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.

No immediate lockout in NW, grain shippers say

Excerpts from the Associated Press, as published at 7 PM on Nov. 28:

Pacific Northwest grain shippers say there will be no immediate lockout at a half-dozen terminals along the Columbia River and on Puget Sound.

The owners had given the International Longshore and Warehouse Union until midnight Wednesday to accept what they describe as […]


Congresswoman Grace Napolitano: 'We must protect ILWU Local 63 UCU jobs from being shipped overseas'

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) released the following statement on the developing strike at the Port of Los Angeles by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63’s office:

Grace Napolitano, CA-38

“Having been a secretary myself, I know very well the concerns of clerical workers including […]


Congresswoman Janice Hahn stands in solidarity with ILWU Local 63 OCU

SAN PEDRO, CA — In response to the developing strike action taken by workers of ILWU Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit, Congresswoman Janice Hahn released the following statement:

Congresswoman Janice Hahn represents California’s 36th District.

“I stand in solidarity with the hard working clerical workers, most of whom are women, of the ILWU Local 63’s […]


Portland Port Security Officers Win 'No Outsourcing' Assurance

From Maritime Executive:

Security officers at the Port of Portland, Oregon, USA have won an eleventh hour agreement that their jobs will not be outsourced.

Their win came just 12 hours before a strike deadline. It will prevent the outsourcing of security jobs at the port’s big number two and six terminals. The officers are […]


Port clerical workers go on strike, walk off jobs in Los Angeles

Clerical workers at Pier 400 walked off the job to protest their inability to negotiate new contracts with terminal operators. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit has been trying to negotiate a new agreement with 14 employers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since its last one […]