Will Dredging the Delaware River Mean More Jobs for Philly's Longshoremen?

Philadelphia Weekly | June 16, 2008
At the union's peak 50 years ago, there were more than 6,000 laborers in the local International Longshoreman's Association (ILA). Now it has around 700 members who jockey for jobs unloading every boat as though it might be the last ship to ever make call in Philadelphia. But things might improve once the Delaware River gets dredged 5 feet deeper.

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