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.

Juneau longshoremen pull their weight

Juneau Longshoremen Larry Englund, Francisco Velasco and Daniel Churchill haul in the tag and heaving lines, attached to one of the ship’s heavy mainlines. Capital City Weekly photo.

The following is an excerpt of a lengthy article published in Alaska this week.

Though the work can be arduous, and the hours long, both Iver Nore […]


Former Del Monte ILWU workers win additional severance pay

Star-Bulletin archives from November 2006 show the news that pulled the rug out from under hundreds of ILWU workers who had believed repeated assurances from Del Monte that their jobs were secure until 2008.

The Hawaii Supreme Court affirmed an Intermediate Court of Appeals ruling in favor of former workers of Del Monte Fresh Produce […]


Gavilon opens South Dakota grain and fertilizer facility

The Greenfield project, which commenced construction in November 2011, includes a 2.2-million-bushel, upright concrete grain elevator, a 42,000-ton dry fertilizer facility and a 1.5-mile loop track large enough to accommodate 125 cars. The Dakota Southern Railroad, which will service the shuttle facility, was recently upgraded to handle unit trains. Photo by Gavilon.

Gavilon’s new grain […]


Post Sandy volumes flow to Virginia

The Port of Virginia has just begun receiving cargo diverted from the Port of New York/New Jersey as a result of the damage caused to that critical Northeast port by Hurricane Sandy.

Port leaders do not have a projection on the amount of cargo that could be diverted to Virginia, but on Tuesday they began […]