on Use
For "Seattle General Strike Materials" in box 6, researchers must use photocopies rather than originals.
Oversize boxes 37 and 38 are stored offsite; advance notice is required for their use.
Acquisition Info
Donated by King County Labor Council in 1969 and 1972.
Processing Info
An earlier donation, Accession no. 1201, was merged with records from the 1969/1972 donation to form Accession no. 1940-001 in ca. 2000.
Box/FolderDate
Boxes 1-24, 37, 38 SERIES I: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
1/1 Subseries: Historical Features undated
1/2 Subseries: Organizational Features 1961
1/3-4 Subseries: Outgoing Letters 1946-1968
Subseries: General Correspondence
1/5Adams, Brock1965-1968
1/6Air Division - Rainier Lodge No. 3009, Brotherhood of Railway Clerks1961-1969
1/7Air Line Pilots Association1960-1965
1/8Alaska Fish Cannery Workers' Union of the Pacific1965
1/9Allied Printing Trades Council1960, 1961, 1964, 1965
1/10American Federation of Labor - President1950-1955
1/11AFL-CIO. Organizers1959-1965
1/12-13AFL-CIO. President (George Meany)1957-1968
1/14AFL-CIO. Maritime Trades Department1963, 1966-1967
1/15AFL-CIO. Union Label and Service Trades Department1960, 1965-1969
1/16-17AFL-CIO. Miscellaneous1957-1968
1/18American Federation of Television and Radio Artists1960-1969
1/19American Federation of Women's Auxiliary of Labor. Seattle Clerks Council1959
1/20American Newspaper Guild1966
1/21American Newspaper Guild #821962, 1964, 1968
1/22Arthritis and Rheumatism Foundation. Western Washington Chapter1960
1/23Auto Painters, Local #5181960, 1968
1/24Auto Sheet Metal Workers, Local #3871961, 1968
2/1Automotive Machinists, International Association, Lodge # 2891958-1969
2/2Automotive Trade Council of Seattle, King County and Vicinity1960-1965, 1967
2/3Bakery and Confectionery Workers, Seattle Local1952
2/4Barbers, Journeymen, International Union, Local #1951961-1969
2/5Bartenders, International Union #4871962-1969
2/6Beauticians, International Union, Local #1951960-1968
2/7Bender, James1968
2/8Bering Sea Fishermen's Union1968
2/9Better Business Standards Association1960-1968
2/10Bill Posters and Billers International Alliance, #491961-1966
2/11Boiler Makers, Iron Ship Builders, Helpers International Brotherhood, #1041960-1969
2/12Bookbinders, International Brotherhood, Local #221961-1962
2/13Bookbinders, International Brotherhood, #871960-1969
2/14Boot and Shoe Workers Union, Local #371960-1967
2/15Re: Bostonian, Armene E. (National Labor Relations Board)1964-1969
2/16Boy Scouts of America1960, 1962, 1966
2/17Brick and Clay Workers, United, Local #4581960, 1962
2/18Brick and Clay Workers, United, Local #5821961-1969
2/19Bricklayers, Masons, Plasterers, International Union, Local #21967
2/20Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers International Association, Local #5061962-1969
2/21Bridge, Structural, Reinforcing Steel and Ornamental Iron Workers, Riggers and Machinery Movers, Local #861962-1969
2/22-23Broom and Whisk Broom Makers, #84 (Lighthouse for the Blind)1958-1961
3/1Broom and Whisk Broom Makers, #84 (Lighthouse for the Blind)1961-1963, 1966
3/2-3Building and Construction Trades Council, Seattle1946, 1963-1969
3/4-7Building Service Employees International Union, Local #61958-1969
3/8Building Trades Council, Seattle1946-1950
3/9Card and Label League, Renton and Vicinity1966
3/10Card and Label League, Seattle1953, 1968
3/11Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood, #1311962-1969
3/12Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood, Local #13681964, 1965, 1969
3/13Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood, #12891960-1969
3/14Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood, Local #17081961
3/15Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood, Local #17971958-1961, 1965
3/16Carpenters and Joiners, United Brotherhood. Millmen's Union, Local #3381961-1969
3/17Carpet, Linoleum, and Soft Tile Layers Union, Local #12381964-1969
3/18Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers', International Union #371968
3/19Cement, Lime, and Gypsum Workers', International Union #471960-1969
3/20Central Labor Councils1959-1966
Bremerton Labor Council
Grays Harbor Labor Council
Kitsap County Central Labor Council
Pierce County Central Labor Council
Skagit Valley Central Labor Council
Snohomish County Labor Council
Spokane County Labor Council
Wenatchee Central Labor Council
Whatcom County Central Labor Council
3/21Central Labor Councils, East of the Mississippi1960, 1962, 1965
3/22Central Labor Councils, West of the Mississippi1960-1968
3/23Century Savings and Loan Association1961-1963
4/1Re: Century 21 Meetings1958-1962
4/2Chamber of Commerce, Seattle1964-1968
4/3Chamber of Commerce, Seattle. Construction and Civic Development Division1961
4/4Chemical Workers, International Union #1211960-1963, 1968
4/5Children's Home Society, Washington1969
4/6Citizens Committee for Postal Reform1969
4/7Citizens Committee to Modernize 1909 Sunday Blue Law1961-1962
4/8Committee of 100 - Continental, Inc. (Greater Seattle YMCA Development Program)1961
4/9Communications Workers of America, District 91968-1969
4/10Cooks and Assistants #331960-1968
4/11CIO Council, Seattle1957
4/12Council of Planning Affiliates1968
4/13Council on Aging1963-1968
4/14Culinary Workers and Bartenders Union, Local #5961956, 1961, 1963, 1969
4/15Democrats (Miscellaneous)1963-1964, 1967
4/16Dental Workers Union #291961
4/17Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers International #10021960-1969
4/18Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers International Union #12071966-1969
4/19Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood #461959-1968
4/20Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood #771950, 1954, 1961-1969
4/21Elevator Constructors, International Union #191960-1968
4/22Embalmers, Master Licensed #181891960-1962
4/23Farm Workers National Association (United Farm Workers)1965-1969
4/24Fire Fighters, International Association #271961-1969
4/25Fire Fighters, International Association, Local #8641969
4/26Fire Fighters, International Association, (Renton) #16041966
4/27Fire Fighters, International Association #12571961
4/28Fire Fighters, International Association #13521968-1969
4/29Fire Fighters, International Association, (King County Fire District #11), Local #18101969
4/30Firemen and Oilers, International Brotherhood #1931961-1962, 1967-1968
4/31Firemen's Marine Union. Seattle Branch1967
4/32Flight Engineers International Association, Seattle1959-1962, 1966
4/33Flint Glass Workers Union, American, Local #681964-1965
4/34Furniture Workers Union, Local #31971960-1966
4/35Garmatz, Edward1966
5/1Garment Workers of America, United, Local #171960-1969
5/2Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local #50undated
5/3Glass Bottle Blowers Association, Local #871962-1969
5/4Glove Workers Union of Americaundated
5/5Government Employees, American Federation, #401960-1967
5/6Government Employees, American Federation #21961963
5/7Grain Millers, American Federation, International #861961-1969
5/8Greater Seattle Incorporated1959-1969
5/9Heat and Frost Inspectors and Asbestos Workers, International Association Local #71965, 1969
5/10Hod Carriers and General Laborers Union, Local #2421960-1969
5/11Horseshoers Union, Local #131961
5/12Hospital Workers, Seattle and King County, Local #3011954-1960, 1964
5/13-20Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartenders, International Union. Local Joint Executive Board1955-1968
6/1Hotel, Motel, and Club Service Employees Union, Local #5511961-1969
6/2Independence Day Celebration Committee, Seattle1960-1968
6/3Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific1962-1969
6/4Insurance Workers Union, International, Local #11959, 1962-1965
6/5International Little League Baseball Association, Seattle League1963
6/6Jackson, Henry M.1960-1968
6/7Jewelry Workers Union, International, Local #301961, 1968-1969
6/8Journeymen Tailors Union, Local #711961-1964, 1969
6/9King County. Commissioners and Other County Offices1960-1967
6/10King County Citizens For All-Purpose Stadium Now1966
6/11King County Coroners Employees, Local #16521960-1967
6/12King County Law Enforcement Employees, Local #9671958-1963
6/13King County Welfare Employees, Local #8431965-1969
6/14KIRO Radio and Television1965-1966, 1969
6/15-16Ladies Garment Workers Union, International, Local #1841960-1969
6/17Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drivers, Local #5661964-1965
6/18League of Women Voters of Seattle1960-1967
Box
37/1Leif Erikson League    OVERSIZE1964, 1968
Box/Folder
6/19Letter Carriers, National Association, Seattle Branch, Local #791960-1969
6/20Litchman, Mark1963, 1965
6/21Lithographers and Photoengravers, International Union #231962-1966
6/22Lithographers and Photoengravers, International Union, Local #451964-1969
6/23Luggage Workers Union, Local #511959-1969
6/24Lumber and Sawmill Workers' Union, Local #25191959-1969
6/25Machinists, International Association, Seattle Flight Engineer Lodge #12581960-1964
6/26Machinists, International Association, Hope Lodge #791960-1969
6/27Machinists, International Association, Aeronautical Industrial District, Lodge #7511959-1967
6/28Machinists, International Association, Air Transport Lodge #10401960-1961
6/29Machinists, International Association, Air Transport Lodge #13511964
6/30Magnuson, Warren G.1960-1968
7/1Mailers Union, Seattle, Local #321960-1969
7/2Marine Cooks and Stewards, Seattle1958, 1960, 1964
7/3Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, #38 and Pacific Coast District1959-1968
7/4Maritime Trades Department, Puget Sound District Council1963-1969
7/5Marking Device Union, Local #6291968
7/6Masters, Mates and Pilots, International, Local #61968
7/7Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America, Amalgamated (Miscellaneous Locals)1960, 1964, 1967
7/8-9Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen Union, Amalgamated, Meat Cutters, Local #811961-1969
7/10Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen Union, Amalgamated, Packinghouse, Local #1861963-1964, 1968
7/11Meeds, Lloyd1965-1968
7/12Metal Polishers, Buffers, Platers, and Helpers International Union, Local #141961-1964, 1968
7/13-14Metal Trades Council of Seattle and Vicinity1960-1966
7/15-17Musicians Association, Seattle, Local #761960-1969
7/18Re: Musician's Convention1962
7/19National Conference of Christians and Jews. Washington Region1964-1969
7/20National Council of Senior Citizens1964-1968
7/21National Maritime Union of America1962-1963, 1967, 1969
7/22Nile Shrine Circus1962-1965
7/23Northwest Council for Economic Education1963-1967
7/24Office and Professional Employees, Local #81958
8/1-2Office and Professional Employees, Local #81958-1969
8/3Office and Professional Employees, Local #3491960-1961
8/4Offset Workers, Printing Pressmen, and Assistants' Union #391960-1967
8/5Operating Engineers, International, Local #2861964-1969
8/6Operating Engineers, International Union, #3021960-1969
8/7Operating Engineers, International Union, Local #3031967-1968
8/8Operating Engineers, International Union, Local #6091961, 1969
8/9Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, International Association, Plasterer's Union Local #771966
8/10Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons, International Association, Cement Masons Local #5281960-1961, 1964-1969
8/11Paint and Brush Makers Union #10941967-1969
8/12Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Brotherhood, #51959, 1963
8/13Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Brotherhood, #321960-1962
8/14Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Local #1881959-1970
8/15Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Brotherhood, Local #3001961-1969
8/16Painters, Decorators, and Paperhangers of America, Brotherhood, #11051967
8/17-18Pelly, Thomas1960-1969
8/19Peoples National Bank of Washington1964-1969
8/20-21Pharmacists and Retail Drug Store Employees Union #3301958-1969
8/22Pile Drivers, Dock, Wharf, and Bridge Carpenters, and Divers, Local #23961960
8/23Plumbing and Pipe Fitters Union #321964-1968
8/24Police Officers, Renton, Local #9531959
8/25Re: Political Material1968-1969
8/26Portland Daily Reporter1963
8/27Portrait, Commercial, and Photofinishers #231221965-1966
8/28Postal Clerks, United Federation of #281959-1969
9/1Postal Clerks, United Federation, Renton #37341966
9/2Printing Specialties and Paper Products Union #3801960-1969
9/3Professional and Technical Engineers Association, Local #171960-1969
9/4Pulp, Sulfite, and Paper Mill Workers, Local #8171960, 1964
9/5Radio Broadcast Technicians, Local Union 12641967
9/6Repeatermen and Toll Testboardmen #10111960-1968
9/7Restaurant Association of Washington State1960, 1963-1967
9/8Retail Clerks, International Association1960-1967
9/9Retail Clerks, International Association, Local #2991960-1967
9/10-12Retail Clerks, International Association, Local #12071959-1969
9/13-14Retail Clerks, International Association, Local #14041959-1967
9/15Retail Clerks, International Association, Local #14211960-1967
9/16Retail Clerks, International Association, Local #16401960-1968
9/17Retail Food and Drug Clerks #11051960-1969
9/18Retail Store Employees Union #10011968-1969
9/19Roofers, United Slate, Tile and Composition, Damp, and Waterproof Workers' Association, Local #541959, 1963
9/20Sailors Union of the Pacific1961-1966
9/21Re: Scanner1968-1969
9/22Seafarers' International Union. Seattle1962-1968
9/23-24Seattle. City Council1962-1967
10/1Seattle. City Council. Equal Opportunities Seminar Committee1968-1969
10/2Seattle. City Departments1961-1967
10/3Seattle. Lighting Department. Electric Rates Committee1964, 1967
10/4-5Seattle. Mayor (Gordon S. Clinton, J.D. Braman, Floyd C. Miller)1960-1969
10/6-8Seattle. Public Schools1954, 1957, 1960-1968
10/9Seattle Area Industrial Council1959-1968
10/10Seattle Center Stadium Site, Ad Hoc Committee1968
10/11Seattle Committee on Alcoholism1964, 1966
10/12Seattle Convention and Tourist Bureau1959-1968
10/13Seattle Junior Programs, Incorporated1965, 1967
10/14Seattle - King County Safety Council1960-1966
10/15Seattle Newsboys' Union, Local #6211959-1969
10/16Seattle Post-Intelligencer1961, 1964-1967
10/17Seattle Symphony Orchestra1962-1969
10/18Re: Seattle University Building Program1959-1961
10/19Seattle Urban Renewal Enterprise1962-1966
10/20Seattle Visitors Bureau1966-1969
10/21Sheet Metal Workers, International Association #991961-1964, 1967-1969
10/22Sheet Metal Workers International Association #3831964-1969
11/1Sign and Pictorial Painters Union #4351960-1969
11/2State, County, and Municipal Employees #571960-1961
11/3State, County, and Municipal Employees American Federation Local #3781964
11/4State, County, and Municipal Employees American Federation Miscellaneous Locals1961-1969
11/5Steelworkers of America, United, Local #61960, 1965
11/6Steelworkers of America, United, Local #12081960-1961, 1969
11/7Steelworkers of America, United, Local #3112 1958, 1966
11/8Steelworkers of America, Miscellaneous Locals1958, 1961-1964
11/9Stereotypers and Electrotypers Union, Seattle, Local #651960-1969
11/10Stinson, Bill1963-1964
11/11Street, Electric Railway, and Motor Coach Employees of America, Amalgamated Association, Local #5871961-1969
General Notes : Name changed to Amalgamated Transit Union, 1965.
11/12Street Pavers, Sewers, Watermain, and Tunnel Workers, #4401960-1963, 1969
11/13Street Railway and Motor Coach Employees of America. Amalgamated Association, Local #13841958-1960, 1966
11/14Teachers, Federal Way Federation, #17381967-1969
11/15Teachers, Seattle Community College Federation1969
11/16-17Teachers, Seattle Federation1961-1970
11/18Teachers, Shoreline College Federation, #19501969
11/19Teamsters, International Brotherhood. Joint Council #281965-1969
11/20Teamsters Miscellaneous Locals1961-1962, 1969
11/21Telegraph Workers, United Local #401960-1970
11/22Theatrical Federation of Seattle and Vicinity1960, 1962, 1968
11/23Theatrical Press Agents and Managers, Association, Local #180321962
11/24Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, International Alliance #F-211960-1965
11/25Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, International Alliance, Local #151960-1965
11/26Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, International Alliance, Local #1541961-1967
11/27Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, International Alliance, Local #1751967, 1969
11/28Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators, International Alliance, Local #6591965-1968
11/29Theatrical Wardrobe Attendants. Local #8871963-1969
11/30Tollefson, Thor C.1961-1964
11/31Transport Service Employees, United, Local #9031963
11/32Transport Workers Union of America, Local #5061963
11/33Transport (Air) Workers' Union, Local #5231965
11/34Turn Towards Peace1964-1965
11/35-36Typographical Union, Seattle #2021960-1969
11/37United Automobile-Aerospace-Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Local #232undated
12/1U.S. Department of the Army1965-1968
12/2U.S. President's Committee on Consumer Interests1968
12/3U.S. Labor Department1961-1964, 1968
12/4U.S. State Department. Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau1963-1969
12/5U.S. State Department1962-1969
12/6U.S. Miscellaneous Departments1960-1968
12/7-8University of Washington1960-1969
12/9Upholsterers, International Union, Local #61961-1969
12/10Urban League [National] (leap program)1967
12/11Urban League. Seattle1968-1969
12/12Valley Publishing Company1962
12/13Waiters' Union, Local #2391960-1969
12/14Waitresses' Union, Local #2401959-1969
12/15Washington. Commerce and Economic Development Department1968-1969
12/16Washington. Governor (Albert D. Rosellini, Daniel J. Evans)1963-1968
12/17Washington. Governor. Labor Advisory Council1965-1966
12/18Washington. Labor and Industries1963-1967
12/19Washington. Legislature. Interim Committee on Education1960, 1964
12/20-22Washington. Public Assistance Department 1960-1968
12/23Washington. State Miscellaneous Departments1961-1966
13/1Washington Federation of State Employees #9761959-1969
13/2Web Pressmen's Union. Local #261960-1969
13/3Western Washington Fair1960-1967
13/4Westland, Jack1961-1964
13/5Window Cleaners Union, Local #231961-1969
13/6Women's City Club of Seattle1962-1963
13/7Wood, Wire, and Metal Lathers International Union, Local #1041968
13/8Woodworkers of America, International #3-261963-1969
13/9Young Women's Christian Association. Seattle1960-1968
13/10-25A-R Miscellaneous1955, 1958-1969
14/1-7S-Z Miscellaneous1959-1970
Subseries: Subject Series
14/8American Arbitration Association1966-1968
14/9Apprenticeship Programs1962, 1965-1967
14/10Banquet1962
14/11Business - Education Day Program Schedule1959, 1963-1967
14/12Charges Against Delegates1937, 1939
14/13Civil Rights1963-1964, 1967-1969
14/14Committee for Voluntary Unionism1967
14/15Credentials1958, 1964
14/16Education1959
14/17Election Data1952-191957
15/1Floating Ship Information1962
15/2Forward Thrust1967-1968
15/3Initiative #2451968
15/4Labor Centerundated
15/5Labor Day1966
15/6-7Labor Education Day (including photographs)1954
15/8Labor News (Miscellaneous)1968-1969
15/9"Labor Week"1961-1966
15/10Opera (Seattle)1964
15/11Political Information1952
15/12Radio and Television Editorials1967
15/13Registration Drive Clerks1968
15/14-15Rossellini, Albert D.1962
15/16Rule 23undated
15/17Seadrunar (Seattle Drug and Narcotics Center, Inc.)undated
15/18Seattle. Model City Program1968
15/19Seattle General Strike1919
"Strike Bulletin" Central Labor Council, King CountyFeb. 7, 1919
"The Seattle General Strike" Issued by the History Committee of the General Strike Committee
"Minutes of Meetings" of the General Strike Committee and its Executive CommitteeFeb. 2-6, 1919
15/20Seattle Leadership Council1961
15/21Seattle Union Record Controversy1921-1925
15/22"Seavillage"1961
15/23Self-Improvement Group1963
15/24Seminars1968-1969
15/25Senior Citizens1967-1968
15/26Soos Creek - Zoning1969
15/27Strikebreakers Ordinance - Typographical1964-1965
16/1Trials1942, 1951-1952
16/2-3Trials, Communist1925-1929
16/4V.O.T.E.R. Committee, King County (Volunteer Organization To Encourage Registration)1968
16/5-6Washington. Department of Labor and Industry1959-1962
16/7-11Washington. Legislature1961-1964, 1968
16/12-15Washington State Federation of Labor Convention1962
16/16-17Western Shipbuilding Association1962
Box
17 Subseries: Minutes 1915-1927
18 Subseries: Minutes 1928-1947
Box/Folder
19/1-7 Subseries: Minutes 1946-1962
20/1-8 Subseries: Minutes 1963-1970
Subseries: Reports
21/1-2Delegates1949-1967
21/3Per Capita1957-1959
21/4-5 Subseries: Conferences and Conventions - Washington State Federation of Labor 1957-1961
21/6 Subseries: Membership Records 1962
21/7 Subseries: Newsletters - The American Federalist 1969
21/8 Subseries: Bulletin - Associated Industries of Seattle 1931
21/9 Subseries: Press Releases 1961, 1964
Subseries: Resolutions
21/10Condolence1948-1968
21/11Miscellaneous1949-1968
21/12 Subseries: Agreements - Miscellaneous 1937-1942
21/13 Subseries: Case Files - News Boys Union 1942
21/14 Subseries: Petitions 1967
21/15 Subseries: Certificates and Memorabilia 1952-1956
22/1-9 Subseries: Photographs 1941, 1958
22/10 Subseries: Clippings 1937-1941, 1945-1946
Subseries: Ephemera
22/11 AFL-CIOundated
22/12 Miscellaneousundated
22/13-14 Subseries: Financial Records 1950-1960
Box
23 Subseries: Roll Call Books 1920-1964
23 Subseries: Membership and Per Capita Tax Record 1889-1892, 1907-1925
24 Subseries: Membership and Per Capita Tax Record 1926-1962
24 Subseries: Cash Books 1910-1919
37 Subseries: Cash Books    OVERSIZE1926-1938
38 Subseries: Cash Books    OVERSIZE1938-1950
SERIES II: COMMITTEES AND BOARD RECORDS
Box/Folder
25/1-3 Subseries: King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO Merger Committee 1957
Subseries: King County Labor Council, Committee to Defeat Initiative #198
25/4Outgoing Letters - Form Letters to Clubs, Unions, Etc.1956
General Correspondence
25/5Seminar Correspondence1956
25/6Miscellaneous1955-1956
Minutes
25/7Seattle Central Labor Council's Committee to Oppose Initiative #1981956
25/8United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative #1981956
25/9Financial Records1956
25/10Clippings1956
25/11-12Ephemera1954
25/13Resolutions1954
25/14Press Releaseundated
Subject Series
25/15Initiative 198 (PRO)1956
25/16Radio and T.V. Advertising1956
25/17-18 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Community Services Committee 1960-1967
25/19 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Constitution and By-Laws Committee 1957, 1959, 1964
Subseries: King County Labor Council, Executive Board
25/20Minutes and Agenda1906-1907
Box
26Minutes and Agenda1913-1947
Box/Folder
27/1-12Minutes and Agenda1947-1954
28/1-12Minutes and Agenda1958-1963
29/1-11Minutes and Agenda1964-1969
30/1-3Minutes and Agenda1969-1970
30/4Statement1923
30/5-6 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Finance Committee 1917, 1950-1957
Subseries: King County Labor Council, King County Area C.O.P.E. (Committee On Political Education)
General Correspondence
30/7Miscellaneous1958-1968
30/8C.O.P.E. National1965, 1967
30/9Minutes1958
30/10Reports1958
30/10Roll Call Bookundated
30/11News Releases1968
30/12Clippings1968-1969
30/13Financial Records1959-1960, 1964
Subject Series
30/14Matching Funds1968
31/1 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Labor Management - Automation and Unemployment Committee 1966
31/2 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Organizing Committee 1964
31/3-5 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Public Relations Committee 1959-1966
31/6-7 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Renton Division 1959-1969
31/8-9 Subseries: King County Labor Council, Seattle Union Card and Label Council (Including King County Union Card and Label Council) Trustees Board 1958-1969
31/10General Correspondence1958-1961
31/11-12Minutes1958-1963
32/1Memoranda1958
Reports
32/2Trustees Board1957-1960
32/3Monthly1958-1963
32/4Financial1961
32/5Secretary1958
32/6Financial Records1957-1963
32/7Finance Committee1958
Subject Series
32/8-9Labor News1958-1965
32/10Labor Press Publishing Company1950, 1960
SERIES III: WESTERN CENTRAL LABOR UNION
Box
35Minutes1891-1895, 1898-1905
35Cash Books1892-1902
36Cash Books1898-1912, 1917-1919
36Roll Call Books1901-1905, 1909-1914
SERIES IV: OTHER LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
36 Subseries: Domestic Workers Union #15836
36Minutes1917
36 Subseries: Seattle American Publishing Company
36General Correspondence1907
36Record Book1907
Box/Folder
32/11 Subseries: Seattle Labor Temple Association 1942-1969
32/12-26 Subseries: United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative 202 1958
32/12Incoming Letters - From Employers1958
32/13Outgoing Letters1958
General Correspondence
32/14Committee Against So - Called "Right-To-Work" Initiative #2021958
32/15-16Luncheon Rally1958
Minutes
32/17Committee Against Initiative 2021958
32/18United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative 2021958
32/19Newsletters1957-1958
32/20Resolutions1958
32/21Financial Records1958
Subject Series
32/22Right-To-Work1955-1958
32/23Committee for Initiative 2021957-1958
32/24Ephemera1958
32/25-26Clippings1958, 1960
33/1-2 Subseries: Washington State Labor Council. Miscellaneous Trades Section 1959-1968
33/3-4 Subseries: Washington State Labor News 1950-1968
Series V: Other Organizations
33/5 Subseries: Capital Improvement Committee 1960
33/6-7 Subseries: Four Freedoms House of Seattle 1961-1968
33/8-9 Subseries: Greater Seattle, Inc. Board Of Directors 1960-1968
33/10 Subseries: Job Corps Committee - Seattle United 1964-1966
33/11 Subseries: John F. Kennedy Library Committee 1964
33/12 Subseries: Pioneer Industries 1966-1968
33/13Tallmadge Hamilton House for Senior Citizens1960-1961
33/14United Good Neighbors of Seattle and King County1959-1961
34/1-2United Good Neighbors of Seattle and King County1962-1964
34/3-6Washington. Governor's Advisory Committee on Salaries1962-1968
34/7Washington. Advisory Committee on School District Organization1964
34/8Washington Association for Mental Health. Steering Committee1966-1967
34/9-10Doyle, Charles W.1933-1957
34/11Merritt, Dick1959-1960

  
Accession No. 1940-002
King County Labor Council records, 1970-2003 (Bulk: 1990-2000)
20.00 cubic ft. (20 boxes)
Arrangement
Accession 1940-002 is divided into four series: Administrative Records, Correspondence with Affiliated Unions, Subject Series, and the Committee on Political Education.
Scope and Content
The Administrative Records series include minutes from 1987-1997 and financial statements from 1982-1999. There also is Correspondence with Affiliated Unions from 1983-2003, including Service Employees, Teamsters, and United Food and Commercial Workers. The Subject Series includes information about labor related topics as well as correspondence with non-affiliated organizations from 1970-2002. The Committee on Political Education series includes mailings and subject files on political candidates from 1992-1999.
Records in the Council's custody following the earlier gift in 1969 are believed to have been destroyed.
Acquisition Info
Donated in 2004.
Processing Info
Processing level 1.
BoxDate
SERIES: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS
1 Subseries: Minutes 1987-1997
12 folders
7 Subseries: Financial Statements 1982-1999
Subseries: Affiliate Correspondence
2Aerospace Machinists Local 7511970-1999
3 folders
2Aerospace Machinists Strike Support Group1995
2Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) 1984-1998
2Air Transport Dist. 1431992-1995
2Air Transport #13511985-1991
2Air Transport # 22021993-1999
2Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)1992-1999
2Automobile Machinists 2891988-1996
2Bakery, Confectionery & Tobacco Workers #91984-1997
2Boilermakers 1041976-1998
2Boilermakers Local 5021993-1995
2Bricklayers 1/WA1988-1997
2United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) 131987-1999
2UBC 17971985-1996
2Carp. Reg. Council PNW1984-1999
2UBC 11441986-1998
2Carpenters - Lumber & Sawmill Workers Local 26331985-1999
2Carpet, Linoleum 12381986-1998
2Cement Masons 5281986-1999
2Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW)1988-1999
2Communications Workers of America (CWA) 78001992-1999
2Communications Workers Local 78001984-1991
2CWA 78031985-1987
2Communications Workers Local 94001990-2003
2American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME)1992-1997
2County & City Employees Local 211984-1991
2County & City Employees Local 20831987-1997
2County & City Employees Local 2083C1984-1998
2Deep Sea Fishermans Union/SUP2002
2Electrical Workers Local 461993-1998
2Electrical Workers Local 461985-1998
2International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) 771985-1996
2Electrical Workers Local 891990-1999
2International Union of Electronic...(IUE) 10021989-1995
2Elevator Constructors #191992-1997
2Firefighters Local 271985-1994
3International Airport Firefighters (IAFF) 12571982-1995
3Firefighters Local 1352undated
3Firefighters Local 20241998
3Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) 101989-1991
3AFA 171989-1998
3AFA 191990-1999
3Garment Workers Local 171989-1995
3Garment Workers Local 841992-1997
3Glass Workers1988-1993
3Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics & Allied Workers 871988-1998
3Glaziers 1881986-1994
3Government Employees Local 401991-1992
3Government Employees 11701988-1995
3Government Employees 31971988-1999
3Graphic Communications International Union (GCIU) 767M1988-1998
3GCIU Dist. 21985-1999
3Hotel & Restaurant Employees Local 81985-1999
3 folders
3Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees (HERE) - Organizing Project Expenses1997
3HERE Local 8/King County Organizing Project1996-1997
3Inlandboatmen's Union (IBU)1989-1999
3Iron Workers Union 861990-1998
3Iron Workers Local 5061988-1997
3King County Union Retirees Council1992-1996
3Labor Council for Latin American Advancements (LCLAA) 1996-1999
3Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) 12391987-1994
3LIUNA 2421984-1994
3National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) 791988-1996
3International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) 91989-1998
3ILWU 191989-1998
3International Association of Machinists (IAM) 791988-1999
3Machinists Local 2821999
3Machinists Local 11031991
3Maritime Trades1991-1998
3Masters, Mates, and Pilots (MM&P)1984-1993
3Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA) Dist. 1-PCD1987-1999
3Metal Trades Puget Sound Council1984-1997
3Millmen Local 3381984-1993
3Molders Local 1581988
4Motion Picture Projectionists Local 1541985-1999
4Moving Picture Machine Operators Local 1751989-1995
4American Federation of Musicians (AFM) 76-4931984-1999
4NFL Players Association (Seattle Seahawks)1988-1990
4Newspaper Guild Local 82 (Pacific Northwest)1984-1998
4Office & Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 81997-1998
4OPEIU Local 81996-1999
4OPEIU Local 81991-1995
4OPEIU Local 81989-1990
4OPEIU Local 81983-1988
4Operating Engineers 2861984-1999
4Operating Engineers 6091982-1999
4Painters District Council 51991-1995
4Painters 3001985-1991
4Painters & Allied Trades Local 10941984-1998
5Plasterers Local 771986-1993
5Plumbers 321986-1998
5Port Angeles Pilots1990-1991
5Postalworks - Seattle1986-1999
5Pride at Work1997-1999
5Print Trades Council Washington Oregon1989-1998
5Professional and Technical Engineers #171984-1999
5Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens1988-1999
5Sailors Union of the Pacific1983-1998
5Seafarers International Untion1987-1992
5Sea/KC Bldg Trades Commercial Organizing Programundated
5Seattle/King County Building & Construction Trades Council1994-1999
5Seattle Building & Construction Trades Council1973-1993
5Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 5191987-1996
5Service Employees Local 61993-1999
5Service Employees Local 61989-1992
5Service Employees Local 61984-1988
5SEIU - 9251988-1999
5SEIU - 11991992-1998
5SEIU Local 1199 - Group Health Negotiations1995
5Service Employess Local 1199 - Hospital & Healthcare1989-1992
5SEIU 1199 - Providence Health System1999
5SEIU 1199 - Virginia Mason Nurses1998
5SEIU 1199/w Sea. Psych. Hospital1998-1999
5SEIU State Council2000-2003
5Sheet Metal Workers 661984-1991
5Sprinkler Fitters Local 6991973-2000
5Stage Hands IA 151998-1985
5State Employees 14881982-1998
5State Employees 3041990-1997
5State Employees Local 4351987-1995
6State Employees 8431988-1998
6SteelWorkers 79451989-1998
6Teachers Local 1789 (Federal Way)1987-1999
6Teamsters 1171997-1998
6Teamsters 1741997-1999
6Teamsters Local 1741993-1996
6Teamsters Local 174 (BFI)1995-1996
6Teamsters 7631988-1998
6Television & Radio Artists1986-1998
6Transit Workers 5871984-1999
6Transit Local 13841990-1993
6United Farm Workers (UFW) Strawberry Campaign1996-1998
6UFW1992-1998
6United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) NW District Council1989-1999
6UFCW 10011979-1982
6UFCW 10011983-1988
6UFCW 10011989-1991
6UFCW 10011992-2001
6UFCW 11051982-1989
6UFCW 11051990-2000
6UFCW 1001 Evergreen General Hospital - Med. Center Bond Issue1988
6UFCW 11821988-1998
6UFCW - United Staff Nurses (USN) Union1990-1996
6UFCW Local 5541990-1999
6UFCW Local 811984-2000
SERIES: SUBJECT SERIES
7Affirmative Action1996-1999
7Agreement Dynamics1990-1996
7Alaska Fishermen's Union1994-1996
7Alliance for Education1996-1998
7American Income Life1997-1998
7Apprenticeship Opportunities1992-2000
7Black Union Organizations1992-1998
7Boy Scouts of America1993-1998
7Breakfast Group1995-1999
7Burma1994-1998
7CWA/Shuttle Express1998
7Cherry Point (Gateway Pacific Terminal)1994-1997
7Chopp, Frank1998
7Church Council of Greater Seattle1993-1995
7Church/Labor Coalition1999
7Church - Labor - Community1993-1996
7Confluence1999
7Costco1993-1997
7Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) - NW Rail Project1995
7Duwamish Coalition1994-1997
8Duwamish Coalition1994-1995
2 folders
8Duwamish Plan2000
8Duwamish Speeches1995
8Economic Development Council (EDC) of Seat & King Co.1995-2000
8Economic Opportunity Inst.1998-2000
8Economic Security Institute1998
8Education Committee1990-1999
8El Centro de la Raza1994-1999
8Emerald Downs1993-1997
8Freight Action Strateegy for the Seattle-Tacoma (FAST) Corrider Project1997
8Fast Track1997
9Federal Legislation Wards Cove Workers Act1992
9Federal Way Schools - Site Leadership Team1996-1997
9Football Northwest Inc.1997
9Freeway Hall Case1987-1998
9Global Mariner1999
9GOP Attacks1996
9Governor Gary Locke1998
9Governor's Appts.1991-1999
9Group Health/United Unions1992-1997
3 folders
9Guatemala/Starbucks1994-1999
9Herzmark, Jay (Safety & Health)1998
9ILWU International1998
9Immigration & Naturalization Services1999
9Independent Media Centerundated
9Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF)1998
9Institute for a Democratic Future2000
9Institute for Economic Security1997
9International Labor Communications Association (Scanner)1994-1997
9International Visitors1998-1999
9International Women's Day1998-1999
9International Workers of the World (IWW)1996
9Jobs with Justice1993-1998
2 folders
9Kent Unions1997-1998
9King County Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services1998
9King County Contingent Work Task Force1999
9King County Corrections Guild1997
9King County Council - Partnership vs. Privatization1994-1997
9King County International Trade Initiative Board1997-1999
10King County International Trade Initiative Board1997
10King County Labor Summit1998-1999
10King County Living Wage Proposal1998
10King County Organizing Project (KCOP)1992-1997
10King County Regional Wastewater Service Plan1999
10King County Transportation Coalition1999
10King County Unions Coalition1994-1999
10Korean Labor Movement1996-1997
10(KCLC) Labor Agency United Way Budget1990-1996
10(KCLC) Labor Agency Sheet Metal Contract1993-1995
10(KCLC) Labor Agency/Worker Center Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement1996
10Labor Day Journal1993-1996
10Labor, Environment & Social Justice1993-1995
10Labor History Month1993
10Labor & Industries - ABC/AGC Lawsuits1993-1999
10Labor Mural/Judkins Park1998
10Labor Party1993-1996
10Labor Studies - Highline Community College1996
10Labor's Heritage1997
10Land Use Study Group1995
10Landmarks Preservation Board1998
10League of Women Voters1994-1998
10Livable Washington1993-1997
2 folders
10Living Wage1996-2002
11Lockheed1987
11Low Income Housing Institute1995-1997
11Maddy1996
11Maritime Alliance1993-1994
11Maritime: United States Longshore and Harbor1993
11Maritime Museum1995-1998
11Memo1996
11Memo - Train the Trainer1996
11Memo Training 1994
11Metro Apprenticeship Guidelines1993
11Metro Council1993
11Metropolitan Parks District1999
11(United) Mine Workers Assoc.1993-1994
11Minimum Wage1996
11Senator Patty Murray1997-1998
11NAFTA (incl. Fast Track, Fair Trade, Etc.)1989-1997
6 folders
12NAFTA (incl. Fast Track, Fair Trade, Etc.)1991-1992
12NAFTA - Transitional Adjustment Assistance1993
12National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice1997
12National Partnership for Community Investment (NPCI)1993
12National Planning Association1994
12National Political Congress of Black Women1995
12Neighborhood Funders Group1998
12Neutrality/Card Check Agreements1999
12New Party1997-2001
12Northwest Alternativesundated
12Northwest Area Foundation1995
12Northwest Center for Progressive Research1995
12Northwest Labor Arts Festival1995
12Northwest Labor Arts Project (Teach-In Folklife)1997
12Northwest Rail Project1995
12Operating Engineers Local 7011994
12Oregon Farm Workers1997
12Organizing Committee1996
12Organizing1995-1997
12Out Front Labor Coalition1997
12Oil, Chemical & Atomic Workers1995-1998
12Sandra Oleson1993-1996
12Olympic Pipeline1998
12One-by-One, USA1995
12Olympics Bid - 20121998
12OPEIU Local 8 Benefits1995-2000
12Organizer - Resumes1993-1998
12Pacific Coast Tradeswomen Summit1997
12Paycheck Protection Act1998
12People for Puget Sound1993
12Phone Banking (KCLC Delegates)1993
12Phone Banking1990
12Pico (S. Korea) Workers Union1991-1993
12Population & Development1993
12Port Coalition Misc.1991-2001
12Port Commissioners/Districts1995-1999
13Port Jobs1991-2001
5 folders
13Port Jobs Exec. Director Search1997
13Portworks (Business & Labor)1993-1996
13Port of Seattle1993-1995
14Port of Seattle1986-1994
2 folders
14Port of Seattle - American President Lines (APL) Expansion Project1995-1996
14Port of Seattle - Bell Harbor Int'l Conf. Cntr.1995
14Port of Seattle - Chuck Lare1998
14Port of Seattle - Columbia Research Group1995
14Port of Seattle - Global Labor Management1993-1995
14Port of Seattle - Harbor Maintenance Tax1999
14Port of Seattle - Independent Trucking1996
14Port of Seattle - Joint Labor Management Retreat1993
14Port of Seattle Reorganization Plan1995
14Port of Seattle - SW Harbor Project1994-1995
14Port of Seattle - Westin Marriott1997
14Poverty & Race Research Action Council1994
14Press Release Media Listundated
14Prevailing Wage1991-2001
14Prevailing Wage - Advisory Committee1994
14Prevailing Wage (Assoc. of Wash. Cities)1995
14Private Industry Council - Seattle/King County1989-2000
14Progressive America1999
14Progressive Electoral Coalitionundated
14Project Labor Agreements1994-2000
14Puget Sound Cooperative Federation (PSCF)1994
14Puget Sound Regional Council1993-2001
3 folders
15Puget Sound Transportation Investment Program1993
15Puyallup Fair1989-1995
15Pyramid Communicationsundated
15Rainbow Coalition1993
15Rally's1970-1996
15Rebound1989-2000
15Regional Transit1993-2000
General Notes: See Sound Transit.
15Renton, City of1998
15Retreat1997
15Retreat Exec. Board1994
15Retreat1991
15Retreat1992
15Right to Organize1998
15Roosevelt Square Redevelopment1997
15Rutgers University1993
15SR 5091996
15Saturn1995-1998
15Save Our Industrial Land (SOIL)1996
15School to Work Coordinating Board - Seattle Public Schools1997
15School to Work1996
15School to Work Opportunities1993-1996
15Seattle Airport Third Runway1993-1995
15Seattle Chamber of Commerce1988-2001
15Seattle 18 (NLRB Rally Arrests)1993
15Seattle, City of1992-2001
15Seattle City Apprenticeship Opportunities Program1998
15Seattle, City of - Apprenticeship Advisory Task Force (AATF)1997
16Seattle, City of - Business & Labor Committee1994
16Seattle, City of - Commercial Advisory Panel1994
16Seatte, City of - Construction Advisory Committee1998-1999
16Seattle, City of - Downtown Action Plan1993
16Seattle, City of - Economic Development Task Force1992-1994
16Seattle, City of - Noise Ordinance1999
16Seattle, City of - Mayor Paul Schell1997-1998
16Seattle Comprehensive Plan1992-1993
16Seattle Center1997
16Seattle City Council1990-1999
16Seattle Commons1993-1996
3 folders
16Seattle Commons AFL-CIO Project1994
16Seattle Community College/KCLC Workforce Training1997-1998
16Seattle Community College/KCLC Leadership Comm.1997
16Seattle Housing Authority1993-1994
16Seattle Jobs Initiative (MOU Negotiations - Annie Casey)1997-1999
16Seattle Labor Temple Association1992-2000
2 folders
16Seattle/King County Health Department1995-1996
16Seattle Plan - Organizing1988-1994
16Seattle Police Management Association1997
16Seattle Progressive Coalition1999
17Seattle School District1992-1997
17Seattle Seahawks1987-2001
17Seattle Transportation Group1994
17Seattle Water Department1994
17Seattle Vocational Institute1991-1995
17Shipyards1989
17Shoreline Community College1998
17Snohomish County Labor Council1989-1999
17Solicitations for Contributions1993-1998
17Song, Oswald & Mondress1998
17Sound Transit1998-2000
17Speeches1997-1999
17Spirit of Puget Sound1990-1993
17Staley Caterpillar - Illinois1994-1995
17State Farm Insurance1993
17Steelworkers1995-1996
17Team Private Industry Council (PIC) 1983-1997
17Tenants Union1995
17Third House1995-1997
17Tribes of Washington State1996
17UAW Region 91993
17US Army School of Americas1998
17US Congress Progressive Caucus1994
17US Department of Labor1993-1997
17US Secretary of Labor/Alexis Herman1999
17Unemployment Law Project1993-1999
17Uniformed Command Association1995
17United Way1999
18University of Washington - Governor's Committee1994
18UW - Harrybridges Center for Labor Studies1994-1998
18WashCOSH (Committee for Occupational Safety and Health)1991-1998
18Washington Alliance for Manufacturing1995
18Washington Citizen Action1990-2000
18Washington Community Housing Network1997
18Washington Council for Fair Elections1997
18Washington Education Association1988-1995
18Washington Environmental Alliance for Voter Education (WEAVE)1994-1997
18Washington Environmental Council1994-1996
18Washington Foundation1994-1998
18Washington News Council1998
18Washington Single Payer Action Network (WASPAN)1998
18Washington State Public Interest Research Group (WashPIRG)1997
18Washington Toxics Coalition1995-1998
18We Do the Work1994-1996
18Welfare Reform1996-2000
18Welfare Rights Coalition1995-1997
18Wells Fargo (Steelworkers Dispute)1998
18Western Labor Press Association (Scanner)1989-1998
18Western States Center1994-1996
18Women in Trades1996-1999
18Woodland Park Zoo1995-1999
18Workers Memorial Day1992-1999
9 folders
19Workers Memorial Day1989-1991
2 folders
19Workers Monument2002
19Workers' Rights Boards1998-1999
19Workforce Alliance1996-1997
19Workforce Development1999-2000
19Workforce Investment Act1999
19Workforce Training & Education Board1993-2000
19World Affairs Council1993-1997
19World Trade Organization (WTO)1999
19Ron's WTO1999
19WTO Expenses1999
19World War II Memorial1998
19Wu, Henry1995-1996
19WA State Arts Commission1994
19WA State Attorney General's Office1984-1994
19WA State Bar Association1996
19WA State Dept. of Community, Trade & Economic Development1994-1995
19WA State Dept. of Fish & Wildlife1996-2000
19WA State Insurance Commission1994-1995
19WA State Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals1996-1998
19WA State Employment Security1996-1998
19WA State Health Care Campaign1993
19WA State Liquor Control Board1996-1998
19WA State Prevailing Wage1988-1995
19WA State Public Employment Relations Commission1996
19WA State Senate Correspondence1993
19WA State Labor Council (WSLC) Activists List1995-1998
19WA State Labor Council (WSLC) High School Students Summer School1995-1997
SERIES II: COMMITTEE ON POLITICAL EDUCATION (COPE)
20 Subseries: Mailings 1999
Subseries: Subject Series
20Misc.1999
20Candidates1999
20Judicial Races1998
20State Legislative Races1998
20Minimum Wage Initiative - I-6881998
20Federal Races1998
20Initiative 2001998
20GOTV & Labor1998
20City of Seattle Proposition 1/Initiative 451998
20HR 950 (includes 1997 HR 1951)1998
20WSLC1998
20City1997
20County1997
20Initiative 6771997
20State1997
20KCLC/WSLC/AFL-CIO1997
20WSLC1997
20COPE1996
20Legislators1996
20Judicial1996
20Seattle City Council, Pos. 61996
20State Offices1996
201st Cong. Dist. (Rick White)1996
209th Cong. Dist. (Randy Tate)1996
20School Levy1996
20Other1995
20County, City, School Board1995
20Misc.1995
20Legislative Action Committee (LAC) Meetings1995
20Initiative 640 (Salmon, Steelhead, Etc.)1995
20Postal Service Privatization1995
20Omnibus Counterterrorism1995
20Legislative Session & National Legislation1995
20Election (Misc.)1994
20COPE1994
20Candidates Not Endorsed - State & Local1994
20Endorsed Candidates1994
20LAC File1993-1994
20Voter Registration1992
20Chris Gregoire - Attorney General1992
20Mike Heavey - 34th Dist. Rep., Pos. 11992
20Michael Lowry - Governor1992
20Legislation - Federal1992

  
Accession No. 1940-003
King County Labor Council records, 1999-2008
3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Acquisition Info
Donated by Central Labor Council of Seattle.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, photographs, ephemera, membership records, committee records; 1889-1970 (bulk 1950-1969). The bulk consists of files of Chet W. Ramage, who was Executive Secretary of the Council until 1968. The bulk consists of files of Chet W. Ramage, who was Executive Secretary of the Council from Oct. 1959 through 1968.
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users, but access to portions of the papers restricted. Contact repository for details.
BoxDate
1Correspondence, minutes, fliers1999-2001
2Correspondence, minutes, fliers2002-2004
3Correspondence, minutes, fliers2005-2008

  
Accession No. 1940-004
King County Labor Council. Provisional Trades Section minutes, 1935-1971
0.42 cubic ft. (1 box)
Historical Note
Section of the Central Labor Council of Seattle formed by representatives from various local unions, including: Bakers, Bakery Salesmen, Bartenders, Butcher Workers, Candy Workers, Cooks, Coopers, Cracker Bakers, Delivery Salesmen, Flour and Cereal, Hotel and Club Service Employees, Hotel and Restaurant Employees, Ice Men, Macaroni Workers, Meat Cutters, Milk Men, Produce Workers, Retail Food and Drug Clerks, Waiters, and Waitresses.
Scope and Content
Minutes of the Provisional Trades Section
Restrictions on Access
Open to all users
Acquisition Info
Donated by Ross Rieder, 11/1/2004.

Subject Terms

Organizations:
AFL-CIO. King County Labor Council Archives.
Central Labor Council of Seattle and Vicinity--Archives.
Domestic Workers Union (Seattle, Wash.)
Seattle American Publishing Co.
United Labor Advisory Committee Against Initiative 202 (Wash.)
United Labor Advisory Committee to Defeat Initiative 198 (Wash.)
Western Central Labor Union (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives.
Geographic Names:
Seattle (Wash.)--Politics and government.
Washington (State)--Politics and government.
Subjects:
Domestics--Labor unions--Washington (State)
Domestics--Washington (State)
Labor unions--Political activity.
Labor unions--Washington (State)--Archives.
Publishers and publishing--Washington (State)
Referendum--Washington (State)
Genre Headings:
Clippings.
Newsletters.
Photographs.
Titles:
Initiative 198 (Wash.)
Initiative 202 (Wash.)
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