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  • 1920
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  • In this labor spy report given to Broussais Beck on May 8, 1920, "Agent #17" [Edward W. Graham] attends the weekly meeting of the Boilermakers and Helpers Union, Local #104. A letter was read from William Short announcing that the State Federation of Labor convetion will be held in Spokane on June 28, and that "business of the most important kind" will be transacted there. Percy May of the Longshoremen then addresses the meeting, announcing th... more
    In this labor spy report given to Broussais Beck on May 8, 1920, "Agent #17" [Edward W. Graham] attends the weekly meeting of the Boilermakers and Helpers Union, Local #104. A letter was read from William Short announcing that the State Federation of Labor convetion will be held in Spokane on June 28, and that "business of the most important kind" will be transacted there. Percy May of the Longshoremen then addresses the meeting, announcing that the longshoremen's strike would be the beginning of a battle with the Associated Industries, who intend to make the city and state "open shop". May announces that they will dispense with the middle men: the longshoremen will bid on the work of unloading the boats now themselves. (A handwritten note adds that "this action was taken at the Longshoremen convention here last week and will be in effect from San Diego to Vancouver B.C."). less
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    Scanned from original text or image at 150 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2011