Marvin Ricks, the Last Great Portlander, Dies at 97


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Marvin Ricks, the last survivor of the great West Coast Waterfront Strike and probably the only Portlander left who was worth a damn, died peacefully Wednesday surrounded by family. He was 97. Seventy-five years ago Ricks fought scab workers, defended picket lines and did time in jail for his role in the seminal 1934 strike. According to the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, AFL-CIO, ...   More
 
Friday, June 12, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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