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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.

Dockworkers to say goodbye to a piece of history

The OC Register published 16 photos and an article about ILWU Local 13′s new Dispatch Hall. Excerpts:

In 1948, when the building first opened its doors and the workforce was significantly smaller, jobs were written on a chalkboard. Courtesy of ILWU Local 13.

For more than a half century, hundreds of dockworkers have pushed [...]

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A labor of love

Longshoremen used a rope sling to haul cargo from ships before the docks used mechanized cranes in the 1940’s. Photo courtesy of ILWU Local 23 and Dr. Ron Magden.

In anticipation of Local 23′s celebration next week of 125 years of unionism on the Tacoma waterfront, the Tacoma Weekly published an article from which [...]

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UW archive gathers story of state's labor history

Terri Mast, IBU National Secretary-Treasurer, was photographed among union archives. Click on the image to read the full Seattle Times article.

The University of Washington is making a special place for the documents of this state’s labor history in its University Libraries Special Collections. The labor archive is a compendium of [...]

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