The International Longshoremen's and
Warehousemen's (ILWU), Local 13 Oral History Project Collection consists of
interviews with various generations of longshoremen that were are part of the Local 13
Union in Los Angeles, California.
In 1892, members of the longshore union met in Detroit, Michigan to christen their
organization as the National Longshoremen's Association of the United States. The
new union quickly became an official arm of the trade unionist movement by joining with
the American Federation of Labor (AFL). With successful expansion into ports on the east
and west coasts, including several Canadian ports by 1895, the union changed its name to
the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA).
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The collection is open for research use.