Archive for Category: "Fighting for Good Jobs"

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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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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