Archive for Category: "Remembering Our History"

The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

The “Old Left” and the Union: Don Watson of Ship Clerks Local 34

Don Watson, the focus of this month’s oral history. One would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated adherent to the cause of labor

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SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

SF approves redevelopment of historic 1930s-era longshoremen’s hall

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on January 27 to approve the proposed redevelopment of the historic building that served as the longshoreman’s hall during the 1934 waterfront strike

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The Legend of Carlos Bulosan

The Legend of Carlos Bulosan

A growing number of social justice activists are coming to admire and respect the contributions made by Carlos Bulosan, despite the fact that many are still unaware of the contributions from this remarkable man and important union leader who excelled as a gifted writer, poet and activist. America is in the heart Carlos Sampayan Bulosan [&hellip

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James R. Herman Terminal dedication

James R. Herman Terminal dedication

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath and International Secretary Treasurer Willie Adams joined San Francisco Port Director Monique Moyer and a host of other officials on September 25 to dedicate the new James R. Herman Cruise Ship Terminal. The $100 million state-of-the art facility has already hosted several Princess cruise ships this fall, with 80 vessels [&hellip

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The legacy of Arne Auvinen: October 19, 1949 to July 31, 2014

The legacy of Arne Auvinen: October 19, 1949 to July 31, 2014

ILWU pensioner Arne Auvien passed away on July 31st. Arne was an active union member who dedicated his life to the ILWU.

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Shipping containers: 60 years in the box

Shipping containers: 60 years in the box

On the 60th anniversary of the patent of the shipping container, the website, Tomorrow, collects seven stories with different perspectives on shipping containers and how they have changed the world. One of those perspectives is ILWU pensioner and former ILWU Education Director, Gene Vrana.

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Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

Tribute sculpture for former ILWU President Jimmy Herman at SF’s Pier 27 moves forward

On June 10th the Port of San Francisco was presented with a gift agreement for the James R. Herman Tribute Sculpture that will be placed at the Pier 27 cruise ship terminal

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Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

Dedication honors ILWU leader LeRoy King

On May 17, 2014, LeRoy King received permanent recognition when the City dedicated their 108 year-old carousel in his honor.s

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Reg Theriault, Local 10 pensioner and author passes away at age 89

Reg Theriault, Local 10 pensioner and author passes away at age 89

On March 1st, hundreds of well-wishers gathered at the Bayview Boat Club on the San Francisco waterfront to offer a final toast to Local 10 pensioner, Reg Theriault, who passed away on February 15 at the age of

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Longshore Division’s “History & Traditions Conference” looks back to plan ahead

Longshore Division’s “History & Traditions Conference” looks back to plan ahead

One-hundred and twenty lucky ILWU Longshore Division members attended an intensive 6-day “History and Traditions Conference” in San Francisco on December 1-

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