Pacific coast longshoremen"s stike of 1934
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Pacific coast longshoremen"s stike of 1934 statement of Thomas G. Plant, president of the Waterfront employers union of San Francisco, to the National longshoremen"s board, July 11, 1934. by Thomas G. Plant

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Written in English


  • Pacific Coast Longshoremen"s Strike, 1934.

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ContributionsWaterfront Employers Union of San Francisco.
LC ClassificationsHD5325.L62.1934 .P37
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Pagination43 p.
Number of Pages43
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Open LibraryOL16761410M

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The Pacific Coast Strike - 1 [A brief background on the events leading up to the strike might be helpful for those of us who didn’t live in that period. T.H. Watkins wrote about the Longshoremens Association of San Francisco and the Bay District, the so-called “Blue Book” union (after the color of its. Pacific Longshore Industry, — Wage Chronologies Introduction. — Coastwide Standards on wages, hours, and certain working conditions for the Pacific Coast longshore industry were established by an award on Octo , of the National Longshoremen's Board appointed by the President of the United States. Guide to the C. Lyn Fox Papers pertaining to the Longshoremen's strike and the Pacific Coast maritime strike, Processed by Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Patricia White Department of Special Collections Green Library Stanford University Libraries Stanford, CA Phone: () In the spring and summer of , o longshoremen on the West Coast of the United States went out on strike from their waterfront jobs for 83 days.

  The strike reached well beyond Portland. On May 9, , members of the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) walked off the job at all West Coast ports, successfully crippling maritime shipping. The longshoremen’s demands included union recognition, union-controlled hiring, reduced hours, and increased wages. The year saw a wave of strikes that spread across the entire United States. One of the most paralyzing strikes was the waterfront worker’s strike, which froze all major ports up and down the Pacific Coast. It began with a coast-wide longshore strike organized and led by the International Longshoremen Association (ILA).   The longshoremen’s strike was a display of this, and it was above all “a great triumph.” Properly understood, the San Francisco General Strike and the uprising on the Pacific Coast needs placing in this history, but also in the tradition of syndicalism, that is, the tradition of direct action, mass movements, immigrant strikes, labor. WASHINGTON, March -- By an appeal in behalf of the public interest, President Roosevelt averted temporarily today a strike of longshoremen on the Pacific Coast which was to start tomorrow.

These conditions, combined with a rapidly expanding West Coast maritime economy, gave rise to the Coast Seamen's Union, which became the Sailor's Union of the Pacific. The Coast Seamen's Union was founded on a lumber pile on the Folsom Street Wharf on March 6, , by radical socialists of the San Francisco-based International Workmen's 1/5(1). General strikes The West Coast Waterfront Strike (also known as the West Coast Longshoremen's Strike, as well as a number of variations on these names) lasted eighty-three days, and began on May 9, when longshoremen in every US West Coast port walked out. ing the violent Pacific Coast strike of , but these had failed to satisfy either the workers, who sought to extend their gains, or the shipowners, who accepted unionism with deep reluctance. Having been awarded joint hiring halls with the shipowners in , the longshoremen, under Harry Bridges and the International Long-. On May 9, , 1, Seattle Longshoremen j other maritime workers in closing every seaport between San Diego and Juneau. It is the first industry-wide strike on the West Coast.