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Honduran Longshoremen Picket Portland Terminal

Honduran Longshoremen Picket Portland Terminal

Honduran Longshoremen Locked Out by

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Colombian trade unionist murdered, others face immediate risk

Colombian trade unionist murdered, others face immediate risk

From Lonsghore & Shipping News:  Our condolences go out to Mr. López’ family, friends and colleagues. Nuestras condolencias a los familiares, compañeros de trabajo y amigos del señor López. Oscar López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city of Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union, SINALTRAINAL, received [&hellip

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Video: A short history of Local 56 Shipscalers

Filmmaker Nate Sacharow produced this short video on the history of the ILWU Local 56 “shipscalers” who work in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fifty-Six from Nathan Factor Sacharow on Vimeo

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With proposed rule, U.S. Coast Guard will misuse taxpayer resources to provide private security for foreign grain conglomerates and trample American workers’ speech rights on Columbia River

The United States Coast Guard has proposed a so-called “temporary safety zone” on the Columbia River that all but eliminates workers’ speech rights and puts foreign grain conglomerates, including Mitsui and Marubeni, in a protective bubble, buffering them from any consequences resulting from their continued lockout of American workers.

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ITF makes formal complaint to Mitsui over Port of Vancouver lockout

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has reiterated its and its member unions’ continuing concern over the unacceptable lockout of workers at the Port of Vancouver, Washington State, USA. The Federation laid out its views on the dispute in a formal complaint to Masami Iijima, president and CEO of Mitusi Limited, which owns United Grain [&hellip

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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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Longshoreman recovering after being struck by Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer’s semi truck at picket line

A Portland longshore worker is recovering at home after being struck by a Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer that was crossing an ILWU picket line at the Port of Portland on May 16.

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Japan-based Marubeni locks out Portland longshoremen at Columbia Grain

Like Mitsui-owned United Grain in Vancouver, Marubeni-owned Columbia Grain profits from America’s farms, roads, railroads and public ports

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Hong Kong dockers: Li Ka-shing, do you know how bad the conditions of your workers are?

Hong Kong dockers: Li Ka-shing, do you know how bad the conditions of your workers are?

Below is an open letter from striking dock workers in Hong Kong to Li Ka-shing, billionaire owner of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., and one of the richest men in the world. The dock workers striking for fair pay and better working conditions including bathroom breaks. Currently they make $90 in US dollars for a grueling 12-14 hour shift.   Li Ka-shing, [&hellip

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ILWU workers strike against Waste Management’s unlawful behavior

ILWU workers strike against Waste Management’s unlawful behavior

Two hundred Local 6 members went on strike at three Waste Management facilities during the early morning hours of March 15, shutting-down the company’s East Bay operations for six hours. Members organized multiple picket lines beginning at 2am in three locations: the company’s headquarters in Oakland, a recycling facility in San Leandro, and the massive [&hellip

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