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

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 27 to approve the proposed redevelopment of the historic building that served as the longshoreman’s hall during the 1934 waterfront strike

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

ILWU members in Portland joined other union and community activists on March 9 to protest the latest “free trade” agreement, called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP). Corporate interests are trying to ram the deal through Congress using a process known as “Fast Track” – the same tactic used to streamline passage of the NAFTA with Mexico [&hellip

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

In December the union signed an historic new contract with raises totaling more than 27% over the next four years

Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

It wasn’t quick or easy, but the ILWU Longshore Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association on February 20th


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

continue reading

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

continue reading

Solidarity

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

In December the union signed an historic new contract with raises totaling more than 27% over the next four years

continue reading

ILWU General Convention

ILWU General Convention

ILWU General Convention

Find links and information about the ILWU General Convention June 8-12th in Honolulu, Hawaii

continue reading

Recent Articles

ILWU General Convention

ILWU General Convention

Find links and information about the ILWU General Convention June 8-12th in Honolulu, Hawaii

read more

West Coast Longshore workers overwhelmingly vote to approve new 5-year waterfront contract by 82%

West Coast Longshore workers have overwhelmingly voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement reached in February with employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)

read more

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

read more

ILWU Longshore Caucus delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to membership for ratification vote

ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted Friday to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on February 20, 2015, between the union and employers

read more

The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

Don Watson, the focus of this month’s oral history. One would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated adherent to the cause of labor

read more

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

read more

Frank Billeci, former Local 34 President passes

Frank Billeci, former Local 34 President passes

Former ILWU Local 34 President Frank Billeci died on February 1 at the age of 79.

read more

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 27 to approve the proposed redevelopment of the historic building that served as the longshoreman’s hall during the 1934 waterfront strike

read more

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

ILWU members in Portland joined other union and community activists on March 9 to protest the latest “free trade” agreement, called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP). Corporate interests are trying to ram the deal through Congress using a process known as “Fast Track” – the same tactic used to streamline passage of the NAFTA with Mexico [&hellip

read more

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

In December the union signed an historic new contract with raises totaling more than 27% over the next four years

read more