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.

Chinese Crew Starving Aboard Ship Docked in U.S. Port

Members of the ITF-affiliated International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 18 sprang into action when they learned that the ship lacked sufficient food provisions and that the crew members were desperately hungry. They raised US$800 to purchase groceries, which they delivered to the crew.

The predominantly Chinese-speaking crew also reported that their pay had […]


With Port strike averted, labor focus shifts to grain

Excerpts from the Portland Business Journal:

Last Monday, the grain shippers presented what its calling its “last, best and final offer to the union,” said spokesman Pat McCormick. That offer expires at midnight Wednesday.

“The ILWU has bargained in good faith and offered several proposals designed to meet the employers’ needs,” Leal Sundet of the […]