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Solidarity stories : an oral history of the ILWU

Author: Harvey Schwartz
Publisher: Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2009]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, born out of the 1934 West Coast maritime and San Francisco general strikes under the leadership of Harry Bridges, has been known for its commitment to democracy, solidarity, and social justice. In this collection of narratives, union leaders and rank-and-file workers talk about their lives at work, on the picket line, and in the union.
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwartz, Harvey.
Solidarity stories
(OCoLC)1012116598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harvey Schwartz
ISBN: 9780295988832 0295988835 9780295988849 0295988843
OCLC Number: 268797310
Description: xi, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Longshore: the San Francisco Bay area --
Longshore: the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors --
Longshore, shipboard, and bookstores: the Pacific Northwest and Canada --
Warehouse and cotton compress: California --
Agriculture: Hawaii --
Politics: the Old Left --
Epilogue: "An injury to one is an injury to all."
Responsibility: Harvey Schwartz.

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