Title: "Dock Union Punished For Barring Nisei," Seattle Times, 5/23/1945, (ddr-densho-56-1119)
Densho ID: ddr-densho-56-1119

Dock Union Punished For Barring Nisei

STOCKTON, Calif., May 23. -- (AP) -- In a disciplinary action resulting from refusal of members of the International Longshoremen's & Warehousemen's Union here to work with Japanese-Americans, Richard Lynden, Local 6 president, last night ordered the union's Stockton unit suspended. The union is an affiliate of the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

In addition, Lynden warned members, who all belong to a warehousemen's local unit, that if they do not sign pledges of willingness to "abide by the union constitution" by 6 p.m. today, they will be individually suspended. Approximately 60 per cent of the unit's 700 members already have pledged that they will work without discrimination because of race, color or creed, he added.

International President Harry Bridges supported the union's action.