Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

A report by Dan McKisson, Local 19 and Rich Austin, Pensioner

IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

Members of the IBU, the ILWU’s Marine Division, won a significant settlement in October from Delta Western, an affiliate of Saltchuk Resources

Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

The 23rd convention of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) met in Seattle on November 4-6 and committed to bold steps that will boost organizing and training. Elected delegates heard from a variety of speakers, participated in panel discussions, and joined debates, workshops and working groups that went late into the evenings. Important decisions made at the [&hellip

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

Local 26 member David Gonzales is leading an impressive but quiet effort with other volunteers in Wilmington

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

An overflow crowd at the Oakland City Council meeting on September 15 heard ILWU leaders taking passionate positions against a controversial coal export terminal


Helping Our Community

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

Local 26 member David Gonzales is leading an impressive but quiet effort with other volunteers in Wilmington

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Fighting for Good Jobs

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

An overflow crowd at the Oakland City Council meeting on September 15 heard ILWU leaders taking passionate positions against a controversial coal export terminal

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Solidarity

SoCal unions celebrate Labor Day in the Harbor

SoCal unions celebrate Labor Day in the Harbor

The Los Angeles Harbor Coalition’s Labor Day Parade attracted several thousand union workers

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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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Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

A report by Dan McKisson, Local 19 and Rich Austin, Pensioner

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IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

Members of the IBU, the ILWU’s Marine Division, won a significant settlement in October from Delta Western, an affiliate of Saltchuk Resources

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Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

The 23rd convention of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) met in Seattle on November 4-6 and committed to bold steps that will boost organizing and training. Elected delegates heard from a variety of speakers, participated in panel discussions, and joined debates, workshops and working groups that went late into the evenings. Important decisions made at the [&hellip

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ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

Local 26 member David Gonzales is leading an impressive but quiet effort with other volunteers in Wilmington

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ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

An overflow crowd at the Oakland City Council meeting on September 15 heard ILWU leaders taking passionate positions against a controversial coal export terminal

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ILWU and community coalition challenge dangerous crude oil terminal in Vancouver, WA

ILWU and community coalition challenge dangerous crude oil terminal in Vancouver, WA

Members of ILWU Local 4 have joined forces with community and environmental allies to stop a scheme by big oil that could ruin their port

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Pensioners Convention meets and takes action in San Francisco

Pensioners Convention meets and takes action in San Francisco

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Union members test new Panama Canal

The following report submitted by the ILWU’s Panama Canal Division explains how members of the Panama Canal Pilots Union have been testing new equipment and procedures at the expanded canal

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