Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Twenty-one crewmembers serving on the Liberian-flagged vessel Vega-Reederei have organized a picket line at the Port of Long Beach, CA, to protest their employer’s failure to pay workers for up to four months of back wages.

MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

The MUA is working closely with the ITF, the ILWU and other allies on a global education campaign to show why Chevron – not workers – is responsible for bloated budgets and growing delays on a massive natural gas project in northwestern Australia

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

We opened our safety negotiations by telling employers that we need a stronger Safety Code to protect everyone on the docks

Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

A solidarity delegation of members from ILWU Locals 10 and 13 joined the ILWU Longshore Locals from the Pacific Northwest in Portland and Vancouver, WA the weekend of May 3rd

Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

On May 17, 2014, LeRoy King received permanent recognition when the City dedicated their 108 year-old carousel in his honor.s


Helping Our Community

ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

Residents of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood woke up Saturday morning, May 3rd, to find dozens of ILWU volunteers busy cleaning their streets

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Fighting for Good Jobs

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

We opened our safety negotiations by telling employers that we need a stronger Safety Code to protect everyone on the docks

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Solidarity

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Twenty-one crewmembers serving on the Liberian-flagged vessel Vega-Reederei have organized a picket line at the Port of Long Beach, CA, to protest their employer’s failure to pay workers for up to four months of back wages.

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Remembering Our History

Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

On June 10th the Port of San Francisco was presented with a gift agreement for the James R. Herman Tribute Sculpture that will be placed at the Pier 27 cruise ship terminal

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Recent Articles

PMA and ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

After several days of ongoing talks, both parties will break from negotiations next Monday and Tuesday in order for the ILWU to convene its previously scheduled Longshore Division Caucus in San Francisco. Negotiations are scheduled to resume Wednesday

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Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Twenty-one crewmembers serving on the Liberian-flagged vessel Vega-Reederei have organized a picket line at the Port of Long Beach, CA, to protest their employer’s failure to pay workers for up to four months of back wages.

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Bloody Thursday 1934: The strike that shook San Francisco and rocked the Pacific Coast

July 5, 2014 marks the 80th anniversary of “Bloody Thursday”, July 5, 1934, a day that shook San Francisco. The events that day inflamed the working people of San Francisco and the Bay Area. They made the great General Strike of 1934 inevitable and they set in motion a movement that would transform the western waterfronts

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PMA and ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

The parties have resumed negotiations following a three-day break during which the ILWU was engaged in an unrelated negotiation in the Pacific Northwest. We plan on negotiating into the weekend.

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Ad campaign warns of threat of inexperienced tug operators

Ads by Masters, Mates & Pilots and the Inlandboatmen’s Union ‘allege safety, environmental risks brought on by lockout by grain companies,’ reports the Columbian

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PMA and ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

The parties have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations on a new coast-wide contract while the ILWU attends to an unrelated negotiation taking place in the Pacific Northwest.

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PMA and ILWU Continue Talks on a New Labor Agreement as the Existing Contract Expires

Negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move forward as the existing, six-year coast-wide labor agreement expires today at 5 p.m.

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Yuti Tuvalu: quiet leader of “Gang Uso”  

Yuti Tuvalu: quiet leader of “Gang Uso”   

Less than one month before Bonilla’s passing, another union brother, Yuti Tuvalu, passed on April 21 due to natural causes. Yuti was a member of the unofficial “Gang Uso” which is comprised of longies of Polynesian descent working on the docks. “Uso” is the Samoan word for brother. While he never held union office, Tuvalu [&hellip

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Loss of a talented young leader: Alberto Bonilla

Loss of a talented young leader: Alberto Bonilla

The ILWU lost a kind and energetic young leader on May 17 when Alberto Bonilla passed with his family by his side

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MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

The MUA is working closely with the ITF, the ILWU and other allies on a global education campaign to show why Chevron – not workers – is responsible for bloated budgets and growing delays on a massive natural gas project in northwestern Australia

read more