Hong Kong port strike is over
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Hong Kong dockworkers are approaching the first month of a strike for better pay and working conditions
A delegation of ILWU officers and members attended the convention for the Western Branch of the Maritime Union of Australia the week of February 26th. The ILWU delegation included International President Robert McEllrath, Vice President (Mainland) Ray Familathe, Vice President (Hawaii) Wesley Furtado, Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams, Local 23 President Scott Mason, and Local 23
Striking Hong Kong dockworkers remain steadfast in their weeklong strike for fair wages and safe working conditions. The job action is slowing cargo shipments at the world’s third busiest port
Dozens of workers at the Bay Area’s Castlewood Country Club approved a contract on February 13 with good job security, more affordable family health care, protections against subcontracting, strong seniority rights, raises, and a substantial signing bonus. The victory followed a lengthy employer lockout imposed when workers refused to accept the Club’s concession demands.
The 140-member Panama Canal Towboat Masters Union (UCOC) signed an agreement on January 31st to join the Panama Division of the
I recently went on a trip to Panama. Before leaving I remembered the Panama Canal Pilots had affiliated with the ILWU. Through friends at the longshore caucus, I made contact with ILWU Vice President Ray Familathe, who was able to get me in contact with a few of the pilots before I left. I am
On December 1, ILWU members joined fair trade activists on the US/ Canadian border in Blaine, WA to protest the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
After immigrant workers at Northern California’s fast-growing “Mi Pueblo” supermarket chain began to organize for their rights and better working conditions, a crackdown was launched to check their immigration documents. Local 6 members joined a protest on October 20th in front of the Mi Pueblo store in Oakland to support the workers and their families.
When the Liberian-flagged vessel “Sider Pink” docked in Sacramento on October 9th to take on a load of rice for Libya, it seemed like a routine call. But controversy soon surrounded the ship, triggering action by Local 18 longshore workers and involving inspectors from the International Transport workers Federation