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The 1934 Waterfront Strike: Solidarity on the Docks

Season 17 Episode 1 | 1h

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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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