ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

The ILWU Puget Sound District Council and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies sponsored a September 21showing of the new film called “Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point.” The one-hour documentary explains why America’s patchwork of government- funded, privately-controlled, employer-based health care is failing both workers and businesses because it results in higher [&hellip


Helping Our Community

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

continue reading

Fighting for Good Jobs

Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

JBA Transport workers who haul petroleum coke from California oil refineries to storage facilities and docks voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU on September 1. Teamster-company deal rejected In the same vote, workers soundly rejected a representation bid from the Teamsters Union that managed to win only 2 votes from the 23 JBA employees, despite [&hellip

continue reading

Solidarity

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

continue reading

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.

continue reading

Recent Articles

Calling Alaska Pensioners!

Calling Alaska Pensioners!

ILWU pensioners are beginning to get organized in Alaska. It started this past September at the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association Convention where ILWU President Bob McEllrath and Pacific Coast Pensioners President Greg Mitre presented a new charter authorizing the formation of the All Alaska Pensioners Group. Coordinating the effort is W.C. “Pee Wee” Smith of Ketchikan, [&hellip

read more

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

read more

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

read more

 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

read more

PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

The PMA and ILWU met on November 1st in San Francisco, where discussions were held on the concept of a contract extension

read more

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 organized a celebration in late September to honor the 1966 coming together known as “amalgamation” that brought many smaller locals into one, big united Local

read more

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

read more

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

You may have heard that I don’t have much patience for politicians, especially ones who want our help when they’re desperate for votes or contributions – then ignore us when we need their support. I liked Bernie Sanders because he was different in all the right ways. He says the right things and votes the [&hellip

read more

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

The ILWU Puget Sound District Council and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies sponsored a September 21showing of the new film called “Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point.” The one-hour documentary explains why America’s patchwork of government- funded, privately-controlled, employer-based health care is failing both workers and businesses because it results in higher [&hellip

read more

ILWU helps pro-union candidates

ILWU helps pro-union candidates

As the Dispatcher goes to press in mid-October, teams of ILWU members are being dispatched to work in six states where pro-union candidates are fighting to win seats in the U.S. Senate – and stop anti-union Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from reaching the White House. In early September, International President Robert McEllrath notified local unions [&hellip

read more