Interview with Thomas Yagi, session 1 of 2 (11/9/1989)

Interview with Thomas Yagi conducted by Michi Kodama-Nishimoto and Larry Meacham on 11/9/1989 in the Valley Isle Realty office Wailuku, Maui as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. ILWU official traces his union activities from steward to division director. He speaks in detail of the 1946 and 1949 strikes, and Reluctant Thirty-nine acquittal. Other topics include: attending California Labor School to receive special training for union meeting and parliamentary procedures; plantation field work for the Wailuku Sugar Company and later Waihee Dairy; negative experiences with plantation bosses; and the influence of the red scare and House Un-American Activities Committee on union activities. Interview spans 4 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English

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