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Labor History: Furniture Workers
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Mexicans first gained employment in the furniture industry in the late 1910s. While it is unclear whether they were primarily U.S. citizens or immigrants, it is clear that they were often restricted to low-paying, undesirable jobs. By 1925, when Los Angeles had become the nation's fourth largest furniture manufact...
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Labor History: Oil Workers
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The discovery of oil on Signal Hill, north of Long Beach in 1921, was part of an oil boom that opened up new job opportunities throughout southern California in both oil fields and refineries. Because the work was dirty and often dangerous, both oil well drilling and refining paid premium wages.
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Long Beach Area History: Community Builders
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Long Beach is a large and diverse community. It has a large urban university, an international port, tourist serving hotels and a convention center, water sports and recreation petroleum production and refining facilities, aerospace and other manufacturing and industrial plants as well as commercial offices and re...
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Robert Jones
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Robert Jones was the son of one of the founders of Midway Fishing Tools, a company that was a pioneer in supplying fishing tools and advice about the best way to use them, to people both drilling and servicing oil wells. Jones grew up in the oil business and, at the time of the interview, was head of the company....
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John Travers
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John Travers grew up in Signal Hill and has held various civil service jobs in the city. At the time of the interview, he was Superintendent of Public Works had worked for the city for 34 years. He has observed many changes in the city and the way it treated its employees.
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Barbara Sargent
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Barbara Sargent had a checkered professional career following being hired on the staff at YWCA, where she played the piano and volunteered.
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Sofia Zamora
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Sofia Zamora's life revolved around her family. She began to work during the Depression to help support the family, starting in a small dress making shop across from her children's school. A short time later, she went to work in a garment factory and continued to work in various factories until 1946, when she open...
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