The Liverpool dockers' strike
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- Interview with SF Longshoreman
- LabourNet interviews Jack Heyman, ILWU, 19 January 1996. Jack Heyman
is a docker from San Francisco who visited Liverpool 12-13 January on
behalf of the International Longshoremen and Warehousemen's Union to
express solidarity with the sacked dockers on strike since 28 September.
- West Coast strike stops ports
- By Marilyn Bechtel, People's Weekly World, 25 January 1997.
West coast ports from Seattle to Los Angeles/Long Beach were shutdown
tight as thousands of dock workers joined in a dramatic international
demonstration of solidarity with dockers in Liverpool, England, who
are fighting against privatization and union-busting.
- Crossing Borders: The Rise Of A Global Union
- By James B. Parks, Amnerica@Work, April 1997. The West Coast
work stoppage on January 20 was part of a week-long series of actions
at 105 ports around the world-staged in a global show of solidarity
for 500 dock workers in Liverpool, England, who have been out of work
for nearly two years.
- South African dockers to boycott fruit exports
- From LabourNet, 13 August 1997. In a dramatic echo of the international
Outspan boycott during the apartheid years, South African dockers plan
to halt fruit exports to the UK in solidarity with sacked Liverpool