One-hundred and twenty lucky ILWU Longshore Division members attended an intensive 6-day “History and Traditions Conference” in San Francisco on December 1-
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Patrick Heide, former Local 6 Business Agent, visited the ILWU Library with his wife Janice and donated a significant collection of papers and memorabilia collected by his father, Paul Heide
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
Bill’s ILWU career spanned a period of almost 40 years between 1951 until his retirement in 1992. He served as Executive Board member and Vice-President of the old Vancouver Deepsea Local 501, and was elected to serve as Business Agent for 17 years in the amalgamated Local 500.
Several hundred ILWU members gathered in Southern California’s harbor area on May 15 to participate in two “First Blood” events honoring the first workers killed during the 1934 West Coast strikes that led to the formation of the
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 [&hellip
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