Longshoremen's Strikes

LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKES, 1923 and 1935, were among the most important labour actions of the inter-war period. The 1923 strike began on 8 Oct when 1,400 dock workers, members of the International Longshoremen's Assoc, struck for higher wages. Employers, represented by the BC Shipping Federation, responded by locking out the workers; instead of negotiating they imported strikebreakers, who were housed for their own protection in ships on the waterfront, guarded by armed patrols. Employers...

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