1956 VW Käfer Delivery in New York

Longshoreman unload German cars — Volkswagen and Mercedes Benz — from the American Scout at Pier 61 of the U. Photo: Barney Ingoglia/The New York Times

Paul Ashbrook, Dock Worker Longshoreman, 1930s

Paul Ashbrook, Dock Worker Longshoreman, 1930s

MARLON BRANDO as a longshoreman of decent instincts, in a scene from “On the Waterfront.”

A New Look at an Old Quarrel Over 'Waterfront'

On The Waterfront, 1954 Dir: Elia Kazan, starring Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Karl Malden

The excitement of an extra-man longshoreman unlocking cans.

The excitement of an extra-man longshoreman unlocking cans.

How the ILWU works

How the ILWU works

How the ILWU works p. 2

How the ILWU works p. 2

The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge Richard Shelton 2005 ISBN 978 1 84354 162 2

The Longshoreman: A Life at the Water's Edge Richard Shelton 2005 ISBN 978 1 84354 162 2

Peter Panto, the honest longshoreman who tried to push back the mob from the docks. Why did he get into the car with men he knew to be killers? His body was found years later, decomposing and covered with lime in New Jersey. The Marlon Brando character in ON THE WATERFRONT is based on him. I think I have figured out exactly who let Panto think he was safe from harm, and I let the cat out of the bag in my new novel THE BIG CROWD, coming out on September 17th.

Peter Panto, the honest longshoreman who tried to push back the mob from the docks. Why did he get into the car with men he knew to be killers? His body was found years later, decomposing and covered with lime in New Jersey. The Marlon Brando character in ON THE WATERFRONT is based on him. I think I have figured out exactly who let Panto think he was safe from harm, and I let the cat out of the bag in my new novel THE BIG CROWD, coming out on September 17th.

ILWU Films presents "On the Docks", a series of life moments on the waterfront.

ILWU Films presents "On the Docks", a series of life moments on the waterfront.

Shop Union Rx Locations: Rite Aid Pharmacy is the most unionized drug store chain in America.

Shop Union Rx Locations: Rite Aid Pharmacy is the most unionized drug store chain in America.

For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of ILWU for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal this afternoon! Saturday we mobilized thousands of our community to show the world that Oakland does not welcome racism, apartheid or Zionism, from Ferguson to Palestine. We flooded the streets and…

For four days straight the San Francisco Bay Area community blocked the Israeli ZIM ship from unloading at the Port of Oakland. And today, we salute the rank and file of ILWU for standing with us against Israeli Apartheid by honoring our pickets and letting the ship go from the SSA terminal this afternoon! Saturday we mobilized thousands of our community to show the world that Oakland does not welcome racism, apartheid or Zionism, from Ferguson to Palestine. We flooded the streets and…

Mickey O'Rourke, decorated WWI Veteran and East End Longshoreman. He was at the Front Line in France at Hill 60 (1917) and at the labour dispute at Ballantyne Pier (1935)

Mickey O'Rourke, decorated WWI Veteran and East End Longshoreman. He was at the Front Line in France at Hill 60 and at the labour dispute at Ballantyne Pier

Blim building at 115 East Pender, 1920

The sordid history of V. headquarters at 115 East Pender!

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