International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (Canada)

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International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (Canada)

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The International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union in B.C. experienced a long transition into its present administration. The International Longshoremen's Association organized locals in Prince Rupert and Victoria in 1910 and in Vancouver in 1912. The Vancouver and Prince Rupert locals disbanded in 1925 and the Vancouver and District Waterfront Association was formed. In the 1930s, longshoremen were affiliated with the Vancouver Waterfront Worker's Association and several other organizations. The permanent establishment of the ILWU occurred in 1944. Within one year the B.C. locals were brought into a district council. The Canadian Area of the ILWU was established as an autonomous body in 1959.


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