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Shape-up and hiring hall a comparison of hiring methods and labor relations on the New York and Seattle waterfronts. by Charles P. Larrowe

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Stevedores -- New York (State) -- New York.,
  • Stevedores -- Washington (State) -- Seattle.,
  • Hiring halls.

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The Physical Object
Paginationix, 250 p. :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15411924M

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Get this from a library! Shape-up and hiring hall: a comparison of hiring methods and labor relations on the New York and Seattle waterfronts. [Charles P Larrowe]. Note newspaper headline about Hiring Hall winning permanence from arbitrator's decision. Image: Bits Hayden, from "The Big Strike" The central demand of the long and bitter West Coast longshore strike of focused upon the "shape-up" -- the practice of hiring men from amongst those who showed up each morning at one or another of the pier heads.   The ship owners’ association had established the “shape up” hiring hall-where it took a bottle of whiskey or a dollar bill to secure a job-as a way to break union power. Correcting the injustices of the shape-up system, the hiring hall became a means for the union to exert control at the source of labor, with the ILWU dispatching its longshoremen to the docks.

The Fink Hall Era and the ILA in the s. With the failure of the strike, the fink hall gained a much stronger, although not totally secure, foothold in Seattle. The waterfront employers banded together and amalgamated their separate hiring halls into a single employment office, which would register and dispatch all Seattle longshoremen. The systems of hiring on the waterfront like the fink hall and the shape up made longshoring a tenuous livelihood, and would come to symbolize the blatant corruption and disregard for workers’ well being that existed before the strike and the formation of the ILWU. Hiring Right A Practical Guide By Susan J. Herman English Paperback Book Free. $ Hiring Right A Practical Guide, Herman New Fast Free Shipping-, Shape-up And Hiring Hall A Comparison Of Hiring Methods And Labor Relations On. $ From Hiring To Firing A Practical Guide To Selecting, Motivating, And Retaining.   The issues included wages and hours: the longshoremen wanted $1 an hour, the six hour day and the thirty hour week. They wanted union representation. But above all they demanded the abolition of the hated shape-up and its replacement with a union hiring hall. The strike would last 83 days.

Longshoremen: Community and hiring hall human ideology industry informal community informal level informal resistance Jurgen Habermas liberation Lippy longer longshore Louis Althusser Marx Marxists means men's needs neighborhood organization partial strike participation pier play political port postindustrial society potential production. a luncheonette two blocks away from the hiring hall. They drink coffee and munch on buttered rolls, read the Daily News, and talk sports and politics until the windows open at the hiring hall at A.M. when they can badge-in. They continue socializing until the shape-up . Cite this work as: The Hilo Massacre: Hawaii's Bloody Monday, August 1st, (Honolulu: University of Hawaii, Center for Labor Education & Research, ). It was first published in on the year memorial of the Hilo Massacre. At that time the Center for Labor Education & Research was part of the College of Continuing Education and Community Service at the University of Hawai'i . Excerpt. It was difficult to decide on an appropriate breaking-off point for the book. At the time of writing, conditions on the New York waterfront were still highly fluid, with dramatic new developments occurring almost every week, while West Coast labor-management relations and the status of the hiring hall had been stable since