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See If You Qualify For The Harriet Bouslog Scholarship

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About ILWU Local 142

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union is an organization of working people who join together for mutual benefit and to promote fairness and justice on the job. Learn more

About the HBLSF

The Harriet Bouslog Labor Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to the family members of existing and retired ILWU Local 142 members. Learn more

About the Scholarship

Are you related to an ILWU 142 member or retiree? You could be eligible for a scholarship, up to $2000 per semester, to a University of Hawaii systems school. Learn more

Meet Harriet

When Harriet Bouslog stepped off the plane in Honolulu, she knew exactly what she was getting into, as she jumped into the middle of the ILWU’s sugar strike. In 1946 Hawai’i, the Big Five held both economic and political dominance and she had over one hundred cases, ranging from unlawful assembly, contempt of restraining orders, conspiracy, and assault, that had arisen out of the strike. It is more than “labor folklore” to claim that the ILWU and their members couldn’t find a lawyer in the Territory to defend them. It is a truth that illuminates the far-reaching machinations of power. How could local, working-class citizens receive justice in the legal system if they couldn’t even acquire an attorney? Learn more

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