The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters' first West Coast headquarters was located at 517 Wood Street, Oakland, California.

The union was the first black union in the country recognized by the AFL, and was formed August 25, 1925, as a union for Pullman porters and maids. It was founded by A. Phillip Randolph (president) and C. L. Dellums (vice president), who was also the West Coast supervisor.

In 1967, the union was at 1716 - 7th Street.

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