Reminiscences of M. Hedley Stone : oral history, 1969.


Reminiscences of M. Hedley Stone : oral history, 1969.

Early experiences; International Seaman's Union; National Maritime Union: conditions of employment, hiring halls, injury cases, racial discrimination, dues collection, pensions; contrast between East and West Coast shipping; relations with International Longshoremen's Association; strikes in the 1930s; Congressional investigations; effects of National Recovery Administration; Wagner Act, New Deal; foreign flag ships; Communist Party and the unions; founding of Congress of Industrial Organizations, merger with American Federation of Labor; establishment of Political Action Committee-Congress of Industrial Organizations. Impressions of Joseph Curran, Harry Bridges, Walter Reuther, John L. Lewis.

Transcript: 411 leaves.Tape: 7 reels.

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