San Pedro, California: Monument to a Union Boss

Two San Pedro longshoremen were killed on July 5, 1934, "Bloody Thursday," when police fired into a group of workers on strike. Inspired by their deaths, Harry Bridges founded the International Longshoremen Workers Union, and was honored by a bronze bust atop an eight-foot-tall monument that cost $130,000.
Address:
S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA
Directions:
I-110 south until it ends and becomes Hwy 47. Take the first exit onto Harbor Blvd. Drive south a little over a half-mile. The monument is on the east side of Harbor Blvd, in John S. Gibson Jr. Park, at the corner of 5th St.
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Bust of a union boss.

Monument to a Union Boss

The monument to longshoremen union boss Harry Bridges is in a larger sculpture garden commemorating the Los Angeles harbor.

[Sam Wilkins, 10/20/2020]

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