TERRITORIES: The Great Sugar Strike

Long, lean Harry Bridges had Hawaii tied up like a cat's cradle. Sitting in his San Francisco waterfront office 2,400 miles away, he could chuckle as Hawaii's "Big Five"—the five companies* ¢which control most of the island's basic crops and business—fretted and fumed. Two strikes had done it.

The first was the U.S. maritime strike. The second was the great sugar strike. Here Bridges had copied one of crafty old John L. Lewis' tricks. Just as John L. had expanded his Mine Workers by taking farmers, railroaders, etc. in his U.M.W. District 50, so Harry had organized Hawaii's sugar workers...

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