Item no. 28227
Debating Modernization and Mechanization Agreement, circa 1959, The ILWU Story: Six Decades of Militant Unionism, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, 1997.
The ground-breaking 1960 Modernization and Mechanization (M & M) Agreement was debated in caucuses, conferences and membership meetings throughout the west coast prior to the signing of the agreement. Here, ILWU President Harry Bridges discusses the proposed contract before a meeting of Local 10 in San Francisco.
Photograph by Otto Hagel (1909-1973).
See this image in the Images from the Waterfront exhibit.