War on the Docks:
Puget Sound’s Longshoremen in the 1934 Strike
For 83 days in the spring and summer of 1934, thousands of longshoremen along the Pacific Coast battled employers, police, and scabs in a strike for better working conditions and union recognition.
“War on the Docks” is a special section of the WATERFRONT WORKERS HISTORY PROJECT.It
tells the story of the ‘34 strike
in the Puget Sound and explores its legacy as one of the most important events in this region’s history.