Archive for Category: "Fighting for Good Jobs"

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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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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