Archive for Category: "Fighting for Good Jobs"

Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

Pet coke transport workers vote to join ILWU

JBA Transport workers who haul petroleum coke from California oil refineries to storage facilities and docks voted overwhelmingly to join the ILWU on September 1. Teamster-company deal rejected In the same vote, workers soundly rejected a representation bid from the Teamsters Union that managed to win only 2 votes from the 23 JBA employees, despite [&hellip

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Recycling is important – and recycling workers deserve better conditions

Recycling is important – and recycling workers deserve better conditions

Recycling won’t succeed if recycling workers don’t have decent pay, good benefits and safe working conditions

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ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

An overflow crowd at the Oakland City Council meeting on September 15 heard ILWU leaders taking passionate positions against a controversial coal export terminal

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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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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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Longshore Caucus meets to review status of contract talks

Longshore Caucus meets to review status of contract talks

When the Coast Longshore Caucus recessed last July, most delegates assumed the contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) would be put to bed before Christmas. Instead, delegates who gathered in San Francisco on December 15 heard a sobering report from ILWU International President Bob McEllrath. “We’re now entering our 8th month of talks, which [&hellip

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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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