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International Longshore and Warehouse Union: Quiz


Question 1: The strike was a violent one: when strikers attacked the stockade in which the employers were housing strikebreakers in ________ on May 15, the employers' private guards shot and killed two strikers.
Los AngelesAcademy Award for Best Supporting ActorHarbor City, Los Angeles, CaliforniaSan Pedro, Los Angeles, California

Question 2: The ________ and the Communist Party had both attempted to organize longshoremen, sailors and fishermen in the 1920s.
Anarcho-syndicalismIndustrial Workers of the WorldSyndicalismTimeline of labor issues and events

Question 3: When the CPUSA began to attack Roosevelt in the months after the signing of the ________ in 1939, the CIO responded by abolishing the position of West Coast director of the CIO, limiting Bridges' authority to California.
Winter WarJoseph StalinEastern BlocMolotov–Ribbentrop Pact

Question 4: Bridges had "not only been a secret party member but served on the CPUSA national Central Committee under a pseudonym," according to research conducted in recent years at the ________ archives in Moscow.
Left communismCominternCommunismMarxism

Question 5: Similar battles broke out in San Francisco and ________, Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
San Jose, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaHayward, CaliforniaFremont, California

Question 6: This incident is known as ________ and is recognized as a holiday for ILWU members.
International Longshore and Warehouse UnionHarry BridgesBloody Sunday1934 West Coast waterfront strike

Question 7: The Bush administration sought a national emergency injunction under the ________ against both the employers and the union.
Labour lawStrike actionTaft–Hartley ActLabor rights

Question 8: Opponents of the union have proposed moving longshore workers from coverage under the ________ to coverage under the Railway Labor Act, which would effectively prevent longshore workers from striking.
National Industrial Recovery ActNational Labor Relations ActFranklin D. RooseveltNew Deal

Question 9: It also represents hotel workers in Hawaii, cannery workers in Alaska, warehouse workers throughout the West and bookstore workers in ________.
Portland, OregonTualatin, OregonLake Oswego, OregonHillsboro, Oregon

Question 10: Harry Bridges was elected President of the new union, which quickly affiliated with the ________.
Congress of Industrial OrganizationsAmerican Federation of LaborInternational Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron WorkersTransport Workers Union of America

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