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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©

Faces from the past gather for a photo taken by M.C. Allen in 1938.

May 12, 1982 - A 41-2 strike vote by International Longshoreman’s Warehouse Union cold storage workers at Petersburg Fisheries Friday night was brought about mainly because of workers’ concerns that their overtime hours will be cut back, and because, under proposals made by the PFI negotiating team, workers would have to put in almost three times as many hours before they would be eligible for top wage, according to ILWU Local 85 President Cathy Montgomery.

At Whitney-Fidalgo, ILWU cold storage workers voted 12-0 to cancel the current extension of their contract. Negotiators representi...

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