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.

Port of Longview candidate wants to 'loosen port’s ties to the ILWU' and open port to non-union labor

‘That worked well with EGT didn’t it?’ said Averett, referring to the 2011 labor unrest when the ILWU clashed with EGT over jurisdiction.

Excerpts from an article titled ‘Labor, fossil fuels and taxes take center stage in port race’ in The Daily News:

Port Commissioner Doug Averett is defending his seat against Kent Preston, who […]


Merkley harshly criticizes ‘white nationalist’ Bannon’s appointment to Trump White House

Longtime friend of the ILWU, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), right, in a previously published photo with (L-R) ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), ILWU International Vice President (Hawaii) Wesley Furtado, and ILWU Local 8 member Jeff Smith. Photo by ILWU Local 40 member Dawn Des Brisay.

From KPTV:

Senator […]


ILWU Marches ‘Fair’ Contract to United Grain

ILWU International President Robert McEllrath delivers TEMCO agreement to Mitsui-United Grain, March 8, 2013. McEllrath was accompanied by approximately 400 ILWU members and supporters. Photo by Dawn Des Brisay, ILWU Local 40 member.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers recently delivered what they consider to be a “fair” contract to the offices of United […]


Council's moves to make Ports of Auckland a good employer welcomed by MUNZ

Garry Parsloe, President of MUNZ, accepts a check from ILWU Local 52 in March, presented by Local 52 President Andrea Stevenson to support MUNZ workers during their lockout. Photo by ILWU Local 40 President Dawn Des Brisay.

The Maritime Union has welcomed moves by the owners of Ports of Auckland to ensure it acts as […]


Search for non-union wharfies is delayed

ILWU shows solidarity with MUNZ in New Zealand, March 2012. Photo by Melvin MacKay, ILWU Local 10.

Efforts to recruit a replacement workforce for Auckland’s strike-ridden port have been delayed for at least two more days by a legal challenge from the Maritime Union.

So have other moves by the council-owned port company to […]