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.

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 […]


Congressman Blasts L.A. Port’s Attempts to Bar Independent Truck Drivers

The ranking republican on a House transportation committee looking into the effect of the Southern California ports’ trucking programs on Wednesday, blasted the Port of Los Angeles’ attempts to bar independent owner-operators from servicing the port.

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit member Rep. John Duncan, Jr. of Tennessee said […]


25 Members of Congress ask Clinton for help as chaos erupts on Costa Rican Docks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (April 29, 2010) — This morning, Costa Rica’s docks in Limón erupted in chaos involving police, union members and a reported 10,000 civilians, following a campaign by the Oscar Arias-led Costa Rican government to usurp the workers’ democratically elected leadership and eliminate the SINTRAJAP longshore union.

Twenty-five members of the U.S. Congress […]