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Three ILWU-endorsed candidates win SoCal Democratic Party delegate seats  

Three ILWU-endorsed candidates win SoCal Democratic Party delegate seats  

Three ILWU-endorsed candidates in Southern California have won Delegate seats in the California Democratic Party

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Trump backs attack on union members

Trump backs attack on union members

The new Trump administration announced some disturbing news in February that signaled a growing threat to union members. Support for anti-union law On February 1, “right-to-work” legislation (H.R. 785) was proposed in Congress by anti-union Representatives Joe Wilson of South Carolina and Steve King of Iowa. The term “right-to-work” was coined decades ago by anti-union [&hellip

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New film promotes “Medicare for all”

New film promotes “Medicare for all”

The ILWU Puget Sound District Council and Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies sponsored a September 21showing of the new film called “Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point.” The one-hour documentary explains why America’s patchwork of government- funded, privately-controlled, employer-based health care is failing both workers and businesses because it results in higher [&hellip

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Sanders’ campaign climax in California

Sanders’ campaign climax in California

Bernie Sanders’ Presidential campaign shocked the political establishment by morphing into a movement with clear working- class politics

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California & Oregon members join final push for Bernie in Presidential primaries

California & Oregon members join final push for Bernie in Presidential primaries

Bernie Sanders’ decisive May 17 primary victory in Oregon was preceded by a May 3rd rally in Portland’s Shemanski Park

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Election victory for Vivian Malauulu

Election victory for Vivian Malauulu

ILWU Local 13 member Vivian Malauulu scored an impressive election victory on April 12, defeating a well-connected incumbent and winning a seat on the Long Beach Community College Board of Trustees. Malauulu won nearly 60% of the tally – soundly defeating her establishment-backed rival who resorted to anti-union attacks that flopped with voters. “I am [&hellip

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ILWU Legislative Conference aims for political accountability

ILWU Legislative Conference aims for political accountability

The Longshore Division Coast Committee, ILWU International officers, and Longshore Legislative Action Committee members and Pensioners gathered on May 20-24 for the union’s 2013 Legislative Conference in Washington,

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We Have Eight Weeks to Protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

As working families all over the country celebrated President Obama’s re-election last night, we also began mobilizing to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from benefit cuts. Working families need more economic security, not less. But some legislators and their friends on Wall Street are set on reaching a “grand bargain” during the post-election “lame-duck” [&hellip

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California Working Families Beat Koch-Backed Prop. 32

California Working Families Beat Koch-Backed Prop. 32

For the third time in the past 14 years, California voters rejected an attempt—fueled by millions of out-of-state dollars—to shut working people out of the political process when they soundly defeated Proposition 32. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski said working families: Rejected a blatant power play by corporate special interests to silence the [&hellip

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Southern California ILWU mobilizing against Prop 32

Southern California ILWU mobilizing against Prop 32

ILWU members in Southern California are taking the threat posed by the anti-union Prop 32 seriously. In addition to financial contributions made by Locals 13, 63 and 94, members are engaged in mobilization and educational efforts to make sure union members are aware of the threat that this legislation poses to workers and to get [&hellip

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