An ILWU Local 4 longshore worker supports ILWU Local 21 by demonstrating for good union jobs near EGT in Longview, WA. This photo was taken in September 2011 by Don Ryan of the Associated Press and was widely published, including in Time Magazine.
The Daily News in Longview has compiled the following list of [...]
Longshore workers in Olympia, WA, donated time and money to assist in disaster relief for Japan, where bottled water was needed after the tsunami and earthquake. This photo shows members of ILWU Local 47 and voluntary travelers loading one of 29 pallets of water onto the log ship Global Wisdom.
In the wake of [...]
Logs destined for China, Japan and Korea were on display Sunday as the Port of Olympia held tours of its marine terminal.
A retired longshoreman spoke to the crowd about how safety and efficiency go hand-in-hand at the terminal.
“We’re working with equipment that could kill you,” said Sherman Will, who spent 37 years at [...]
Grading logs before shipment at the Port of Olympia
U.S. West Coast ports experienced an average decline of 19 percent for longshoremen hours, but the Port of Olympia increased its hours by 109 percent compared to 2008, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. The main reason for the marine terminal’s dramatic increase in revenue [...]