Oregon Experience

The 1934 Waterfront Strike: Solidarity on the Docks

Season 17 Episode 1 | 1h  | Video has closed captioning.

On May 9, 1934 more than 12,000 members of the International Longshoremen’s Association walked off the job from Bellingham to San Diego. They demanded better working conditions, union recognition and a coastwide contract. The strike would cripple shipping and paralyze commerce for nearly three months. Despite violent clashes up and down the coast, solidarity bound the longshoremen together

Aired: 07/11/22

Rating: NR

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