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Longshoreman

A person who loads and unloads cargo from ships. Because these jobs are often both temporary and dangerous, longshoremen in the United States are entitled to coverage under the Longshore Act. A longshoreman is also called a docker or a stevedore.
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These longshoremen were not simply anti-racists, they were communists and socialists.
Brian O'Neill has noted that "longshoremen derived much of the[ir] work satisfaction from being with their 'buddies.'" (54) Dock workers of ar's generation tended to live in waterfront communities like the lower west side of Saint John, in close proximity to the port.
The union contract between longshoremen and the companies that operate six grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest expired Sept.
longshoremen, stevedores, and vessel owners, Congress amended Section
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The approval earlier this month, however, marred with strong protects from longshoremen and port workers.
How many American jobs will be lost by truckers and longshoremen, not to mention factory workers?
Some critics have also complained that the longshoremen's union is itself a security risk, because it is allegedly controlled by mobsters.
But in its treatment of the actual characters, be they longshoremen or mid-level drug dealers or police detectives, I don't think it's cynical at all.
Putting cargo in standard-sized boxes allowed ships to be loaded or unloaded in days rather than weeks, so longshoremen were no Longer needed and the life went out of the old docks in cities such as London and Copenhagen.