By Dennis Kelly, United Educators of San Francisco
On May 16, 1918, J.P. Utter wrote to the president of the AFT to
remind him that a year earlier Utter had asked about chartering a
local. In that year, the Vallejo teachers had organized 57 of 58
teachers and principals, had elected two officers, created a
salary committee that delivered a raise, demanded and won 12
monthly paychecks, and had created a temporary organization.
Utter enclosed $10 for the charter fee.