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Author Salcido, Tony, 1929-
Title Tony Salcido International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 collection, 1919-1992.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Special Collections Map Case  ILWU-TS  flat file 1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.1    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.2    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.3    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.4    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.5    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.6    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.7    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.8    IN LIBRARY
 Stored Special Collections & Archives  ILWU-TS  no.9    IN LIBRARY

  
Description 17.41 linear feet
Access The collection is open for research use.
Note Tony Salcido was born on May 20, 1929 in Wilmington, California. His parents, Cristobal "Chu-Chu" and Sofia Salcido, had a total of fourteen children of which he was the seventh. Salcido's father, Cristobal, was well known and respected on the waterfront. He was a member of the International Longshoremen's Association local in Los Angeles from its beginnings in 1934 until 1937, and a charter member of the ILWU, Local 13 from 1938, when the West Coast Union broke away from the ILA. Cristobal continued to be an active dockworker until 1956 when he retired. "Chu-Chu" Salcido was one of Local 13's legendary longshoremen and the head of a renowned family of ILWU activists. A lumber handler in the early days and a 1934 strike participant, Chu-Chu was known as a stalwart unionist. In June of 1947, Tony Salcido joined the United States Army and served for a year and a half. He was discharged as a Staff Sergeant. In August of 1949, Tony Salcido became a Casual Longshoreman (I.D. man). Salcido became a full union member upon being elevated to "A" registration status on December 5, 1951. By 1955, there were six Salcido brothers working as longshoremen: Mike, Cristy, Frankie, Victor, Ned, and Tony. Salcido's first five years on the waterfront were spent working in the ship holds, loading and unloading bulk cargo. Then he joined different ship "gangs" as a winch driver. In 1965, Salcido was selected as a "supplementary foreman." In 1966, he was selected by the Banning Stevedoring Co. to work steady for them rather than working out of the Dispatch Hall, which allowed him to transfer into ILWU, Local 94, the foreman's union. Salcido primarily worked on the docks as a crane operator from 1975 until he retired in 1994. In 1973, Salcido got more involved in local and international affairs. That year, he ran and was elected to the ILWU, Local 13's Executive Board. In 1974, Salcido ran and was elected as a Caucus and Convention delegate and ran for both positions every year until 1991 when he "...decided to let the new breed [of longshoremen] run their own business." Salcido was also elected to various committees throughout his career including positions on the District Council, Chairman of the Stewards Council and the Registration Advisory Committee. In 1981, Salcido was elected to the International Executive Board and served in that capacity until 1988. In October 1987 he underwent back surgery due to a work injury. Tony Salcido retired in November of 1994 at the age of 65.
Summary 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.
Note Tony Salcido; Gift; 1997.
Subject International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 13 (Wilmington, Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Archives.
Arian, David.
Bridges, Harry, 1901-1990.
Shibley, George E., 1910-1989.
Barreras, Eddie -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Bates, Forest -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Golden, Deborah Taylor -- Trials, litigation, etc.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Pacific Maritime Association -- Trials, litigation, etc.
International Longshoremen's Association.
Pacific Maritime Association.
Labor unions.
Stevedores.
Industrial safety.
Discrimination in employment.
Industrial efficiency.
Collective bargaining -- Stevedores.
Los Angeles (Calif.)
United States. National Labor Relations Board.
Vekich, Max.
Related Names International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 13 (Wilmington, Los Angeles, Calif.)
OCLC number 71251154