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Retired in 1993 from Ship Clerks' Local 34, ILWU; reviews work-life and activism in Marine Cooks and Stewards, CIO, late 1940s-early 1950s; and in ILWU, 1955-1993; remembers waterfront screening, McCarthy period; recalls Jimmy Herman and racial integration of Local 34, early 1960s; led ILWU efforts to aid California farm workers' union movement, 1960s-1970s; Secretary-Treasurer, Northern California District Council, ILWU, 1982-1993; co-founded Bay Area Labor History Workshop, 1980s. LARC also has a supplementary interview tape that oral historian Harvey Schwartz used in his May 2004 article on Watson in the ILWU Dispatcher that has not been transcribed.
Employee screening--California Labor union members--California--San Francisco--Interviews Labor unions--California--History Stewards--California--San Francisco--Interviews International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 34 (San Francisco, Calif.) International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Northern California District Council Marine Cooks and Stewards
San Francisco (Calif.)
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