An incomplete set of Local 180's executive board meeting minutes comprise the bulk of the collection. The minutes start in
1900, a year after the Local began, and continue through 1981, with gaps from 1902 to 1904 and 1917 through 1941. Until 1967
handwritten minutes were kept in bound volumes; after that date they were typed. A few financial statements are included with
the minutes and there is a letter from William Leshe, the Local's business agent, with the 1973 minutes.
In 1881, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners formed as a national trade union; San Francisco's Local 22 organized
the following year. In May 1899, 52 carpenters in Vallejo applied for a local charter and the next month held their first
meeting as Local 180 of the carpenters union. M.B. Grace was acting chairman of the organizing group and J.A. Andrews presided
at its first meeting. Later that year, Local 180 joined with the Shipwrights, Joiners & Boatbuilders Union to form the Trades
and Labor Council of Vallejo, a group now known as the Solano County Central Labor Council.* the title is now Senior Field Representative
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