On June 12, 1886, some Seattle dockworkers meet at the residence of Terry King, at the foot of Union Street, and form a longshoremen's union. It is called the Stevedores, Longshoremen and Riggers Union of Seattle, Washington Territory.
Jerry Taylor, Seattle Longshoremen Centennial, 1886-1986 (Seattle, ILWU, ca. 1986), 6.
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