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.

OSHA fines Gavilon/Peavey for worker’s death; grain entrapments rising

A worker died at this Gavilon-Peavey grain facility in September 2010. OSHA has cited the company for 46 safety and health violations and said the death "could have been prevented had the grain bin owner and operators followed occupational safety standards."

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited […]


The fight for union autonomy and workers’ rights in Latin America

Coast Longshore Division supports dockworkers and their unions

Published in the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter, Winter 2010 issue.

In the past year, the Coast Committee has become increasingly involved in regional solidarity through direct support of dockworkers in Latin America. Latin American dockworkers are seeing the social contracts that they have with their governments systematically […]