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Bill Walker Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union Local 2 collection

Identifier: larc-ms-0047

Scope and Contents

Files include official and unofficial rank and file newspapers, strike bulletins, correspondence, and negotiation documents.


  • 1941 - 1984
  • Majority of material found within 1978 - 1984


1 Cubic Feet ( (2 boxes))

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This collection was donated by Bill Walker who gathered papers from rank and file members of Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (HERE) Local 2 covering the years 1978, when the HERE International Office put Local 2 in receivership, until the end of 1984. It contains several folders of official Local 2 documents, but no continuous run of minutes or correspondence usually found in collections of union records. There are also a few copies of two newspapers from 1941.

The bulk of the collection records the Local 2 strikes in 1980 and in 1984. Within Local 2 were several rank and file groups, some with newspapers slates of candidates at elections, and identified on many bulletins during the two strikes. Where there are folders of official Local 2 documents and similar rank and file documents, they are so identified. Significant are the newspaper clippings of the 1980 strike; unfortunately, there were only a few from the 1984 strike.

See also: Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees, Local 2 Records, Acc'n. #2000/075-B Linda Bazan - Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees, Local 2 Collection, Acc'n. # 1989-025

Processing Information

Unprocessed with Box / Folder List

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Repository Details

Part of the Labor Archives and Research Center Repository

San Francisco State University
J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
1630 Holloway Ave
San Francisco 94132-1722 USA
(415) 405-5571