During the final days of October, two groups of Northern California recycling workers decided that they would no longer tolerate indignities and discrimination from their employers. One group voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU. Another group – already members of ILWU Local 6 – walked off their jobs for a week-long strike. Striking for respect [&hellip
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“Port of Anacortes: blowing your tax dollars, unfair to maintenance workers, accountability now!”
The Panama Canal Pilots’ Union, a part of the ILWU’s Panama Division recently released a video showing some of the many challenges they will face when the expanded Canal opens to commercial traffic in early 2016.
Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits
A week-long strike by 130 low-wage recycling workers at Waste Management facilities in Oakland and San Leandro ended Thursday afternoon, October 30, after workers secured a contract guaranteeing living wages and affordable family health insurance
Only a few U.S. Senators have consistently stood with the ILWU and working families against powerful corporate interests, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is one of the best
ILWU International President Robert McEllrath and International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams joined San Francisco Port Director Monique Moyer and a host of other officials on September 25 to dedicate the new James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal. The $100 million state-of-the art facility has already hosted several Princess cruise ships this fall, with 80 vessels [&hellip
The campaign by East Bay recycling workers for dramatic wage and benefit improvements continued to make progress in September
This August “ILWU Walk the Coast” coordinated events in three ports and raised over $70,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
ILWU members working at Pacific Northwest grain terminals overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying a new contract in late August, ending an 18-month lockout imposed by Mitsui/United Grain in Vancouver, WA and a 15-month lockout by Marubeni/Columbia Grain in Portland
The 47th annual Pacific Coast Pensioners Association (PCPA) convention met in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 15-17.