Segment 1: Technical difficulties at beginning of video, mostly resolved by (0:01:38). Blues performance by man introduced as "John," with segment ending abruptly. Segment 2: More technical difficulties, with interview starting at (0:09:17). Interview with Mike, an Antioch priest who works with the group, IWW (Industrial Workers of the World, commonly referred to as "Wobblies"), who provide job and labor opportunities and enforce welfare and workers rights. Mike discusses the idea of "Unionism," and describes the term "Jackrollers." Later Mike talks about fasting in protest of county budget cuts and raising awareness about wealth disparities, and how county cutbacks are negatively impacting various social service resources. Segment ends abruptly. Segment 3: (0:24:17) Elaine Velazquez interviews man, a former Union Pacific worker and logger, who now receives a pension and lives at the Magnolia Apartments. Interview ends abruptly. Segment 4: (0:28:10) Elaine Velazquez interviews Robert Trout, who lives at the York Hotel at 5th and Burnside street in Portland. Trout talks about the new "drunk law;" an alternative to arresting individuals for intoxication, who are instead taken to detox centers with lessened jail time.
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Philip Murray, president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO), at the national CIO convention in Portland. Murray is seated in a chair, holding a child wearing cowboy boots. Several men in suits are standing around the chair clapping. A similar photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, November 27, 1948 (negative 1 of 14).
People gathered in Portland for the national Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) convention. A woman smoking a cigarette stands next to another woman and several men in suits, who are around a table for the “American Newspaper Guild.” People appear to be clapping. Photographs from this series were published in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, November 27, 1948 (negative 12 of 14).
People gathered in Portland for the national Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) convention. The room is filled with men in suits, some of whom are clapping or throwing confetti into the air. This photograph was published in the Oregon Journal on Saturday, November 27, 1948 (negative 3 of 14).
A group of people stand amid piles of bricks at a construction site. They watch as someone uses a long stick to adjust the hands of a clock. In the background, men are laying brick at the construction site. These are volunteer workers from labor unions working to build the brick walls of the new building for the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (negative 2 of 6).
A side-by-side view of the replacement Morrison Bridge under construction and the 1905 Morrison Bridge. A line of automobiles drives across the older bridge which is still in use. The draw spans on the new bridge are locked in their open position by members of the labor union during a strike over working conditions (negative 1 of 4).