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ILWU moves beyond endorsing Bernie Sanders

ILWU moves beyond endorsing Bernie Sanders

“Bernie Sanders supports working class people, and he deserves our vote – whether we’re in a union or not. It’s not just for us, it’s about all of us.”

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Recycling is important – and recycling workers deserve better conditions

Recycling is important – and recycling workers deserve better conditions

Recycling won’t succeed if recycling workers don’t have decent pay, good benefits and safe working conditions

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HC&S sugar plantation in Hawaii to close

HC&S sugar plantation in Hawaii to close

PUUNENE, Maui – At its peak, sugar was the number one industry in Hawaii with hundreds of thousands of acres under cultivation on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island. By 2015, only Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S) remained of the industry once called “king,” and by the end of 2016 that last plantation [&hellip

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ILWU Canada leadership course trains new leaders

ILWU Canada leadership course trains new leaders

The ILWU Canada Leadership Course held on February 14-19 in British Columbia

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Local 21 members honored for Columbia River rescue

Local 21 members honored for Columbia River rescue

Three Local 21 members were honored last month by the Port of Longview for rescuing a mariner who fell overboard

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Local 34’s first woman and African American officer

Local 34’s first woman and African American officer

ILWU International President Bob McEllrath attended the ceremony to install Local 34’s new officers on January

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Job Corps’ Tongue Point Seamanship Academy is training the next generation of maritime workers

Job Corps’ Tongue Point Seamanship Academy is training the next generation of maritime workers

A delegation of ILWU officers from the IBU and ILWU toured theSeamanship Academy at Tongue Point in Astoria,

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Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

A report by Dan McKisson, Local 19 and Rich Austin, Pensioner

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IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

IBU members win settlement but fight continues at Saltchuk

Members of the IBU, the ILWU’s Marine Division, won a significant settlement in October from Delta Western, an affiliate of Saltchuk Resources

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Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

Uniting in strength: IBU convenes their 23rd convention

The 23rd convention of the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU) met in Seattle on November 4-6 and committed to bold steps that will boost organizing and training. Elected delegates heard from a variety of speakers, participated in panel discussions, and joined debates, workshops and working groups that went late into the evenings. Important decisions made at the [&hellip

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