Northwest Labor Press associate editor Don McIntosh attended the PNLHA’s Astoria mini-conference on March 14 and filed this report: http://nwlaborpress.org/2015/04/look-back-astorias-radical-immigrant-labor-past/ . An excerpt:
“ASTORIA — In a museum along the river bank in Astoria, Oregon, union history buffs gathered March 14 for a look back in time. The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association could hardly have picked a more fitting conference site than the Columbia River Maritime Museum: It memorializes the oldest U.S. settlement west of the Rockies, a faded waterfront boomtown with a radical immigrant past.”
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