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ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

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ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

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 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

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ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

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New film promotes “Medicare for all”

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

The ILWU Puget Sound District Council and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies sponsored a September 21showing of the new film called “Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point.” The one-hour documentary explains why America’s patchwork of government- funded, privately-controlled, employer-based health care is failing both workers and businesses because it results in higher [&hellip

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ILWU helps pro-union candidates

ILWU helps pro-union candidates

As the Dispatcher goes to press in mid-October, teams of ILWU members are being dispatched to work in six states where pro-union candidates are fighting to win seats in the U.S. Senate – and stop anti-union Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from reaching the White House. In early September, International President Robert McEllrath notified local unions [&hellip

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Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

JBA Transport workers who haul petroleum coke from California oil refineries to storage facilities and docks voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU on September 1. Teamster-company deal rejected In the same vote, workers soundly rejected a representation bid from the Teamsters Union that managed to win only 2 votes from the 23 JBA employees, despite [&hellip

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Honoring the past and passing the torch: 49th Annual PCPA convention convenes in Tacoma

Honoring the past and passing the torch: 49th Annual PCPA convention convenes in Tacoma

The 49th annual Pacific Coast Pensioners Association (PCPA) convention met in Tacoma, WA from Sept 12-

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ILWU leaders join global effort to hold Rio Tinto accountable

ILWU leaders join global effort to hold Rio Tinto accountable

The ILWU leaders joined nearly 50 of their counterparts from 11 countries who comprise the Rio Tinto Global Union Network

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Josh Williams: Local 10 Drill Team Founder

Josh Williams: Local 10 Drill Team Founder

Josh Williams, the longtime ILWU member and pensioner who created and led Local 10’s famous Drill Team, passed on June 3 at

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