Archives

ILWU to Host Leadership Education Conference in May

ILWU to Host Leadership Education Conference in May

The ILWU will be holding a Leadership Education and Development Institute (LEAD VII) in Seattle, Washington, May 7-11,

read more

Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

Foss tug crews fight for fair contract at LA/Long Beach

As the Dispatcher was going to press in Late December, tugboat crews at Foss Maritime Long Beach were trying to renew a contract that expired six months ago

read more

Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Members of ILWU Canada are continuing to help other workers – and themselves – by fighting to save good jobs in the maritime industry through an ongoing series of protests and public actions. Another “free trade” deal Last November, they joined a coalition that organized a march and rally with ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton, [&hellip

read more

ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

ILWU pledges solidarity with Standing Rock

On December 6, the ILWU International Executive Board voted unanimously to adopt a statement of policy opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline

read more

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

read more

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

read more

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

ILWU solidarity helps Hanjin seafarers defend their right to shore leave

Crewmembers on foreign flagged vessels arriving at West Coast ports have frequently sought help from ILWU members and International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) inspectors. “Sometimes we discover that crew members haven’t been paid correctly, or other times they report abusive working conditions, but sometimes it comes down to respecting their right to shore leave after [&hellip

read more

 Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

  Trump stuns the establishment; union members face challenges

Donald Trump stunned the political establishment on November

read more

PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

PMA & ILWU convene talks in San Francisco, agree to return

The PMA and ILWU met on November 1st in San Francisco, where discussions were held on the concept of a contract extension

read more

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 celebrates fifty years of solidarity

Local 500 organized a celebration in late September to honor the 1966 coming together known as “amalgamation” that brought many smaller locals into one, big united Local

read more