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Maritime Museum video ‘honors Dickie Parker, John Knudsen, all longshoremen who have lost their lives’

‘Maritime Minute: History of the ILWU’ was created by the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and posted by the Port of Los Angeles on July 5, 2017:

Decades after the 1934 West Coast Waterfront strike, longshore workers are still an integral part of the Port of Los Angeles today as they were then. Marifrances Trivelli, Director of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, discusses how “Bloody Thursday” and the events that followed led to the formation of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In this special edition of Maritime Minute, we honor Dickie Parker, John Knudsen, and all of the longshoremen who have lost their lives working on the docks.


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