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.

Economist says claims of damages to agriculture exports are 'way overblown'

In a Journal of Commerce article called ”Debate erupts over damage to ag exports from the West Coast labor standoff”:

There is no question that exports are being hurt due to port delays stemming from the months-long, acrimonious and still-unresolved negotiations between West Coast dockworkers and management. The media have been filled since late […]


College fulfilled longshoreman’s dream

Henry Hansen, ILWU Local 12 longshoreman in undated photo. Local 12 was instrumental in creating the local community college, providing funding and countless volunteer hours to collect more than 10,000 signatures.

When Southwestern Oregon Community College christened Henry Hansen Union Square this spring, it honored not only a longshoreman who championed the creation of […]