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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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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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