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.

Occupy Wall Street Gets Union Backing; Approval Rating Tops Congress

Occupy Wall Street is getting a shot in the arm, as some of America’s largest unions have announced that they’re now supporting the movement. The gain in momentum comes as off-shoots of the original Manhattan group plan marches and protests around the nation.

The group has attracted some mockery, largely for its members’ proclivity for […]


Mining and Maritime Unions: ‘ILWU has our global support in its fight at EGT’

Leading international mining and maritime unions representing millions of workers around the world met in Durban, South Africa this month for the Mining and Maritime Initiatives international conference. They discussed ways to work together, increase solidarity and more effectively represent members in the globalized world of the maritime and mining industries.

They passed the following […]