1. Conners, William R. A History of the Bricklayers and Mason’s Local Union No. 13, Madison, Wis. n.p.: Bricklayers, Masons and Plasterers International Union of America?; 1976. 30 p. Notes: This local union traces its organizational history in Madison, Wisconsin, back to 1867, when the Wisconsin State Legislature passed an act of incorporation for the “Bricklayer and Mason Association of Madison” [sic]. By 1892 the local union was known as the “Bricklayers and Masons Union of Madison” [sic], and on February 14, 1903 was officially recognized with a charter as Local 13 from the “Bricklayers and Masons’ International Union” [sic]. The author makes a point of explaining that at the time of publication, “Local No. 13 Wisconsin is not comprised of only Bricklayers, but also included in its membership are Stone Masons, Tile Layers, Terrazzo Workers, Block Layers, and Cleaners, Pointers, and Caulkers” (p. 7). The bulk of this history is devoted to the notable events mentioned in the minutes kept of the local’s meetings for the period from 1916 through 1967.The image of the seal of the “American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976” appears on the outside of the back cover of this pamphlet.
  1. DeRosier, John Baptiste. “Reflections of a Labor Leader: A Comparison of Local and State Labor Trends and Issues”. 46 p. Notes: A look at the history of Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 42 of Superior, Wisconsin, from 1923 through 1978 and its relations with the Wisconsin State Federation of Labor during those years through use of the local’s records deposited in the Superior Area Research Center (located in the Superior Public Library) and an interview with Leonard Rouse, Sr., an active member of the local from 1938 through 1978, who also served as the local’s president and business agent from 1965 through 1978. It should be noted that in November 1963 the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association merged the territory of Local 42 (except for the counties of Burnett, Washburn and Sawyer) into the jurisdiction of Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 32 in Duluth, Minnesota, and then, in February 1969, the expanded Local 32 was merged into Sheet Metal Workers’ Union Local 166 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. A copy of this paper is available in the Superior Area Research Center, Superior, Wisconsin.
  1. International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139. Building Wisconsin for 100 Years: The History of the Operating Engineers – Local 139 – 1902-2002. [Pewaukee, Wis.]: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139; 2002. 72 p. Notes: Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs, this anniversary book surveys the history of the first one hundred years of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, the Wisconsin statewide ‘mixed’ local (meaning that the local’s jurisdiction encompasses more than just the stationary equipment). Originally founded on July 31, 1902 in Milwaukee as Local 139 of the International Union of Steam Engineers, the local was founded upon the pledge that their members “would never work for less than the agreed wage scale and above all, that they would never harm, in any manner, another Operating Engineer” (p. 1). For its first two years Local 139 ‘s jurisdiction did encompass both parts of the occupation–the stationary engineers, as well as the portable and hoisting engineers–however, in 1904 the stationary engineers were given their own charter, while Local 139 continued as the state’s ‘portable and hoisting local.’ Their international union’s name was changed in 1912 to the International Union of Steam and Operating Engineers, then in 1928 to its present name, the International Union of Operating Engineers. Section One of the book reviews the history of Local 139 decade by decade, relating that history to significant national developments, and also includes special features on some of the outstanding leaders within the local, as well as several ‘member histories’ which focus on the life and career of individual members of Local 139. The book’s Section Two covers the history of how Local 139 has dealt with the issue of training for apprentices and members, while Section Three provides “A Quick Guide to Important Events and Laws Affecting Operating Engineers in Wisconsin.” Besides its training site in Coloma, Wisconsin, Local 139 currently maintains headquarters in: Pewaukee, Wisconsin (District A); Madison, Wisconsin (District B); Altoona, Wisconsin (District C); and, Appleton, Wisconsin (District D).
  1. International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 802. Painters and Drywall Finishers Local Union 802, 100th Anniversary, November 1, 1902-November 1, 2002: One Union, One Voice–IUPAT Local 802’s First Hundred Years. [Madison, Wis.: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 802; 2002?]. 43, [12] p. Notes: This anniversary booklet reviews the history of International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 802, the Painters and Drywall Finishers of Madison, Wisconsin, from the local’s formation in 1902 up to the local’s one-hundredth anniversary in 2002; up until January 1, 2000, the name of this international union was the International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades (IBPAT). Prepared by John Lund and David Nack of the University of Wisconsin School for Workers, this history was based on a number of oral history interviews they conducted for the project and also the official records of the local union. Extensive quotations from the oral histories personalize how the painter’s trade has changed through the years and demonstrate how the organizational ups and downs of the local union reflected the rise and fall of the nation’s economic circumstances.
  1. Jamakaya, J. Ironworkers Local 8, 100+ Years: Proud of Our Past, Building the Future–History of Ironworkers Local 8. Milwaukee, Wis.: International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Union Local No. 8; 2001. 23 p. Notes: This overview of twenty-three pages recounts the history of International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 8 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was included in the center of the program booklet for the local union’s “One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration” held on June 9, 2001. The first charter of Iron Workers Local 8 was granted to it on June 26, 1896 by the National Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers; then, when the national association changed its name in 1900 to the International Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers of America, Local 8 was sent an updated charter as the Housesmiths and Bridgemen’s Local Union No. 8 of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.An electronic version in HTML of this history is available in the website of Iron Workers Local 8 at this URL: http://iwl8.org/history8.html.