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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.

Dishonest media offensive by PMA jeopardizes contract negotiations and deflects from a growing congestion problem

SAN FRANCISCO, CA –On Monday, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents over 70 multinational ocean carriers and maritime companies in contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), began a media offensive against the ILWU. PMA’s media offensive is designed to smear the union and to deflect responsibility from a growing congestion […]

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ILWU boosts Begich campaign in Alaska

U.S. Senator Mark Begich has earned many labor supporters in his campaign to defend his seat from an anti-labor challenger. Among those working to re-elect Sen. Begich are ILWU members, who are knocking on doors and getting out the vote. Photos by Jeff Smith, ILWU Local 8 longshoreman.

U.S. Senator Mark Begich, center, with […]

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