• Creator
  • Snug Harbor Packing Company
  • Created Date
  • 1937
  • Description
  • Charles Vitter and George Stephenson went to Snug Harbor as members of a crew all of whom were American born Japanese, with the exception of Charles and George who were white. The entire crew was composed of members of the Cannery Workers' Union. On the day the crew arrived, dissatisfaction was voiced regarding the type of food served, which was Oriental food; the entire crew called a vote and decided that a protest was to be made to the Super... more
    Charles Vitter and George Stephenson went to Snug Harbor as members of a crew all of whom were American born Japanese, with the exception of Charles and George who were white. The entire crew was composed of members of the Cannery Workers' Union. On the day the crew arrived, dissatisfaction was voiced regarding the type of food served, which was Oriental food; the entire crew called a vote and decided that a protest was to be made to the Superintendent. Vitter was sent to the union delegate Harry Tanaka and both of them went to the Superintendent and voiced a complaint relative to the food on behalf of the entire crew. The Superintendent immediately accused Vitter of being an agitator in conjunction with Stephanson and notified Vitter as well as Stephanson that their services were terminated. The two employees asked for a statement from the Superintendent in order to make it clear to their union officials that they had not been discharged for radical agitating. A letter was written... less
  • Format
  • text
    Typescript
    Letter (correspondence)
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