Archive for Category: "Solidarity"

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

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Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 organized a celebration in late September to honor the 1966 coming together known as “amalgamation” that brought many smaller locals into one, big united Local

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ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

ILWU attends International Dockers Council in Miami

The semi-annual meeting brought together docker unions from a dozen countries

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ILWU leaders join global effort to hold Rio Tinto accountable

ILWU leaders join global effort to hold Rio Tinto accountable

The ILWU leaders joined nearly 50 of their counterparts from 11 countries who comprise the Rio Tinto Global Union Network

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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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ILWU moves beyond endorsing Bernie Sanders

ILWU moves beyond endorsing Bernie Sanders

“Bernie Sanders supports working class people, and he deserves our vote – whether we’re in a union or not. It’s not just for us, it’s about all of us.”

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Local 21 members honored for Columbia River rescue

Local 21 members honored for Columbia River rescue

Three Local 21 members were honored last month by the Port of Longview for rescuing a mariner who fell overboard

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SoCal unions celebrate Labor Day in the Harbor

SoCal unions celebrate Labor Day in the Harbor

The Los Angeles Harbor Coalition’s Labor Day Parade attracted several thousand union workers

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ILWU supports Sakuma workers

ILWU supports Sakuma workers

A diverse delegation of ILWU leaders joined hundreds of community supporters who marched to support workers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm on July

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ILWU leaders join protest in Perth against Chevron projects

ILWU leaders join protest in Perth against Chevron projects

Docker union leaders from around the world – including ILWU officers – met in Perth, Australia for a strategy meeting in May that included a protest against Chevron for failing to respect workers’ rights in Western Australia. “Chevron is based in California, but communities back home and around the world are having the same kinds of problems from this company,” said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, who spoke [&hellip

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