National Affairs: Paradise Reprieved

The grip which crow-beaked Harry Bridges had fastened on Hawaii (TIME, Nov. 4) was loosened last week. His longshoremen's union called off a strike which for eleven weeks had gripped Hawaii's economy by the throat.

In 1935, Bridges had sent his organizers from San Francisco to Hawaii to sweep in recruits for his maritime union. It was virgin territory. Bridges' men also took in pineapple-plantation workers and a smattering of railroad workers, cannery workers, truck drivers. But their busiest field was the sugar plantations. They signed up plantation hands by the thousands in...

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