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.

What US election means for shippers, transport providers

Obama has trumpeted his infrastructure spending, including about $48 billion within the stimulus package, but has balked at raising the fuel tax. There is little indication that Obama would change his position and secure a new revenue source for infrastructure funding. His proposal to use funding dollars, freed up through the ending of wars in […]


Obama VS. Romney for Latin America: Carrying or Swinging the “Big Stick”

A columnist examines what a different election outcome would have meant for democracy in Latin America:

While Obama’s stance toward Latin America has been far from progressive recognizing coup governments of Honduras and Paraguay; signing free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and Peru; and dragging feet on immigration reform – it is the “diet” imperialism […]