Disclaimer

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.

Increasing Reliance on Guest Worker Programs

Excerpts from a David Bacon article called “Displaced, Unequal and Criminalized – Fighting for the Rights of Migrants in the United States:”

The Department of Homeland Security workplace enforcement wave is focusing, not on low-wage employers, but on high-wage, and often unionized ones. There is a long history of anti-union animus among immigration authorities. Agents […]

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ILWU Opposes Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement

Despite potential increases in cargo movement benefiting dockworkers, union opposes proposed Korea-United States trade agreement because it continues failed trade policy and is harmful to workers, consumers, and the environment in both South Korea and the United States

December 13, 2010

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The Honorable Nancy Pelosi United States House […]

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US Secretary of Labor announces labor consultations with Guatemala under CAFTA-DR agreement

A memorial to a Guatemalan dockworker who was killed for union activities in 2007. Labor abuses are not limited to Guatemala: The ILWU Coast Longshore Division recently filed a complaint under the CAFTA-DR free trade agreement against the government of Costa Rica for failing to enforce its own labor laws.

U.S. Secretary of Labor […]

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