NAME: WILSON, SIDNEY

BORN: Mason City (1912)

DIED:

GENDER: m

 

INTERVIEWER: Kelso

DATE: 12/02/78

 

TOWN: MASON CITY

 

UNION:  Teamsters, IBT Local 828

OFFICES HELD: all offices in IBT Local 828

 

TIME PERIOD: 1920s–1940s

 

INDEX

Avoca, Iowa––Teamsters organizing, 1940s, 28–33

Depression (1930s)––bank closings, 3

Dobbs, Farrell––in Sioux City, 19–21

Dunne brothers––influence in Mason City, 9, 19–20, 21–25

Emmetsburg, Iowa––milkmen, 1920s, 2, 4

Independent Union of All Workers (IUAW)––organizing Mason City drivers, 6–9

Keul, Carl––Teamsters organizer, 29, 30, 33–34

Labor unions––IBT Local 828, 1–36

Mason City, Iowa, 1–36

Mason City––b. 1912, 2

Milkmen––in the 1920s–30s, 2, 4, 5–9

Packinghouse industry (1920s–50s)––organizing, Decker & Sons, 26–27

Socialist Workers Party––influence in Iowa, 19–20, 35–36

Teamsters (IBT)––contracts and negotiations, 18–19, 34–35

Teamsters (IBT)––Iowa leadership, 14–15, 29–34

Teamsters (IBT)––organizing in Mason City, 7–13

Teamsters (IBT)––organizing in Avoca, Iowa, 28–33

Teamsters (IBT)––origins of over-the-road contract, 15–17

Truck drivers––in the 1930s, 4–9

Truck drivers––organizing in Mason City, 6–13

White, Jim––Teamsters organizer, 11–12, 14–15

Wilson, Sidney, 1–36