Sound recording of interview with Avelino "Abba" Ramos conducted by Harvey Schwartz. Describes youth in Hawaii as son of Filipino
sugar worker, coming of ILWU to Islands in 1940s, CIO organizing work in Hawaii, and career in California with Local 6, ILWU,
1962-1997, including rich exploration of the closing of the Colgate plant, East Bay, 1981; interview formed basis for an oral
history article that appeared in the ILWU newspaper The Dispatcher, May 1996.
Avelino "Abba" Ramos retired in 1997 after long career as ILWU activist, organizer, business agent, and International Representative.
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