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Indians, Puyallup (General) - 38

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News/ Puyallup Women Protest Spouse Fishing Ruling
Angry Puyallup Tribe women gathered at the Tribal administration building to protest a new rule disallowing spouses fishing rights. From left, Laura Rivera, Ramona Bennet, Deanna Val Peterson, and Betsy Terrones (holding kids Joaquin 1, and Richard, 2 months). After meeting with the group of women the rule was dropped and the spouse fishing right was restored.
Photo by Dean J. Koepfler

Hawthorne Neighborhood (Hawthorne District) - 1

“Hawthorne residents protested giving up their homes for the dome.” During a public hearing, the public was divided on where to build the dome. The city council heard people arguing about placing the dome downtown or in the Hawthorne Neighborhood. Photo by staff member Bob Rudsit.

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Erick Johnson

Three people hold signs reading, "Save Historic Hawthorne" and "We won't move our homes of fifty years or more. They are paid for."

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 12

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International Woodworkers of America local 3-38 formed an informational picket line at the Simpson owned Commencement Bay Mill Company at 11th and Portland Avenue in Tacoma on Tuesday morning. They claim that so many workers honored the picket that the mill did not operate Tuesday. Local 3-38 workers are on strike against Simpson in Shelton.
Three of the people in photo are IWA 3-38 members from Shelton; the person who is second from the left is a union carpenter who stopped by to give moral support. His name is Roger Dudley...
From left: Patsy Glaser, Roger Dudley, Bill Gibson, and Doug Norton.
Bruce Kellman

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 11

Family members of the striking Tacoma Boatbuilding Co. workers joined the picket lines with signs and singing in support. Two thousand two hundred workers are striking the plant. “Lillian Stevens, Claudia Selby, and Brian Ferguson, 9, from left, sang family support for strikers.” Photo by staff member Bruce Kellman.

A group of demonstrators hold a banner reading, "STRIKE." A sign in the background reads, "Tough times never last but tough people do."

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 14

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Riot police stop a pro-Mao demonstration on University District’s main. The demonstrators shouted, “Long live Mao Tse-tung; death, death, death to Teng.” They were protesting the US government’s current friendly relationship with the Chinese government. Photo by staff member Bruce Larson.

Korean-Americans - 1

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Left to right -- Sin Ja Jo, Yang Sun Yon, Tok Sun Young
Kellman photo

Sin Ja Jo, Yang Sun Yon, and Tok Sun Young hold signs reading, "Unfair labor practice- strike." They participate in a walk-out turned lockout, protesting Path Enterprises on 7717 Portland Ave. The workers had voted in August to form a union, but contract negotiators for the union and the company had not yet reached an agreement.

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 10

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About 30 farmers halted the Port of Tacoma’s import meat operations while protesting the importation of low-cost meat. The farmers were mainly from Eastern Washington and said they were a part of the American Agriculture organization. Photo by staff member Bob Rudsit

Striking workers, wearing raincoats, hoods, and scarves, stand on a wet street. They hold signs reading, "American Agricultural Strike/100% Parity at the market place/We need your support you need agriculture."

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 6

Striking foundrymen gathered at the Atlas Foundry and Machine Co. to picket as their negotiators met in Portland, trying to reach an agreement with a group of foundries located in Oregon, Washington, and California. “The strikers are members of Washington State Local 158 of the Molders and Allied Workers union.” They have been on strike for six weeks.

Striking workers hold up an effigy wearing a hardhat and holding a signs reading, "SCAB" and "Reward for the capture of any SCAB or truck inside foundry." Other signs read, "United we stand, divided we fall," and "On Strike/International Molders Allied Workers Union/Local 158 AFL CIO."

Homosexuals - 4

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The Rev. Don Magill from the Metropolitan Community Church at 1106 S. Yakima Ave. leads protestors outside Hosanna Christian Fellowship Church as Lon Mabonm here to speak against Tacoma's new gay rights ordinance.
(Photo by Russ Carmack)

Demonstrations 1975 thru 1980 - 9

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Two demonstrators march outside of the Metropolitan Development Council office. One holds a sign reading, "What is MDC doing for Puerto Rican Community?" Another sign says, "MDC does not serve us (Puerto Ricans) at all!"

Labor--Washington--Strikes - 5

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Photograph by Bob Rudsit

Striking gasfitters and electrical workers stall in talks with employers. The strike had been in progress for 69 days. About 340 union members from parts of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, and Lewis counties have been affected, with an additional 260 members of other unions striking in support. Photo by staff member Bob Rudsit.

Homosexuals - 3

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A happy trio make their way up Broadway and towards Volunteer Park during todays Gay Pride parade in Downtown Seattle.
Geff Hinds Photo

Three people participating in a demonstration walk with their arms around each other. One holds a sign reading, "United Against Nazis! Radical Women."

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