Monday, March 13, 2006

Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union: ILWU Historical Information
History of this labor union whose origins "lie in the longshore industry of the Pacific Coast -- the work of loading and unloading ships' cargoes." Discusses key events in the union's history, involving both the longshoremen (who load and unload cargo) and the warehouse division (which stores, processes, and distributes cargo). Features several oral histories, including Harry Bridges, founding president and labor leader, and Bill Chester, the first black international officer. From the ILWU.

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