Archive for Category: "Fighting for Good Jobs"

Members play a big role in ILWU organizing victories in Hawaii

Members play a big role in ILWU organizing victories in Hawaii

In 2013 over 500 new members were brought into ILWU Local 142 between September and November

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Coast Caucus begins two-week meeting to set goals for new Longshore Contract

Coast Caucus begins two-week meeting to set goals for new Longshore Contract

The Coast Longshore Division Caucus began two weeks of meetings on February 24 that will establish member-based priorities for the new contract negotiations

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IBU Towboat Caucus brings organizing and training to the forefront

IBU Towboat Caucus brings organizing and training to the forefront

The Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU)—ILWU’s Marine Division—held a Towboat Caucus on November 5 and 6 in Seattle

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Workers win new contract at Oxbow in Long Beach

Workers win new contract at Oxbow in Long Beach

Thirty-one ILWU members from Local 13’s Allied Division unanimously approved a new 5-year contract in October with Oxbow Carbon & Minerals in Long Beach

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ILWU’s Pacific Northwest grain struggle continues

ILWU’s Pacific Northwest grain struggle continues

ILWU Locals 4, 8, 19, 21, and 23 are entering the 14th month of a protracted struggle to get a contract with the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers’ Association (PNGHA).

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ILWU recycling workers fight for justice

ILWU recycling workers fight for justice

Over 200 Oakland recycling workers staged a powerful show of unity and action by striking on Tuesday, July

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Longshore, warehouse & marine divisions support ILWU ‘shipscalers’ at Local 56 convention

Longshore, warehouse & marine divisions support ILWU ‘shipscalers’ at Local 56 convention

ILWU members and leaders attended a rousing convention in late July to support ILWU Local 56 members, known as the “shipscalers” who have a proud history and are preparing for a tough contract fight this November

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Waste Management recycling workers protest abuse, disrespect & poor conditions at company headquarters

Waste Management recycling workers protest abuse, disrespect & poor conditions at company headquarters

On July 17, Recycling workers who process materials collected from residents in Oakland and other East Bay cities will protested in front of Waste Management’s corporate headquarters at 172 98th Avenue in Oakland,

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Pacific Tugboat Service workers join union

Pacific Tugboat Service workers join union

Thirty workers at Pacific Tugboat Service (PTS) are now members of the ILWU’s Marine Division, the Inlandboatmen’s Union

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LA Port Police solidarity

LA Port Police solidarity

ILWU International Vice President Ray Familathe along with Local 13 President Chris Viramontes, Local 63 President Mike Podue, Local 94 President Danny Miranda and IBU Regional Director John Skow spoke at the Los Angeles Port Commission meeting on May 16 to express their support for the Los Angeles Port police and the work they do to keep the harbor safe

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