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On August 11, 1937, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union formed, under the leadership of the radical Australian immigrant Harry Bridges. The ILWU would set the pace for how a leftist union could show leadership through the rest of the 1930s and well into the Cold War era when communist-led unions were being destroyed. Longshoremen […]

How We Talk About Strikes

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On February 21, 2015
It looks as if the labor dispute between the longshoremen’s union (ILWU) and west coast ports is about over, as Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez has been working hard to find a solution. Like so many strikes, the concern trolls have come out in great numbers, complaining that the ILWU is selfish and won’t sacrifice […]
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