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.

ILWU Local 18 members & ITF help hungry ship’s crew in Sacramento

From the Dispatcher at ILWU.org:

Sacramento ship ITF West Coast Coordinator Jeff Engels delivers food stores to crew of the Sider Pink. The combination of solidarity from ILWU Local 18 members, support from the ITF and enforcement action by the U.S. Coast Guard resulted in $14,000 worth of food stores being delivered to the […]


Port Authority: Storm damaged 16,000 cars at port

Superstorm Sandy has caused damage to thousands of cars in the Port of New York and New Jersey that were heading to vehicle sales lots around the region.

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says 16,000 cars were damaged in the storm.

The New York Shipping Association says Toyota and vehicle processor FAPS Inc., which handles […]


Longshore security officers plan Nov. 25 strike at Port of Portland if contract not reached Friday

From today’s Oregonian:

Longshore security officers plan to strike at the Port of Portland Nov. 25 if talks Friday don’t produce a contract. The move would freeze millions of dollars worth of freight including shipping containers, autos, steel, commodities and bulk cargo.

A strike by just 25 officers who work at the gates of […]