For the fourth straight year, Local 502 members have raised funds for the British Columbia Children’s Hospital.; Local 502 members raised $41,502 which brings the four-year total to $126,continue reading
During the final days of October, two groups of Northern California recycling workers decided that they would no longer tolerate indignities and discrimination from their employers. One group voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU. Another group – already members of ILWU Local 6 – walked off their jobs for a week-long strike. Striking for respect [&hellip
For the fourth straight year, Local 502 members have raised funds for the British Columbia Children’s Hospital.; Local 502 members raised $41,502 which brings the four-year total to $126,
“Port of Anacortes: blowing your tax dollars, unfair to maintenance workers, accountability now!”
PMA deceptively blames workers for port congestion caused by chassis mismanagement and other supply chain failures
The ILWU is not responsible for the ongoing congestion crisis at West Coast ports
The Panama Canal Pilots’ Union, a part of the ILWU’s Panama Division recently released a video showing some of the many challenges they will face when the expanded Canal opens to commercial traffic in early 2016.
Dishonest media offensive by PMA jeopardizes contract negotiations and deflects from a growing congestion problem
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Monday, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents over 70 multinational ocean carriers and maritime companies in contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), began a media offensive against the ILWU. PMA’s media offensive is designed to smear the union and to deflect responsibility from a growing congestion [&hellip
Journalist and photographer David Bacon on the recent ILWU victory in Alameda County recycling industry.
Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits
A week-long strike by 130 low-wage recycling workers at Waste Management facilities in Oakland and San Leandro ended Thursday afternoon, October 30, after workers secured a contract guaranteeing living wages and affordable family health insurance
But it’s hard to tell who the recyclers are actually fighting. Their picket is being driven through by other workers, Teamsters who drive the hulking green garbage trucks.
A strike that began last Friday by 130 low-wage recycling workers at Waste Management’s East Bay facilities in Oakland and San Leandro is continuing this week