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.

The Case Against Short Sea Shipping

Despite the hype and false promises, SSS is an attack on our union jobs

This article was published in the Winter 2010 issue of the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter.

NON-UNION CARGO: Short sea shipping barges on the Duwamish River (shown here) and the Columbia transport cargo loaded by non-union dockworkers.

Most longshore workers, […]

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Significant Coast Arbitrations, 2010

From the Winter 2010 issue of the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter.

C-2-10 (appeal of SCAA-01-2010) This case addressed the contractual limitations on superintendents at marine terminal facilities.

The Coast Arbitrator made the following important determinations: (1) the day-to-day interaction between superintendents and marine clerks is limited contractually as to how superintendents oversee the […]

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The fight for union autonomy and workers’ rights in Latin America

Coast Longshore Division supports dockworkers and their unions

Published in the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter, Winter 2010 issue.

In the past year, the Coast Committee has become increasingly involved in regional solidarity through direct support of dockworkers in Latin America. Latin American dockworkers are seeing the social contracts that they have with their governments systematically […]

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Longshore & Shipping News

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This article was published in the Winter 2010 issue of the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter.

Longshore workers and our jobs are affected by many factors around the world: the economy, the Panama Canal, investments in port infrastructure, privatization of docks, global trade, and much more. Even […]

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Coast Committee: Welcome to the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter

The following article was published in the Winter 2010 issue of the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter.

The Coast Committee of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division: Committeeman Ray Ortiz, Jr. (Local 13), Committeeman Leal Sundet (Local 8), International President Robert McEllrath (Local 4), International Vice President for the Mainland Ray Familathe (Local 13)

If […]

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ILWU Pensioners meeting results in message to Congress: ‘Leave Social Security alone’

This article was published in the Coast Longshore Division Newsletter, Winter 2010. Photos of the PCPA convention by Lewis Wright, ILWU Local 63 pensioner.

Will Social Security be there for all of us when we retire? Has the fund been raided and is now broke? Will we have to wait until we’re 70 before we […]

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