Archive for Category: "Solidarity"

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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Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Ship’s seafaring crew in Long Beach, CA organize picket line to protest outlaw employer; request support from the ITF and ILWU

Twenty-one crewmembers serving on the Liberian-flagged vessel Vega-Reederei have organized a picket line at the Port of Long Beach, CA, to protest their employer’s failure to pay workers for up to four months of back wages.

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MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

MUA’s campaign to counter Chevron labor attacks goes global with help from ILWU & other allies

The MUA is working closely with the ITF, the ILWU and other allies on a global education campaign to show why Chevron – not workers – is responsible for bloated budgets and growing delays on a massive natural gas project in northwestern Australia

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Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

Longshore solidarity delegations walk the line in Pacific Northwest

A solidarity delegation of members from ILWU Locals 10 and 13 joined the ILWU Longshore Locals from the Pacific Northwest in Portland and Vancouver, WA the weekend of May 3rd

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Colombian longshore workers face exploitation & racism

Colombian longshore workers face exploitation & racism

Workers must sell paychecks for loans

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Honduran docker abuse sparks protest and negotiation at London embassy

Honduran docker abuse sparks protest and negotiation at London embassy

The ILWU joined other members of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on March 20th who organized a protest and negotiating session at the Honduran Embassy in London. “We gathered in London for the ITF Dockers Section meeting to discuss important issues facing dockworkers around the world – including the abuse of workers at Puerto Cortés [&hellip

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