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Vancouver applies for admission

Photo caption: Local 118, Vancouver, British Columbia, members posed for a formal portrait on December 6, 1903, four months after the local was organized.

The original application was refused by the Executive Board because the local had fewer than the 15-member minimum required by the Alliance constitution.  The American Federation of Labor intervened, and after Vancouver sent in extra names, the matter was referred to the convention.

The delegates, obviously still concerned about the legitimacy of this local, refused to overrule the Executive Board and allow the Vancouver local to affiliate.