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  • Title: Avelino Ramos oral history
    Date: 1996 May 9
    Creator: Labor Archives and Research Center
    Extent: Transcript: 1 folder; Tapes: 2 audio cassettes
    Collection number: larc.oh.ramos
    Contributing Institution: Labor Archives and Research Center
    J. Paul Leonard Library, Room 460
    San Francisco State University
    1630 Holloway Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94132-1722
    (415) 405-5571
    larc@sfsu.edu
    Abstract: 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.
    Location: Collection is available onsite.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC), J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owner. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Avelino Ramos oral history. San Francisco State University. Labor Archives and Research Center

    Acquisition Information

    Interviewed conducted by Harvey Schwartz, 1996.

    Biography

    Avelino "Abba" Ramos retired in 1997 after long career as ILWU activist, organizer, business agent, and International Representative.

    Scope and Contents

    Sound recording of interview with Avelino 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Filipino Americans -- California -- Interviews.
    Filipino Americans -- Hawaii -- Interviews.
    Labor union members -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews.
    Labor union members -- Hawaii -- Interviews.
    Labor unions -- California -- History.
    Labor unions -- Hawaii -- History.
    Stevedores -- Labor unions -- California -- San Francisco.
    Stevedores -- Labor unions -- Hawaii.
    Ramos, Avelino
    Schwartz, Harvey
    International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union. Local 6 (San Francisco, Calif.)