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Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

2016 was a busy year of ILWU organizing activity on the docks of Hawaii

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LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

LEAD training aims  to strengthen a  rank-and-file union

A diverse group of 100 rank-and-file members and elected leaders attended the ILWU’s Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) training in Seattle on May 7-12. The week- long education program seeks to provide tools that attendees can take back to their local unions that will encourage new leadership and more membership involvement – both fundamental tenants [&hellip

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Australia meeting celebrates union merger

Australia meeting celebrates union merger

ILWU officials travelled to Australia in early April to witness the historic merger of two militant labor unions

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Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

Alaska Secretary-Treasurer training

The workshop focused on providing training and resources to union officers who are responsible for overseeing the financial health of local unions

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Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

Longshore Caucus delegates meet; proposed contract  extension goes to membership

A majority of Longshore Caucus delegates voted on April 28 to refer the employer’s proposed extension to a ratification vote by the membership.

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Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

March is Women’s History Month when women everywhere are recognized in a variety of ways for the many contributions they make to society. In the California State Legislature, women across the state are honored by members of the state Senate and Assembly. More than 100 women who live, work, or volunteer in California Assembly District [&hellip

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ILWU members train to resist immigration raids

ILWU members train to resist immigration raids

ILWU members joined with other workers, community organizations and church groups on Saturday, February 25th at a union hall in Hayward,

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Bob White: militant, progressive Canadian

Bob White: militant, progressive Canadian

Known for his independent views, militant tactics and progressive outlook that favored social justice for all workers, Bob White died on February 20 at the age of

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Three ILWU-endorsed candidates win SoCal Democratic Party delegate seats  

Three ILWU-endorsed candidates win SoCal Democratic Party delegate seats  

Three ILWU-endorsed candidates in Southern California have won Delegate seats in the California Democratic Party

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Trump backs attack on union members

Trump backs attack on union members

The new Trump administration announced some disturbing news in February that signaled a growing threat to union members. Support for anti-union law On February 1, “right-to-work” legislation (H.R. 785) was proposed in Congress by anti-union Representatives Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Steve King of Iowa. The term “right-to-work” was coined decades ago by anti-union [&hellip

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