In honor of Labor Day, Stories of LA Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (SOLAHA) is paying tribute to the late Dave Arian, esteemed local labor/union leader, who was part of SOLAHA Volume I.
Former ILWU International President, Dave Arian discusses the great influence his parents had on his family’s progressive activism and fight for social justice.
Former ILWU President Dave Arian discusses racial discrimination against African American workers on the docks in the 1950s.
Dave Arian, the former president of the ILWU International, talks about the evolution of work on the waterfront, from throwing bananas to containerization.
Former ILWU president, Dave Arian tells the story of how the first woman to work on the docks got her start when her father died and she had no brothers to inherit his union book.
Former ILWU International president, Dave Arian talks about butting heads with his dad over an ILWU contract that Harry Bridges negotiated, only to later realize that he was wrong and Harry was right.