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"The Longshoremen's Bill

to restore to dock workers and repair men along shore the protection of state workmen's compensation laws Of all American workmen, those who perform the extremely dangerous tasks of loading, unloading and repairing vessels at the dock, are least favorably treated when injured by accident. They have been called "the legal stepchildren among modern wage-workers." Longshoremen and ship repairmen, perhaps to the number of a quarter of a million, are engaged at their hazardous employments not only at ocean ports but wherever such work is required anywhere on inland lakes, canals or navigable streams.