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.

MUA's Paddy Crumlin Calls For Julian Assange To Be Given Safe Passage

From the Maritime Union of Australia:

Fighting from the Front: Paddy Crumlin and Julian Assange During Meeting At Ecuadorean Embassy in London

Maritime Union of Australia national secretary Paddy Crumlin released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Julian Assange entering the Ecuadorean embassy in London on June 19, 2012, to seek political […]


Union Coal Miners Vow to Fight for their Benefits

Many UMW miners worked for decades for Peabody, but had their union contracts shifted to Patriot in recent years.

They lost in bankruptcy court, but thousands of union miners were back in town — holding a boisterous rally outside of Peabody Energy headquarters.

“We know how bankruptcy works,” said UMWA President Cecil Roberts, “Bankruptcy […]


GAO finds TWIC is broken, and now the question is: Can it be fixed?

Excerpts from Marine Link:

Recently, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a scathing report on the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) electronic reader pilot test and on the TWIC program in general… The GAO also said that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the agency charged with developing the TWIC program, has never determined whether […]


Top five Bunge executives in India resign after internal audit into possible financial irregularities

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Five top executives at the Indian unit of American company Bunge have resigned amid an internal audit into possible financial irregularities at the world’s largest oilseeds processor and owner of domestic edible oils brands Dalda and Amrit.

The company’s director Ashish Saxena and chief financial officer Anand Vora have quit over what two […]