War on the Docks:
Puget Sound’s Longshoremen in the 1934 Strike
The 1934 Longshoremen’s strike was the first of many strikes in the mid-1930s.The Pacific Coast longshoremen
set an important precedent,
showing workers across
the country that significant
gains could be made through
solidarity and united action.
In 1935, taking cues from the longshoremen, Puget Sound’s timber workers went out on strike.ILA
members joined them on
the picket lines.
Original newsreel footage of ’35 Timber