But (http://depts.washington.edu/dock/Harry_Bridges_intro.shtml) Harry Bridges
, the union's charismatic leader, joined with fellow union radicals to commit to racial equality in its ranks.
A beautifully balanced sound design by Rob Temperton and Harry Bridges
Saturday at Coos History Museum, on Front Street in Coos Bay, when Lionel Youst tells the story of Harry and Agnes Bridges and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union in Coos County, of which Harry Bridges
was president for 40 years; talk will focus on Bridges' personal Coos County connection and efforts by his wife to deport him to his native Australia during the Cold War.
That power revolves around several things that founding father Harry Bridges
enshrined both in the union's culture and its contract with employers.
He documents not only espionage by a few hundred American communists, but perjury in denying Party membership by such leading figures in the US labour movement as the maritime workers' leader Harry Bridges
. He explores why the left in the US never achieved lasting strength, even before its unfortunate deviation into Bolshevism; among the reasons is America's lack of a feudal past and of nearly any class-consciousness among its workers.
In San Francisco, in particular, the leadership of the ILWU was proudly left wing; the union's key founder and long-time president, the Australian immigrant Harry Bridges
, was widely known as "Red Harry."
When I got a copy of What Comes Naturally, I felt a pang upon seeing the cover: there was Nikki Bridges, also known as Noriko Sawada Bridges Flynn, captured by a press photographer in 1958, standing beside her soon-to-be husband Harry Bridges
, the well-known leader of the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU).
Readers of these interviews will conclude that despite the importance of such leaders as the famous Harry Bridges
, the ILWU is the sum of its parts--in this case, a large number of dedicated, loyal, and proud members and their families who simply wanted to help working people.
Written by Los Angeles-based British actor Ian Ruskin, it tells the story of Australian Harry Bridges
, who emigrated to California and founded the west coast dock workers' union the ILWU, which has a long history of support for their Liverpool counterparts.
Some readers may remember Harry Bridges
and his historic agreement on technological change with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) in the late 1960s.
A reporter from San Francisco recently called to ask me whether I believed records from the archives in Moscow might prove at last that Harry Bridges
, the organizer and leader of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, once belonged to the CP, although he spent 30 years denying it.