For the past several months, Local 12 members and supporters have been picketing whenever non-union barges arrive at the Southport Forest Products dock in North Bend, Oregon – a waterfront employer who’s trying to operate without the ILWU. Machine guns “The weather is sometimes nasty, but that doesn’t stop us,” said Local 12 Secretary-Treasurer Gene [&hellip
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When the Coast Longshore Caucus recessed last July, most delegates assumed the contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) would be put to bed before Christmas. Instead, delegates who gathered in San Francisco on December 15 heard a sobering report from ILWU International President Bob McEllrath. “We’re now entering our 8th month of talks, which [&hellip
The ILWU is an active part of this community and we are committed to helping to make sure that those who have fallen on hard times can still enjoy Thanksgiving with their families
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
“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