Thirty-five years ago, the brutal murder of ILWU Local 37 officials Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes sent shock waves through Seattle and the international labor movement. Supporters spent decades gathering evidence of a high-level conspiracy that involved former dictator Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines – and exposed complicity by U.S. officials who backed his bloody [&hellip
Archive for Category: "Remembering Our History"
Don Watson was a quiet and determined ILWU activist who spent his life gently but effectively leading progressive organizing efforts in the union he loved
Hundreds of union members, elected officials and supporters gathered at San Francisco’s Pier 27 on March 26 to celebrate the unveiling of an interactive, multimedia sculpture honoring the legacy of former ILWU International President Jimmy Herman. Speakers at the event included former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos, Delancey Street Foundation President, Dr. Mimi Silbert, ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, ILWU International Secretary Treasurer and San Francisco Port Commissioner Willie Adams [&hellip
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
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
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
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
ILWU pensioner Arne Auvien passed away on July 31st. Arne was an active union member who dedicated his life to the ILWU.
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.
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