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Henry Gaitán International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Collection, 1960-1983Save to your list. | Special Collections & Archives

Title: Henry Gaitán International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU), Local 13 Collection, 1960-1983Save to your list.
ID: URB/ILWU-HG
Extent: 0.64 Linear Feet
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The Enrique "Henry" Gaitán Collection documents the unity between ILWU, Local 13 and their union counterparts throughout the shipping ports of Mexico. The collection contains correspondence between members of various longshore unions in the ports of Colima, Mazatlá, Sonora, Veracruz, and Yucatán, Mexico and the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union to organize travel itinerary, visas, and contacts for the Mexican workers coming to the Los Angeles waterfront. Several items of correspondence provide insight into the personal friendships that developed between Henry Gaitán and some of the Mexican workers after they completed their training. Documents indicate that upon retiring, Enrique "Henry" Gaitán continued to be actively involved as Treasurer and President with the Southern California Pensioners of the ILWU.
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