Labor Archives: Silme Domingo

April 21, 2017

The Cannery Workers and Farm Laborers Union has been a powerful voice for working people since 1933. And the fight for fair employment hasn’t always been peaceful. UW alumnus Silme Domingo found himself, along with fellow labor organizer Gene Viernes, at the center of a tragic event that shook Seattle in 1981. Now a scholarship from the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies is carrying forward their legacy and turning a tragic loss into a potential future for a UW Student.

Terri Mast, national secretary treasurer, Inland boatman’s Union – Marine Division, ILWU
James Gregory, professor, Department of History, UW
Alison Steichen, Silme Domingo & Gene Viernes Scholarship Award Recipient Casual Longshoreman, ILWU Local 19