Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day #4 -- September 5, 2011

Harry Lundeberg, born in Norway, was a sailor and a leader of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific and the Seafarers International Union. He led the unions through difficult times in the 1930s, when maritime labor issues often led to violence against the working people. The monument stands in front of the SUP headquarters on Rincon Hill. The plaque reads "He was indeed a man who crowded into a short life no glittering promise, but unselfish service and general achievement for the course he called his own."

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