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James R. Herman Terminal dedication

James R. Herman Terminal dedication

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

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Recycling Campaign continues making progress

Recycling Campaign continues making progress

The campaign by East Bay recycling workers for dramatic wage and benefit improvements continued to make progress in September

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ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

This August “ILWU Walk the Coast” coordinated events in three ports and raised over $70,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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ILWU members overwhelmingly ratify new contract; grain companies agree to end lockout

ILWU members overwhelmingly ratify new contract; grain companies agree to end lockout

ILWU members working at Pacific Northwest grain terminals overwhelmingly voted in favor of ratifying a new contract in late August, ending an 18-month lockout imposed by Mitsui/United Grain in Vancouver, WA and a 15-month lockout by Marubeni/Columbia Grain in Portland

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Unity and solidarity at the 47th annual Pensioners’ Convention

Unity and solidarity at the 47th annual Pensioners’ Convention

The 47th annual Pacific Coast Pensioners Association (PCPA) convention met in Vancouver, British Columbia, on September 15-17.

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Labor’s day in the sun: Thousands of union members march in annual Wilmington Labor Day parade

Labor’s day in the sun: Thousands of union members march in annual Wilmington Labor Day parade

Thousands of workers and their families turned out for this year’s Labor Day parade and picnic in Wilmington,

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Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

A Vancouver, WA police officer is alive today thanks to the medical training and quick-thinking of ILWU Local 4 longshoreman James Bridger Jr

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ILWU recyclers win big raises in Oakland’s new waste franchise deal

ILWU recyclers win big raises in Oakland’s new waste franchise deal

An 18-month campaign by Bay Area recycling workers to improve pay and benefits hit a new milestone on July 30 when the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to raise recycler wages

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Longshore Caucus reconvenes to consider contract negotiations

Longshore Caucus reconvenes to consider contract negotiations

ILWU Longshore Caucus delegates reconvened in San Francisco on July 21 and 22 to review the status of ongoing Longshore contract negotiations

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Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Twenty-one crewmembers serving on the Liberian-flagged vessel Vega-Reederei have organized a picket line at the Port of Long Beach, CA, to protest their employer’s failure to pay workers for up to four months of back wages.

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