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In memory of longshore workers killed in 1886 at the port of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

In memory of longshore workers killed in 1886 at the port of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

On June 9, 1886, the Queen was docked in Nanaimo, British Columbia, where a powerful blast ripped through the ship’s hold, taking the lives of the six charter members of the SL&

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Legislative attack targets ILWU longshore workers

Legislative attack targets ILWU longshore workers

ILWU longshore workers recently found themselves being targeted by Republican members in Congress

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Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Film & discussion expose conspiracy in 1981 assassination of ILWU leaders

Thirty-five years ago, the brutal murder of ILWU Local 37 officials Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes sent shock waves through Seattle and the international labor movement. Supporters spent decades gathering evidence of a high-level conspiracy that involved former dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines – and exposed complicity by U.S. officials who backed his bloody [&hellip

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ILWU supports Sakuma workers

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

A diverse delegation of ILWU leaders joined hundreds of community supporters who marched to support workers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm on July

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Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Solidarity, sacrifice remembered at 81st Anniversary of Bloody Thursday

Thousands of ILWU members, their families, community supporters and elected officials gathered at parks, cemeteries and union halls up and down the West Coast to mark the 81st anniversary of Bloody Thursday

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36th Convention delegates choose unity again

36th Convention delegates choose unity again

Delegates to the ILWU’s 36th convention in Hawaii debated union policy and made plans for the future during five days of meetings that emphasized unity over differences.

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Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Donald Watson May 3, 1929 – March 25, 2015

Don Watson was a quiet and determined ILWU activist who spent his life gently but effectively leading progressive organizing efforts in the union he loved

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Longshore members overwhelming ratify new contract by 82%

Longshore members overwhelming ratify new contract by 82%

Longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tentative contract agreement reached in February with the Pacific Maritime Association

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Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

Local 10 leads protest against police brutality

On May 1, 200 ILWU members from Locals 10, 34, 61, 6 and the Inlandboatmen’s Union joined with hundreds of community members to march from the Port of Oakland to Oakland’s City Hall

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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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