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Tacoma artist preparing a sculpture of founding ILWU president Harry Bridges

Sculptor Paul Michaels, second from left, listens to Local 23 longshoremen Jim Norton, left, Bill Connolly, center, and Ronald Magden, right, on what they’d like to see changed in the clay statue of Harry Bridges. One of the primary financial backers of the Bridges project — Emil Korjan, a former ILWU member who died […]

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A labor of love

Longshoremen used a rope sling to haul cargo from ships before the docks used mechanized cranes in the 1940’s. Photo courtesy of ILWU Local 23 and Dr. Ron Magden.

In anticipation of Local 23’s celebration next week of 125 years of unionism on the Tacoma waterfront, the Tacoma Weekly published an article from which […]

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