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On November 17, 1946, Hawaiian sugar workers organizing with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ended their 79 day strike, winning a partial victory after costing planters at least $15 million and changing the nature of labor relations in Hawaii for good. From the beginning of American domination over Hawaii, well before it was annexed […]
On January 20, 1920, Filipino sugar workers on Oahu, Hawaii, went on strike to demand higher pay. Japanese workers soon joined them and this multiracial strike led to minimal victory for workers and, even rarer, a cross-racial strike with significant solidarity that helped create that victory. Hawaii became a target of U.S. imperialism from almost […]
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