Secretary's record ... Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen [cover title]. Record of Chippewa Valley Lodge No. 425
Secretary's record ... Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen [cover title]. Record of Chippewa Valley Lodge No. 425

Secretary's record ... Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen [cover title]. Record of Chippewa Valley Lodge No. 425

Eau Claire-Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin: 1896-1940. Three quarto ledger books containing approx. 425 pages of recorded minutes for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Foreman (later, The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen), kept in several different hands by different secretaries. There are gaps: the first volume runs from 1896 to 1906; the second from 1910 to 1918, and the third from 1929 to 1940. Some entries are no more than a sentence or two, others go on for more than a page. Election of officers, membership lists, treasury and spending matters, dues, legal matters, committee appointments, scheduling issues, rates, etc. - the usual pro-forma matters. "The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E) was a North American railroad fraternal benefit society and trade union in the 19th and 20th centuries. The organization began in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (B of LF), a mutual benefit society for workers employed as firemen for steam locomotives, before expanding its name in 1907 in acknowledgement that many of its members had been promoted to the job of railroad engineer. Gradually taking on the functions of a trade union over time, in 1969 the B of LF&E merged with three other railway labor organizations to form the United Transportation Union" (Wikipedia). Item #53253

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