Railroad Clerks Union 1939

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Text on Button B. of R. & S. C. F. H. E. & S. E. C OF BR A.F OF L. A DEC 1939 SA 94 UNION LABEL CHICAGO
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A large blue C sits right in the center on a white background. In the center of the C is a blue X symbol made of railroad spikes and smaller letters in blue colored text.  Around the C, in a circular formation, are blue letters and an illustration of Christmas holly. 

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PAT. FEB 13 1817
(Illustration of duck)
(Two pieces of indecipherable text/image)
NO 15676


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The Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employees (BRSCFHESE) was organized in 1899 as the Order of Railroad Clerks of America in central Missouri.The union name on this button was adopted in 1919 and since 1987 has been called the Transportation Communications International Union. Also in 1919, the Grand Lodge, the union's overarching authority, determined that each BRSCFHESE lodge could have no more than one hundred members and lodge meetings were to occur on a monthly basis. This button, decorated with seasonal holly leaves and berries, dates from the December 1939 meeting.  

Catalog ID CL0204