By Kim Moody

Original yr of publication: 1988; 1989, 1992, 1993 - reprints

Over the earlier decade American exertions has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first finished background of the exertions stream from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody indicates how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a household correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized creation. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in prefer of its previous chilly struggle liaisons and illusory compacts with giant company, the AFL-CIO below George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been pressured to give up lots of its post-war gains.

With awesome realization to the viewpoints of rank-and-file employees, Moody chronicles the most important, yet principally unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its means out of the quandary. In case reports of vehicle, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he strains the increase of 'anti-concession' routine and in different case experiences describes the bold hindrances to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the provider quarter. a close research of the Rainbow Coalition's power to unite exertions with different innovative teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the probabilities of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'

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Boat slips were ultimately added for the adjacent Station 110 Fire Station. The California Yacht Club has several fingers of slips in front of the current Tony P’s Bar & Grill. ) 62 The TriZec Towers, built by a Canadian development company, were originally named Marina Airport Plaza. However, the name was often confused with other “airport” buildings that were actually closer to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). North and South Admiralty Towers did not prove to be a popular name, either.

However, it was the devastating storm of January 1963 that produced heavy wave tidal damage to the Westside Marina as well as to the Harbor Administration Center and Pieces of Eight restaurant. An immediate solution had to be found. Again, the Pacific Ocean was trying to reclaim its marshlands. ) 41 Strong storms in the Pacific Ocean, hundreds of miles offshore, create wave action that funnels strongly into Santa Monica Bay. In January 1963, a violent surge upended docks, pilings, and utilities, as shown here.

In the photograph to the right, the framed “souvenir” edition is being accepted in 1963 by chairman Aubrey Austin Jr. (left) and marina director Art Will (center). Officer Peacock of the US Army Corps of Engineers (right) is present at this initiation of the start of construction of the detached breakwater. ) 53 Chairman Aubrey Austin Jr. (left), engineer officer Peacock (center), and marina director Arthur Will hold large rocks and are poised to toss the material at the spot where the new breakwater will be built.

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