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President, Bay Area Typographical Union (BATU) Local 21, 1969-1987; born in 1929, Olson moved from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1939; worked on Treasure Island during World's Fair; joined ILWU in early 1940s; joined BATU Local 21 in 1951 and elected president in 1969; describes the anti-Hearst newspaper strike of 1968; San Rafael Independent Journal strike, ca. 1970s; the shrinking number of newspapers, 1970s-1980s; and the impact of new technologies on the Typographers Union.
Master Audio cassette
5 Tapes of 5
Oral History Collection csfst_000013_t1; csfst_000013_t2; csfst_000013_t3; csfst_000013_t4; csfst_000013_t5
Labor leaders--California--Interviews Labor unions--California--History Printing industry--California--San Francisco--History Printing industry--Employees--Labor unions--California--San Francisco--History International Typographical Union. Local 21 (San Francisco, Calif.)
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