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.

Panama Canal Pilots Affiliate With ILWU

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath and Panama Canal Pilots Union officer Capt. Rainiero Salas view the ILWU logo at the 2012 ILWU Convention in San Diego, June 2012. Panama has been included in the logo in solidarity with the U.S. and Canada with the new affiliation of the Panama Pilots union with the ILWU. […]


The Advent of 'Democracy' in Egypt

This London School of Economics and Political Science article exposes the U.S. government’s role in the poor living conditions that led to the Egyptian uprising last year:

When [Egyptian workers and activists] took to the streets last year it was not only against tyranny and political repression, but also against the neoliberal economic order – […]


Port of Seattle, Unions Voice Opposition to New NBA Arena

Port of Seattle and Mt. Rainier

The Port of Seattle, a business association and the longshoremen union characterized a proposed new events arena in Seattle’s industrial district as a “land grab” that threatens jobs because it could increase traffic and land value.

“This is just not about a basketball arena. This is about a […]


Canada: King Coal still reigns despite drop-off in prices

Canada produced 67.3 million of tonnes of coal in 2011 according to the preliminary results of a PwC report on the industry, generating revenues of $6.5 billion. About 40 per cent of that is exported.

Despite a drop in prices in China, Canadian coal companies are not slowing down exploration programs or development of new […]