The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Coast Guard puts Astoria in command

Local U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Doug Kaup will be playing a lead role in a dramatic redesign that will transform the Coast Guard in the Pacific Northwest. Fundamental structural shifts will soon take place in the upper ranks of Coast Guard leadership, and will change everything for Group Astoria. The move is part of a […]


‘The Ports Challenge’ by James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we’ve become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby, or a country that no longer expects workers to be paid a decent wage for a day’s work. Those are modest ideas. But apparently they’re too much […]


Victor Mow named to Stockton Port Commission

It’s been more than a year since Victor Mow termed out of elected office, but a vote Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors put him onto the Port Commission and back into public life. Mow was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2000. Before that, he served on the Stockton City Council, […]