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STEVEDORE. A person employed in loading and unloading vessels. Dunl. Adm. Pr. 98. Vide Arrameurs; Sac

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The ILA, AFL-CIO is the largest union of waterfront workers in North America, representing upwards of 65,000 longshoremen covering the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Great Lakes, major US rivers, Puerto Rico, and Eastern Canada.
In 1934, San Francisco longshoremen 6 who were non-union since employers had crushed their union in 1919 6 reorganized and led a coast-wide "( Big Strike ."
The deal provides work for 36 longshoremen, according to a Port press release.
Although scholars have identified a plurality of working-class masculinities in this time period, AR and his cohort embodied the "rugged masculinity" and "radical manliness" of longshoremen and miners who engaged in feats of "masculine strength" and partook in direct action, reminiscent of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The Ports of New York and New Jersey were shut down on Friday, January 29th, when 4,000 longshoremen walked off in a wildcat strike.
The Hook of the title is two-fold - both Red Hook, the gritty Brooklyn shoreline where Miller himself was raised, and the baling hook carried by longshoremen, the dock workers with their baggy caps, sinewy arms and chewy Brooklyn accents.
Phillips writes: "Judy was crying and singing to a large group of big, beautiful, black, semi-naked longshoremen. They were hollering."
LOS ANGELES -- A long-running dispute between the longshoremen's union here and shipowners led to a four-day suspension of cargo unloading over the President's Day holiday weekend.
Like the longshoremen in On The Waterfront, Scottish construction workers have to hang around at the beck and call of the employers.
The ITF has 21 United States member unions including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the National Air Traffic Controllers' Association, the International Longshoremen's Association, and the Transportation Workers' Union.