Organized Labor in the San Francisco Bay Area

Warren K. Billings
The Story of a Rebel. 1957, 376 pp.

Germain Bulcke (1902-1994)
Longshoreman's Leader & ILWU-Pacific Maritime Association Arbitrator. 1984, iv, 230 pp.

C. L. Dellums (b. 1900-1989)
International President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and Civil Rights Leader. 1973, 151 pp.

Mary Gallagher
An Interview with Mary Gallagher. 1955, 376 pp.

Louis Goldblatt (1921-1983)
Louis Goldblatt: Working Class Leader in the ILWU, 1935-1977, Volume I, Volume II, 1980, 1216 pp.

Mattie Jackson (1921-2009)
Labor Leader, Businesswoman, Public Servant, and Activist, 2013, 37 pp.

David Jenkins (1914-1993)
The Union Movement, the California Labor School, and San Francisco Politics. 1993, 317 pp.

Paula Hornberger Krotser
A Radical Change: Oral Memoirs from 1934 describing the San Francisco General Strike and Subsequent Membership in the Communist Party, 1986, 82 pp.

James William Laughlin (b. 1876)
A Tape Recorded Interview with James Laughlin. 1955, 31 pp.[Department store manager]

Roger Lapham
An Interview on Shipping, Labor, City Government, and American Foreign Aid. 1957, 515 pp.

Pamela Tau Lee
Community and Union Organizing, and Environmental Justice in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1967-2000.
2003, 150 pp.

Norman Leonard (b.1914)
Life of a Leftist Labor Lawyer. 1986, 309 pp.

Jennie Matyas [Mrs. John Charters] (1895-1988)
Jennie Matyas and the ILGWU. 1957, 409 pp. [Vice-president ILGWU]

Sidney Roger, Volume 1 (1914-1994)
Sidney Roger, Volume 2
A Liberal Journalist on the Air and on the Waterfront: Labor and Political Issues, 1932-1990. 1998, 1053 pp.

Paul Scharrenberg (1877-1969)
Paul Scharrenberg Reminiscences. 1954, 139 pp. [Labor leader]

Henry Schmidt (1899-1984)
Secondary Leadership in the ILWU, 1933-1966. 1983, 440 pp.

Lloyd Ulman
An Oral History with Lloyd Ulman. 2013, 278 pp.

Angela Gizzi Ward
Twentieth Century Trade Union Woman: Vehicle for Social Change Project. 1977, 292 pp.

Estolv Ward (1899-1993)
Organizing and Reporting on Labor in the East Bay, California and the West, 1925-1987. 1989, 297 pp.

Earl T. Watkins
Jazz Drummer and Union Official. 2011, 81 pp.


Labor Leaders View the Warren Era. Interviews with Robert S. Ash, secretary to the Alameda County Central Labor Council, 1943-1967, and Cornelius J. Haggerty, secretary treasurer, California State Federation of Labor, 1943-1960. 1974, 165 pp.laborlookswarren00oralrich

Labor Looks at Earl Warren. Interviews with Germain Bulcke, "A Longshoreman's Reminiscences"; Joseph W. Chaudet, "A Printer's View"; Paul Heide, "A Warehouseman's Reminiscences"; U.S. Simonds, "A Carpenter's Comments"; and Ernest H. Vernon, "A Machinist's Recollection". 1970, 146 pp.


Richard Criley (b. 1911), labor and civil rights activist

John F. Henning (b. 1915), Executive-Secretary (retired) AFL-CIO California Federation of Labor

Donated Oral History

Philip Vera Cruz
Life of Philip Vera Cruz: Childhood in the Phillipines; Working and Studying in the United States; Labor Organizer; Labor Leader. 1982, 160 pp.

Related Oral Histories at the Library Institute of Industrial Relations

The following interviews are available for research in the library of the Institute of Industrial Relations, U.C. Berkeley, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720.

Conboy, William J. (Teamster life in San Francisco before World War I) 1957.

Daniels, Woodie E. (The dairy industry and the Milk Drivers' Union in San Francisco and the East Bay) 1957.

Despete, Warren G. (The early days of grocery clerk unionism) 1958.

Jinkerson, Claude (Grocery Clerks' Local 648 in San Francisco: An interview with Jinkerson, Maurice Hartshorn and other union officials) 1958.

Malstrom, Christopher B. (The dairy industry and the Milk Drivers' Union in San Francisco and the East Bay) 1957.

St. Sure, J. Paul (Comments on employer organizations and collective bargaining in Northern California since 1934) 1957.

Silverthorn, George A. (Teamsters Local 302 in Alameda County, CA 1957) 1962.

Thompson, Roy B. (The trucking industry, 1930-1950) 1961.

Vail, Larry (Union organization of department store clerks in San Francisco and California, 1958-1959) 1961.

Wettstein, Fred (Milk Drivers' Union Local 226 with Stephen Gilligan) 1958.


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