From Piers to Plantations: a Union in Hawai'i
Our second radio documentary focuses on the development of Hawai'i's multi-ethnic workforce and the impact of the ILWU. The organizing of sugar and pineapple workers, the first time that agricultural workers were brought into a union, changed the economic and political life of the islands. Voices featured in the documentary include the late Carroll O'Connor, Karl Malden and Congresswoman Patsy Mink and Ed Asner, Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Senator Daniel Inouye. The documentary aired in Hawai’i, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Pacific islands, funded by a major grant from the Hawai'i Council for the Humanities and the ILWU Local 142, Hawai'i.
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