A Labor Day tribute to labor/union leader Dave Arian

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.

How Women Started on the Docks — Dave Arian

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.

Harry Bridges M&M Contract — Dave Arian

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.