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Bay Area ILWU locals help North Bay fire victims

ILWU Bay Area locals are collecting donations at the ILWU Dispatch hall at 400 North Point St in San Francisco

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ILWU donates $20,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

ILWU donates $20,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
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West Coast longshore workers ratify contract extension;New agreement will continue until July, 2022

The ILWU’s Coast Balloting Committee confirmed today that West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have officially ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).

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Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

Organizing victories on Hawaii’s docks

2016 was a busy year of ILWU organizing activity on the docks of Hawaii

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Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

Local 20 gets new contract with Rio Tinto at Port of LA

A new five-year contract has been ratified covering 77 members of ILWU Local 20 who work on a private dock at the Port of Los Angeles where they load and process materials mined at Rio Tinto’s giant borate mine and plant in the Mojave Desert that employs over 500 members of Local 30 in Boron, [&hellip

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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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