Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

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

Port of Anacortes contract fight expands

Port of Anacortes contract fight expands

“Port of Anacortes: blowing your tax dollars, unfair to maintenance workers, accountability now!”

Video: ILWU Panama Division Panama canal pilots voice safety concerns over new canal navigation

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.

Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits

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

Senator Bernie Sanders visits ILWU

Senator Bernie Sanders visits ILWU

Only a few U.S. Senators have consistently stood with the ILWU and working families against powerful corporate interests, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the best


Helping Our Community

Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

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,

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Fighting for Good Jobs

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

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

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Solidarity

Recycling Campaign continues making progress

Recycling Campaign continues making progress

The campaign by East Bay recycling workers for dramatic wage and benefit improvements continued to make progress in September

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Remembering Our History

James R. Herman Terminal dedication

James R. Herman Terminal dedication

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath and International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams joined San Francisco Port Director Monique Moyer and a host of other officials on September 25 to dedicate the new James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal. The $100 million state-of-the art facility has already hosted several Princess cruise ships this fall, with 80 vessels [&hellip

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Recent Articles

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

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

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Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

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,

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Port of Anacortes contract fight expands

Port of Anacortes contract fight expands

“Port of Anacortes: blowing your tax dollars, unfair to maintenance workers, accountability now!”

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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

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Video: ILWU Panama Division Panama canal pilots voice safety concerns over new canal navigation

Video: ILWU Panama Division Panama canal pilots voice safety concerns over new canal navigation

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.

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 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

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Immigrant Recycling Workers Win Strike, Union Drive in East Bay

Immigrant Recycling Workers Win Strike, Union Drive in East Bay

Journalist and photographer David Bacon on the recent ILWU victory in Alameda County recycling industry.

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Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits

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

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Recyclers Battle Waste Management…and the Teamsters Union

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.

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Strike by East Bay recycling workers at Waste Management continues this week

Strike by East Bay recycling workers at Waste Management continues this week

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

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