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Strategy questions at union health care meeting

Strategy questions at union health care meeting

The ILWU has been advocating for a national, single-payer health plan since 1938, and remains active in that effort through a network of unions and community groups

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Foss tug crews continue fight for fair contract

Foss tug crews continue fight for fair contract

Crews at Foss Tug in Long Beach escalated their fight to renew a fair contract during January

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Honoring King Day with action

Honoring King Day with action

ILWU members in Los Angeles, Seattle and the Bay Area honored Martin Luther King Day by marching, protesting and meeting to promote social justice

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Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

As the Dispatcher was going to press in Late December, tugboat crews at Foss Maritime Long Beach were trying to renew a contract that expired six months ago

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Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Members of ILWU Canada are continuing to help other workers – and themselves – by fighting to save good jobs in the maritime industry through an ongoing series of protests and public actions. Another “free trade” deal Last November, they joined a coalition that organized a march and rally with ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton, [&hellip

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ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

On December 6, the ILWU International Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a statement of policy opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

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ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

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ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

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 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

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ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

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