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April 25, 2024

April 25, 1924 – There is no settlement in sight for the strike of the Alaska fishermen. Alarm is expressed that if the strike is not ended soon it will be too late to send boats North for the best of the fishing season. The Alaska Packers Association and Alaska Fishermen’s Union have been deadlocked some time over the matter of wages for the coming season. The packers declare several boats have been sent South with mixed labor outfits and that one ship was sent with a full non-union crew. Peter Olson, secretary of the Union, said that if the fleet sailed this year it will go with men never be...

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