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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.

Guatemalan union activist murdered in front of his home

Prensa Libre shows people gathering at the scene of the murder of Guatemalan union activist Mynor Rolando Ramos Castillo, the sixth member of his union to be assassinated.

Mynor Rolando Ramos Castillo, a municipal worker in Jalapa, a city in southeast Guatemala, was shot and killed in front of his home over the weekend. […]

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Obama and Trade: Recipe for Ripoffs

”Why is WikiLeaks rooting around for these documents and releasing them to the public? The pacts will require Senate approval, yet lawmakers have had to beg for any details about them. Based on leaks, other big concerns center around health issues. For example, some provisions would block government policies that discourage smoking. There are […]

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North Carolina's tobacco workers stand to benefit from state's strong farmworker union

Labor author and photographer David Bacon wrotes at TruthOut.org:

David Bacon

North Carolina has one of the lowest percentages of union members in the country. Yet in this non-union bastion, thousands of farm workers, some of the country’s least unionized workers, belong to the Farm Labor Organizing Committee. That gives the state a greater […]

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