Harry Bridges

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United States labor leader who organized the longshoremen (1901-1990)


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That's the power of the ILWU,'' said Dave Arian, who worked at the docks for 44 years and now runs the union-supported Harry Bridges Institute, a nonprofit that educates workers on labor history.
Now, as a pensioner, Tyler affirms that "every time I go to the hospital, or up to the clinic, or have to get some medicine, I think, 'Thank God for Harry Bridges and the ILWU.
Jane Harman, D-36th, her district includes an area of Wilmington north of Harry Bridges Boulevard.
Topics include the San Francisco machinists, West Coast shipyards, Harry Bridges and the Longshoremen's union, the role of the CIO leaders, the role of government, and civil rights struggles in Southern California.
Among Hoover's special targets were Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, John and Robert Kennedy, Harry Bridges of the Longshoreman's Union, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Construction of the rail project begins on the heels of completion of the Harry Bridges Boulevard Roadway Improvements, a $22 million project also built with federal stimulus dollars.
Lewis, George Meany, Walter Reuther and Harry Bridges, none of them gentle, reasonable types.
He locates the fight against the loyalty oath, which lasted from 1949 to 1952, in a broader trajectory of struggle: from the 1934 general strike in San Francisco in which the Australian-born longshoremen leader, Harry Bridges, played a critical role, to the 1964 Free Speech Movement, which, says Blauner, attempted to complete 'the unfinished business of the oath years'.
In a melding of labor and art, a presentation of a one-man play celebrating the life of West Coast union leader Harry Bridges is being sponsored by the University of Oregon's Labor Education and Research Center and the Lane County Labor Council.
In 1937, Corona began working with labor leaders such as Josefina Fierro, Lloyd Seeliger, Harry Bridges, and many others who provided a political education.
Markholt labels the longshore leader Harry Bridges, his union, and even the Congress of Industrial Organizations as part of a "Communist bloc," guilty at every turn of disrupting the maritime workers' legitimate aspirations to solidarity, as personified by Harry Lundeberg of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific (SUP).
For whatever reason, in the popular imagination Los Angeles is rarely associated with political activism, despite the long shadows cast by the likes of Harry Bridges, Cesar Chavez and, uh, Jane Fonda.
Wilmington Waterfront Park Grand Opening - In June, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and thousands of community residents joined the Port in dedicating this new 30-acre waterfront park at Harry Bridges Boulevard between Figueroa and Avalon Boulevards.
The new focus is largely on terminal and business development projects such as China Shipping, TraPac, Plains All American, and the World Cruise Center, along with waterfront and community projects such as the Cabrillo Way Marina and the Harry Bridges Boulevard buffer.
The Buffer provides approximately 30 acres of open space between Port operations and the community between Harry Bridges Boulevard and C Street, from Figueroa Street to Lagoon Avenue.