Jungle on the Waterfront

Todd, Constance L.
May 1942
New Republic;5/4/42, Vol. 106 Issue 18, p596
Focuses on the hiring system at the docks of Atlantic and Gulf ports and suggests methods for their safeguard. Demand by rank-and-filers of the International Longshoremen's Association for the appointment of a responsible shipping chief; Corruption in the hiring system which produces fatal carelessness; Features of the shape-up at docks; Reference to a study of a typical longshoremen's households, published by Greenwich House; Information on president of the International Longshoremen's Association, Joseph P. Ryan's agreement for the shape-up; Factor that could turn the trick for the safeguarding of the docks.


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