Archive for Category: "Solidarity"

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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Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

Panamanian longshore workers join the ILWU

In December the union signed an historic new contract with raises totaling more than 27% over the next four years

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ILWU solidarity marchers fill San Pedro streets

ILWU solidarity marchers fill San Pedro streets

Over 6,000 ILWU members and their families, along with community supporters and elected officials marched and rallied through the streets of San Pedro on January

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Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds march in Tacoma for a fair contract

Hundreds of longshore workers, families, and community supporters held a nighttime rally and march in downtown Tacoma. The goal was to show unity and solidarity for a fair contract – and set the record straight about the companies’ role in causing port congestion and delays

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Solidarity visit from the International Dockworkers Council (IDC)

Solidarity visit from the International Dockworkers Council (IDC)

The ILWU Negotiating Committee was honored to receive a solidarity visit from leaders of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) on December 17. IDC General Coordinator Jordi Aragunde and Office Coordinator Susana Busquets addressed the ILWU Committee and pledged to “mobilize the IDC’s network of support and organization to help the ILWU win this important contract [&hellip

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Recycling Campaign continues making progress

Recycling Campaign continues making progress

The campaign by East Bay recycling workers for dramatic wage and benefit improvements continued to make progress in September

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