Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Thirty-five years ago, the brutal murder of ILWU Local 37 officials Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes sent shock waves through Seattle and the international labor movement. Supporters spent decades gathering evidence of a high-level conspiracy that involved former dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines – and exposed complicity by U.S. officials who backed his bloody [&hellip

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

A diverse delegation of ILWU leaders joined hundreds of community supporters who marched to support workers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm on July

Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Thousands of ILWU members, their families, community supporters and elected officials gathered at parks, cemeteries and union halls up and down the West Coast to mark the 81st anniversary of Bloody Thursday

36th Convention delegates choose unity again

36th Convention delegates choose unity again

Delegates to the ILWU’s 36th convention in Hawaii debated union policy and made plans for the future during five days of meetings that emphasized unity over differences.

Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Don Watson was a quiet and determined ILWU activist who spent his life gently but effectively leading progressive organizing efforts in the union he loved


Helping Our Community

SoCal ILWU members donate 15,000 Thanksgiving meals

SoCal ILWU members donate 15,000 Thanksgiving meals

The ILWU is an active part of this community and we are committed to helping to make sure that those who have fallen on hard times can still enjoy Thanksgiving with their families

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Fighting for Good Jobs

Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Hundreds of Alameda County recycling workers filled the Local 6 union hall on March 1 to celebrate two years of hard work that yielded dramatic improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions

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Solidarity

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

A diverse delegation of ILWU leaders joined hundreds of community supporters who marched to support workers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm on July

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Library and Archives

ILWU Library and Archives

ILWU Library and Archives

The ILWU Library and Archives website is a digital collection of the some the materials in the ILWU library.

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Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Thirty-five years ago, the brutal murder of ILWU Local 37 officials Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes sent shock waves through Seattle and the international labor movement. Supporters spent decades gathering evidence of a high-level conspiracy that involved former dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines – and exposed complicity by U.S. officials who backed his bloody [&hellip

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ILWU supports Sakuma workers

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

A diverse delegation of ILWU leaders joined hundreds of community supporters who marched to support workers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm on July

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Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Thousands of ILWU members, their families, community supporters and elected officials gathered at parks, cemeteries and union halls up and down the West Coast to mark the 81st anniversary of Bloody Thursday

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36th Convention delegates choose unity again

36th Convention delegates choose unity again

Delegates to the ILWU’s 36th convention in Hawaii debated union policy and made plans for the future during five days of meetings that emphasized unity over differences.

read more

Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Don Watson was a quiet and determined ILWU activist who spent his life gently but effectively leading progressive organizing efforts in the union he loved

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ILWU leaders join protest in Perth against Chevron projects

ILWU leaders join protest in Perth against Chevron projects

Docker union leaders from around the world – including ILWU officers – met in Perth, Australia for a strategy meeting in May that included a protest against Chevron for failing to respect workers’ rights in Western Australia. “Chevron is based in California, but communities back home and around the world are having the same kinds of problems from this company,” said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, who spoke [&hellip

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Longshore members overwhelming ratify new contract by 82%

Longshore members overwhelming ratify new contract by 82%

Longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached in February with the Pacific Maritime Association

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Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

On May 1, 200 ILWU members from Locals 10, 34, 61, 6 and the Inlandboatmen’s Union joined with hundreds of community members to march from the Port of Oakland to Oakland’s City Hall

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James R. Herman memorial sculpture unveiled at San Francisco’s Pier 27

James R. Herman memorial sculpture unveiled at San Francisco’s Pier 27

Hundreds of union members, elected officials and supporters gathered at San Francisco’s Pier 27 on March 26 to celebrate the unveiling of an interactive, multimedia sculpture honoring the legacy of former ILWU International President Jimmy Herman. Speakers at the event included former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, Delancey Street Foundation President, Dr. Mimi Silbert, ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, ILWU International Secretary Treasurer and San Francisco Port Commissioner Willie Adams [&hellip

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Mothers Deserve Better Than Diamonds From Rio Tinto

This Mother’s Day, an international coalition of unions is calling on the world’s largest jewelry retailer to clean up its supplier of diamonds. We are urging Signet to demand that multinational mining and metals company Rio Tinto improve its practices so that they respect workers’ rights, indigenous peoples and the environment

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