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New York LongshoremenClass and Power on the Docks$
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William J. Mello

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034898

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034898.001.0001

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Port Automation and Control of the Dock Labor Process

Port Automation and Control of the Dock Labor Process

(p.121) 4 Port Automation and Control of the Dock Labor Process
New York Longshoremen

William J. Mello

University Press of Florida

The growing regulation of the dock labor force underscored the conditions that set the struggle for control of the waterfront labor process in the 1950s. This process severely reduced the number of longshoremen working the port. One of the favorable effects of the regulatory process of dock labor was that it eventually stabilized and improved the work hours and wages of longshoremen. In the process, however, it also radically transformed waterfront work patterns. In this way a significant aspect of the struggle to control the waterfront reflects the underlying conflict to control the rapidly shifting characteristics of dock labor itself.

Keywords:   dock labor force, waterfront control, labor process, work hour, wages, work pattern

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