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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.

Dockworkers to say goodbye to a piece of history

The OC Register published 16 photos and an article about ILWU Local 13’s new Dispatch Hall. Excerpts:

In 1948, when the building first opened its doors and the workforce was significantly smaller, jobs were written on a chalkboard. Courtesy of ILWU Local 13.

For more than a half century, hundreds of dockworkers have pushed […]

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Senate bill would increase federal funds to Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

A federal water resources bill making its way through Congress would provide funds to dredge the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Sen. Barbara Boxer said Wednesday.

The wording of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act has been approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a joint House and Senate […]

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Panama Canal revenues $2.4 billion less than expected

Panama’s government will receive $2.4 billion less in revenue from its world famous canal over the next five years than it forecast nearly a decade ago, the country’s finance minister said on Tuesday, citing changing cargo trends.

Finance Minister Frank de Lima said less dynamic trade would also weigh on revenue, but played down the […]

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