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Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Recycling workers celebrate two years of success

Hundreds of Alameda County recycling workers filled the Local 6 union hall on March 1 to celebrate two years of hard work that yielded dramatic improvements in wages, benefits and working conditions

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SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 27 to approve the proposed redevelopment of the historic building that served as the longshoreman’s hall during the 1934 waterfront strike

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Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

Portland ILWU members march against “Fast Track” and the TPP

ILWU members in Portland joined other union and community activists on March 9 to protest the latest “free trade” agreement, called the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP). Corporate interests are trying to ram the deal through Congress using a process known as “Fast Track” – the same tactic used to streamline passage of the NAFTA with Mexico [&hellip

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Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

In December the union signed an historic new contract with raises totaling more than 27% over the next four years

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Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

Negotiating Committee reaches tentative agreement on new Longshore contract

It wasn’t quick or easy, but the ILWU Longshore Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association on February 20th

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Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds of longshore workers, families, and community supporters held a nighttime rally and march in downtown Tacoma. The goal was to show unity and solidarity for a fair contract – and set the record straight about the companies’ role in causing port congestion and delays

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Aerial photos of ports show what the PMA doesn’t want the public to see

Aerial photos of ports show what the PMA doesn’t want the public to see

The following photographs show that there are acres of asphalt waiting for the containers that sit on dozens of ships waiting to be unloaded at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and sufficient space for thousands of containers on the docks

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ILWU President blasts PMA threat to shut down US ports

ILWU President blasts PMA threat to shut down US ports

Photos of empty docks show that PMA employers, based largely overseas, are worsening a congestion crisis at West Coast ports to pressure American workers

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Corporate subsidies for anti-union employers: are taxpayers are being hosed in Coos Bay?

Corporate subsidies for anti-union employers: are taxpayers are being hosed in Coos Bay?

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, Orego

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Longshore Caucus meets to review status of contract talks

Longshore Caucus meets to review status of contract talks

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

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