Archive for Category: "Remembering Our History"

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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ILWU Library acquires collection of Paul Heide, union pioneer and Local 6 stalwart

ILWU Library acquires collection of Paul Heide, union pioneer and Local 6 stalwart

Patrick Heide, former Local 6 Business Agent, visited the ILWU Library with his wife Janice and donated a significant collection of papers and memorabilia collected by his father, Paul Heide

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Thousands march to honor Bloody Thursday

Thousands march to honor Bloody Thursday

ILWU members and pensioners came together on July 5 along the West Coast to remember Bloody Thursday and honor the memory and sacrifice made by the martyrs of the 1934 West Coast Strike

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Bill Kemp, longtime Canadian ILWU activist, passes away at the age of 86

Bill Kemp, longtime Canadian ILWU activist, passes away at the age of 86

Bill’s ILWU career spanned a period of almost 40 years between 1951 until his retirement in 1992. He served as Executive Board member and Vice-President of the old Vancouver Deepsea Local 501, and was elected to serve as Business Agent for 17 years in the amalgamated Local 500.

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Honoring the “First Blood” shed for our union

Honoring the “First Blood” shed for our union

Several hundred ILWU members gathered in Southern California’s harbor area on May 15 to participate in two “First Blood” events honoring the first workers killed during the 1934 West Coast strikes that led to the formation of the

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Local 13 pensioner receives replacements for WW II medals destroyed in fire

Local 13 pensioner receives replacements for WW II medals destroyed in fire

ILWU Local 13 pensioner Manuel Torres is a decorated World War II veteran. He received the Combat INF Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, WW II Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Occupation of Japan Medal. He never received his Bronze Star from the military and his other medals were destroyed in a [&hellip

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Leo Robinson: ILWU activist led anti-apartheid struggle

Leo Robinson:  ILWU activist led anti-apartheid struggle

Local 10 activist Leo Robinson passed away on January 14th at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of passionate advocacy for his union, for the working class

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Anniversary celebration marks 20 years of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies at the University of Washington

Anniversary celebration marks 20 years of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies at the University of Washington

ILWU members, pensioners, students, activists, and community members gathered at the University of Washington in Seattle (UW) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Bridges Chair in Labor Studies

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The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Honors ILWU Local 21 and historian Ron Magden

The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Honors ILWU Local 21 and historian Ron Magden

At their annual conference this May, the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association honored the ILWU’s past and present struggles by presenting two awards to ILWU affiliates.

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