Legal Representation of Hawaiʻi’s Working Class during the McCarthy Era

Attorney Myer C. Symonds was the legal partner of Harriet Bouslog. Together, they were Legal Counsel for the International Longshore Workers Union and the Hawaiʻi 7.  Symonds was from Australia. Before he came to Hawai’i, he worked for the Office of Price Administration and in a San Francisco firm.  He considered himself a Marxist Jew that railed against Anti-Semitism.  The opportunity to represent labor unions in Hawai’i with Harriet Bouslog fit his ideals to stand up for the underdog.