Jack Heyman

Jack Heyman has worked 45 years in the maritime industry as a seaman and as an Oakland longshoreman.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Longshore Workers Make a Stand for Labor
Longshore workers on the Columbia River caught everyone's attention three weeks ago when they blocked a move by a multinational grain consortium that threatened their union and their jobs. The media berated hundreds of longshoremen "storming" the port of Longview, Wash., and dumping thousands of tons of grain from railroad cars on the track. Most accounts glossed over that in opening its $200 million Export Grain Terminal, St.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Defending Labor's Right to Protest the War
There's a rising tide of workers' anger against the war in Iraq and the cuts in government programs to pay for it -- in enforcement of worker- safety laws, health care, Social Security, education and jobs. The recent victory of the nurses' union over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's attempt to deny adequate staffing ratios in hospitals shows that labor can turn the tide.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2002
On the Waterfront: Labor Solidarity vs. Federal Intervention
The future of West Coast ports and their workers is on the line. As a labor battle intensifies, the possibility of federal intervention looms, which could spell more restrictions on democratic freedoms in a "post-terrorist" era. How did we arrive at this brink? A little background:
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