1949 longshore strike in Hilo and Mahukona

The 1949 dock strike in Hawaiʻi was a fight to make the wages of Hawaiʻi longshore and warehouse workers be comparable to those doing the same work, for the same company, on the West Coast of the United States. This reel shows International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 136 members holding meetings and picketing at various locations during the strike. Other shots include musicians helping to keep the morale of the strikers up and labor leader Harry Bridges arriving in the islands. No audio. Recorded in Hilo and Mahukona (Kohala) in 1949.

Languages: English


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