ILWU Locals 4, 8, 19, 21, and 23 are entering the 14th month of a protracted struggle to get a contract with the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers’ Association (PNGHA).
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The slogan of the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association (PCPA) is “Retired from the job, not from the struggle.” And based on the enthusiasm and energy on display at the 46th PCPA convention, those are more than just words on a banner. Over 200 PCPA members and guests attended this year’s convention which was held in [&hellip
In late August, I sent a letter to President Richard Trumka that explained why we were discontinuing our membership in the national AFL-CIO. I encourage you to read my letter so you can understand why I made this difficult decision. We took this action after delegates to the 2012 ILWU International Convention authorized us to [&hellip
Over 200 Oakland recycling workers staged a powerful show of unity and action by striking on Tuesday, July
ILWU members and leaders attended a rousing convention in late July to support ILWU Local 56 members, known as the “shipscalers” who have a proud history and are preparing for a tough contract fight this November
ILWU members and pensioners came together on July 5 along the West Coast to remember Bloody Thursday and honor the memory and sacrifice made by the martyrs of the 1934 West Coast Strike
Port of Portland violates Oregon Public Records Act by demanding $200,000 prepayment for ‘first phase’ of records search, delaying for more than a year, says union lawsuit
The Port demands the ILWU pay a rate of up to $400 an hour to comb through public records, fails to provide transparency on Port dealings with overseas corporations
Waste Management recycling workers protest abuse, disrespect & poor conditions at company headquarters
On July 17, Recycling workers who process materials collected from residents in Oakland and other East Bay cities will protested in front of Waste Management’s corporate headquarters at 172 98th Avenue in Oakland,
Every longshore worker already knows what government investigators recently told Congress: the TWIC system is a failure
Thirty workers at Pacific Tugboat Service (PTS) are now members of the ILWU’s Marine Division, the Inlandboatmen’s Union