ILWU Local 13 pensioner Manuel Torres is a decorated World War II veteran. He received the Combat INF Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, WW II Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Occupation of Japan Medal. He never received his Bronze Star from the military and his other medals were destroyed in a
Archive for Category: "Remembering Our History"
Local 10 activist Leo Robinson passed away on January 14th at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of passionate advocacy for his union, for the working class
Anniversary celebration marks 20 years of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies at the University of Washington
ILWU members, pensioners, students, activists, and community members gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle (UW) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies
At their annual conference this May, the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association honored the ILWU’s past and present struggles by presenting two awards to ILWU affiliates.
ILWU members mark sacrifice of the martyrs of the 1934 strike in Coast-wide Bloody Thursday celebrations
Up and down the West Coast, ILWU members and their families came together to remember “Bloody Thursday” and the martyrs of the 1934 West Coast Waterfront strike –the historic a struggle that would give birth to the ILWU and radically improve wages and working conditions for dock workers
Ramos was a dedicated unionist and organizer who gave years of service to the ILWU in Hawaii and California.
William T. (Bill) Ward, who served as a Coast Committeeman for 20 years, passed away on May 16th at the age of 85. Ward was an officer of ILWU Local 13 and he served on the ILWU Coast Labor Relations Committee from 1963 to 1983. During his tenure, Ward helped shape ILWU policies and programs
Domingo and Viernes are the first Filipino-Americans to be added to monument honoring those who fought Marcos regime
Labor archives are playing a central role in preserving working people’s history, supporting related research, and educating people about the importance of unions in shaping the political and social landscape in the US. From its earliest days, the ILWU has understood the power of its own history in shaping and informing its actions and policies.
Southwestern Oregon Community College dedicates campus quad to former ILWU Local 12 Vice President, Henry Hansen
The quad, named “Henry Hansen Labor Union Square,” will memorialize the role of Henry Hansen and the members of Local 12 whose tireless efforts and support led to the college’s creation. The quad will be a permanent monument to the working class origins of Southwestern Oregon Community College