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Title
Interview with Walter Thomas Jourdan, Organizer of Miscellaneous Workers Union, Inc
Creator
Beckford, Ruth
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1971
Contributing Institution
Oakland Public Library, African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Collection
California Light and Sound from African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Rights Information
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Description
California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP)
Arrives with family in Oakland in 1913 [00:00]; Attending Prescott School [00:34]; Working as a dining car dishwasher for the Southern Pacific Railroad [01:35]; Working in express business in Alameda for Sylvester Hackett [02:05]; Wages working for Southern Pacific Railroad [03:21]; Hired on San Francisco waterfront during 1919 Strike [04:12]; Experience working as wench driver on San Francisco waterfront [05:37]; Danger traveling from docks to Ferry Building during 1919 Strike [08:52]; Travel back to New Orleans to visit father [11:21]; Job as construction laborer with father [12:06]; Marriage to visit wife Jenny Williams [12:36]; George Montgomery and Mr. Howard [12:50]; Fisherman along Chef Menteur [14:42]; Serving Huey Long [15:27]; Working for American Express Company as a horse groomer [16:16]; Family visit and convince him to move back to Oakland in 1930 [17:13]; Few jobs for African Americans in Oakland in 1930 [17:55]; Working for the WPA building Oakland Airport runway [18:35]; Building airport retaining wall in channel [20:02]; Creation of the Cooks, Waiters, Porters, and Janitors Club/Miscellaneous Workers Union, Inc. [20:42]; Union charter [22:16]; Attempts to get hired in the shipyards during World War II [24:26]; Petitioned Boilermakers Union for auxiliary charter for African Americans [24:38]; List of charter union members [25:38]; Trainee program for union members [27:12]; Criticism for seeking charter [27:52]; Only qualified mechanic Carl Laurence [?] Jackson hired as riveter [28:21]; Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, California [28:54]; Fighting to get African American union members at Shipyard #2 [29:12]; African American workers willingness to learn the trades [31:50]; Miscellaneous Workers Union, Inc. workers competing with Boilermakers union members for jobs [33:29]; Miscellaneous Workers Union, Inc. workers still working in shipyards [35:00]; Bulletin of the union [36:50]; Garbage collection in Oakland during the 1910s [40:05]
Type
sound
Format
Master
1/8 inch audio cassette
1 Tape of 1
00:41:28
Identifier
http://archive.org/details/caolaam_000037
Language
English
Relation
Ruth Beckford Papers
http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8w0997v

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