Archive for Category: "Fighting for Good Jobs"

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

Recyclers score two victories with support from ILWU & community

During the final days of October, two groups of Northern California recycling workers decided that they would no longer tolerate indignities and discrimination from their employers. One group voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU. Another group – already members of ILWU Local 6 – walked off their jobs for a week-long strike. Striking for respect [&hellip

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Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits

Waste Management recycling workers end strike after winning living wages & affordable health benefits

A week-long strike by 130 low-wage recycling workers at Waste Management facilities in Oakland and San Leandro ended Thursday afternoon, October 30, after workers secured a contract guaranteeing living wages and affordable family health insurance

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Strike by East Bay recycling workers at Waste Management continues this week

Strike by East Bay recycling workers at Waste Management continues this week

A strike that began last Friday by 130 low-wage recycling workers at Waste Management’s East Bay facilities in Oakland and San Leandro is continuing this week

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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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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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Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

Longshore Safety Committee is negotiating for more protection against deadly hazards

We opened our safety negotiations by telling employers that we need a stronger Safety Code to protect everyone on the docks

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Negotiations for a new Longshore & Clerks Contract start in San Francisco

Negotiations for a new Longshore & Clerks Contract start in San Francisco

The ILWU’s 16-member Longshore & Clerks Contract Negotiating Committee who sat down with their employer counterparts from the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on May 12 to negotiate a new pact

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Delta Western workers secure union victory in Dutch Harbor

Delta Western workers secure union victory in Dutch Harbor

Workers at the Delta Western Fuel Terminal, the largest in the remote Alaskan port of Dutch Harbor, voted to unionize in April

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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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