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Honoring King Day with action

Honoring King Day with action

ILWU members in Los Angeles, Seattle and the Bay Area honored Martin Luther King Day by marching, protesting and meeting to promote social justice

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Calling Alaska Pensioners!

Calling Alaska Pensioners!

ILWU pensioners are beginning to get organized in Alaska. It started this past September at the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association Convention where ILWU President Bob McEllrath and Pacific Coast Pensioners President Greg Mitre presented a new charter authorizing the formation of the All Alaska Pensioners Group. Coordinating the effort is W.C. “Pee Wee” Smith of Ketchikan, [&hellip

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: Why we can’t vote Trump

You may have heard that I don’t have much patience for politicians, especially ones who want our help when they’re desperate for votes or contributions – then ignore us when we need their support. I liked Bernie Sanders because he was different in all the right ways. He says the right things and votes the [&hellip

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Longshore Elected Delegates Vote to Meet with West Coast Employers To Discuss Their Request for a Contract Extension

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2016) – More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports from San Diego, CA to Bellingham, WA, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), convened this week to consider an employer request to discuss the possibility of an extension to [&hellip

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Longshoreman & wife support their community, family – and son who played in the Super Bowl

Regan Keo is a respected member of Local 19 who has worked on Seattle’s waterfront for decades. But his profile increased dramatically earlier this year when word spread that his son, Shiloh, was playing for the Denver Broncos and heading for Super Bowl 50. “There was a lot of buzz and excitement from so many [&hellip

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ILWU endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for President

ILWU endorses Senator Bernie Sanders for President

The ILWU’s International Executive Board voted today to endorse U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders for President

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Dear Signet, don’t let Rio Tinto take the sparkle out of Christmas

This holiday season, unions are again calling on one of the world’s largest jewellery retailers to clean up its supplier of diamonds.

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Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

Single-payer health care conference: strategy for a better plan continues

A report by Dan McKisson, Local 19 and Rich Austin, Pensioner

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Pres. McEllrath: ILWU will fight all attacks on safety, collective bargaining rights

Politicians have been publicly and inaccurately blaming congestion at the ports on those of us who work on the docks. They are opportunistically using industry-caused congestion as an excuse to introduce legislation that attacks workers’ collective bargaining rights, threatens our safety, wastes taxpayer dollars — and fails to address the actual root causes of congestion

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Solidarity message from MUA Queensland branch

Solidarity message from MUA Queensland branch

Members of the Maritime Union Australia, Queensland Branch in Brisbane recently  recorded a solidarity message to the ILWU while on the picket line

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