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  International Longshore and Warehouse Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is a labor union which primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United States, Hawai'i and Alaska.;and also in British Coulumbia Canada it also represents hotel workers in Hawai'i, cannery workers in Alaska and warehouse workers throughout the West.
The union negotiated a groundbreaking agreement in 1960 that permitted the extensive mechanization of the docks, significantly reducing the number of longshore workers in return for generous job guarantees and benefits for those displaced by the changes.
On April 22, 1999, the ILWU won a representation election for the workers at the gigantic Powell's bookstore chain headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/International_Longshore_and_Warehouse_Union   (1645 words)

 International Longshore and Warehouse Union: Testimony of John Tousseau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The ILWU represents longshore workers on the West Coast, warehouse workers in ports and surrounding areas, port guards and a marine division consisting of towboat and barge workers.
The Port of Tacoma points out that the ILWU has "been an important partner in keeping the docks free of drug smuggling" and that the instincts of one longshore worker led to the largest cocaine seizure in the Port's history.
In fact, it must be emphasized, as we have done in the past, that the ILWU will not tolerate criminal activities by our members and we have no knowledge of any member being involved in the international drug trade or conspiracies as described by the Commission.
www.securitymanagement.com /library/tousseau1200.html   (2228 words)

 Ports seek swap for automation - Pacific Maritime Association, International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
As of late last week, the ILWU and the PMA were said to be miles from reaching a settlement on a new three-year contract to replace the one that expired July 1.
Union officials claim the ship companies already have been outsourcing clerk responsibilities to non-union operations, whose employees make as little as $10 per hour, for more than 20 years.
Average annual wages, including overtime, for the 10,500 ILWU members, including 6,000 at the two local ports, are $83,000 for longshoremen, $118,000 for clerks and $158,000 for foremen.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m5072/is_28_24/ai_91092608   (935 words)

 International Longshore and Warehouse Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
As President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing 60,000 workers in the United States and Canada, I am writing to express our views on the work of the President's Commission on Seaport Security.
It was as simple as that - the ILWU refused to participate in the dark agenda of the McCarthy era.
The members of the longshore division have a history of taking it upon themselves to remedy the unfair treatment of just one worker including work stoppages along the entire Coast.
www.securitymanagement.com /library/mcwilliams1200.html   (890 words)

 People's Weekly World - The ILWU longshore contract by the numbers
The longshore workers who load and unload the cargo ships on the West Coast are locked in a struggle for a new contract.
Their union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), is under attack by the employers, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which wants to cut benefits, undermine the union hiring hall and outsource jobs to non-union, low-wage states and other countries.
If they can defeat the union, they would be in a position to get other states and cities to compete against each other, offering the lowest wages and the biggest kickbacks in the form of corporate subsidies.
www.pww.org /article/articleprint/1614   (748 words)

 Canadian Federal Labour Standards Review - Submission: International Longshore and Warehouse Union - Canada, Grain ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
ILWU - Canada represents working people who are engaged in Canada’s West Coast long shoring, freight handling and maritime sector.
ILWU - Canada and GSU urge the re-establishment of the Department of Labour as a stand-alone department of the federal government with its own budget, its own minister, and a clear mandate to oversee the administration and development of labour legislation.
ILWU - Canada and GSU members have direct experience with employers who have dramatically reduced their work forces on a provincial or pan-provincial basis by as much as 50 (fifty) per cent over a four (4) year period without ever being required to adhere to the group termination provisions of the Code.
www.fls-ntf.gc.ca /en/sub_fb_16.asp   (2918 words)

 International Longshore & Warehouse Union - Local 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Union after union voted to strike in sympathy with the maritime workers; the Labor Council culminated the solidarity efforts by declaring a general strike for July 16.
During the ILWU’s 12 year affiliation the union spread it’s wings, organized warehouse, cannery and produce workers, and embarked on it’s “March Inland” to cities as far east as Chicago and Cleveland, and as far south as New Orleans.
Retiring from the ILWU in 1977 on a longshore pension, Bridges new paths as the vice president of the California Congress of Seniors and became a formidable lobbyist for senior citizens.
www.ilwu10.org /history/harry_bridges.asp   (3014 words)

The Union alleges that Hugo Neu-Proler maintains open piles of scrap metal near the water’s edge, and that fine metal dust and nonmetallic shredder residue from these piles are blown into the waters of the harbor.
Additionally, the Union contends that the Regional Water Board has not, to date, required Hugo Neu-Proler to investigate and clean up sediments and water adjacent to Piers 210 and 211 that were polluted due to the company’s past scrap metal activities.
Given the gravity of the Union’s allegations and the fact that they are vigorously disputed by Hugo Neu-Proler, the Board does not believe that dismissal of the petition is appropriate.
www.swrcb.ca.gov /resdec/wqorders/1999/wqo99-03.html   (1420 words)

 People's Weekly World - West Coast Longshore maps fightback
SAN FRANCISCO — The longshore division of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which met here on May 5-9, made it clear that dockers are not resting on the laurels of the recent contract victory against their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).
Longshore officers emphasized that the PMA initiated an anti-union public relations attack in the media and brought in the West Coast Waterfront Coalition of retailers to lobby legislators against the ILWU at the state and federal level, practices not used in negotiations before.
High up in that new ILWU game plan is the proposal to build up the union’s Political Action Fund, to beef up docker presence in Washington, D.C., and to intensify involvement in local politics and the 2004 elections.
www.pww.org /article/articleprint/3488   (723 words)

 [344 NLRB No. 22] International Transportation Service, 21-CA-34968
She might confer with marine operations as to the number of employees they had requested be dispatched, with the union dispatch hall, and with the foreman on the particular job to determine whether the foreman had inadvertently left a name off the log.
For where union activity is involved, the protection afforded by Section 7 is absolute and not contingent on a showing that the victim of coercion had made or intended to make common cause with other employees.
While the matter before the undersigned is obviously not an 8(b)(7)(C) case against the Union, the Respondent continues to suggest that the OCU’s picketing on February 5 was a violation of that Section of the Act.
www.nlrb.gov /nlrb/shared_files/decisions/344/344-22.htm   (10936 words)

 McCabe Hamilton & Renny Company, Ltd. v. Chung   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In each proceeding, Chung's union, Applicant Intervenor International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142, AFL-CIO (the Union), filed a motion for leave to intervene and a motion to dissolve the TRO entered in the proceeding.
On March 21, 2000, the Union filed both a motion to intervene in the civil proceeding and a motion to dissolve the TRO and to dismiss the motion for a preliminary injunction.
Were we to conclude on the merits that the Union should have been granted leave to intervene, we would be in the surreal position of granting the Union leave to intervene in proceedings that no longer exist.
www.hawaii.gov /jud/ica23176.htm   (6424 words)

 International Longshore & Warehouse Union - Local 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The demands were very simple: a union controlled hiring hall that would end all forms of favoritism.
Finally in may of 1934 both the longshore and seafaring unions voted to go on strike.
Meanwhile, further south on the Embarcadero at Piers 38 and 40, trucks from Atlas were being loaded with cargo by scab workers, destined fort a nearby warehouse.
www.ilwu10.org /history/bloody_thursday.asp   (1083 words)

 PMA Lockout: A Declaration of War on Labor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
ILWU members, who have thrown up picket lines at the cargo terminals and docks, express a keen awareness that the PMA’s lockout is a union-busting assault.
ILWU picketers voiced their resolve to make sure this kind of back-stabbing stops and that their lines — in a fight that affects all of labor in the clearest way — will be respected.
Longshore workers are standing today on the front lines of the defense of the entire working class.
www.internationalist.org /ilwulockout1002.html   (2366 words)

 The Honolulu Advertiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The ILWU negotiating committee listens to Eusebio Lapenia, Local 42 president, explain to reporters where the union stands on longshore talks.
Hawaii longshore officials are seeking authorization to call strike, which could throw the state into economic turmoil.
The negotiators of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are asking workers for the power to call a strike.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /1999/Oct/17   (340 words)

 The Honolulu Advertiser | Celebrating 150 Years
The union weathered long and difficult strikes on plantations and on the docks, but the ILWU prevailed to become a strong force for decades.
By 1941, the ILWU was doing well, with Hawai'i organizers forging strong working ties with the powerful parent union on the Mainland.
The ILWU prevailed despite relentless Red-baiting by Honolulu newspapers that called the union leaders communist agents of the Soviet Union.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /150/sesq3longshoreunion   (374 words)

 Longshore union blames owners for port backlog / Letter to feds refutes charges by management
The West Coast dockworkers' union said Tuesday that a decline in productivity on the waterfront is due to mismanagement by an association of shipping lines and terminal operators, and not a worker slowdown.
The union made its case in a letter to the Department of Justice, which had requested a response to an allegation of a slowdown made by the owners' group, the Pacific Maritime Association.
Under the Taft-Hartley injunction, the ILWU members are required to work "at a normal and reasonable rate of speed." Anything less could result in a finding of contempt of court.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/10/30/BU153981.DTL   (604 words)

 AFL-CIO Weblog
Unions are working to build a world economy that benefits workers everywhere and protects the environment, dozens of international union leaders said at a conference on sustainable development at Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute.
Trade union members from across the world took time out from the U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development summit to meet with U.S. union members and discuss international labor’s role in creating new jobs, protecting our environment and producing energy alternatives.
While the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents West Coast port workers, supports efforts to make our ports more secure, the union is concerned the security plan has not been completely thought through, says ILWU Communications Director Steve Stallone.
blog.aflcio.org /?tag=International+Longshore+and+Warehouse+Union   (1315 words)

 West Coast longshore union won't return to table - Jul. 26, 2002
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union officials insists the move is because of a need for a break after weeks of talks before and after the July 1 contract expiration.
The union, which represents 10,500 longshore workers and clerks, has said it won't return to negotiating table until Aug. 13.
The union also announced that its delegates had authorized its negotiating committee to seek a strike authorization vote by membership, rather than having to have the more than 80 delegates reconvene to seek such authority.
money.cnn.com /2002/07/26/news/longshore/index.htm   (757 words)

 Dock strike doesn't appear imminent, even if talks fail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The longshoremen contract is poised to expire in four days and negotiators appear far from a settlement, leading dockworkers to press their demands in rallies throughout the West Coast yesterday.
After weeks of negotiations, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union says employers proposed freezing wages for three years, slashing benefits and gutting the arbitration process.
Bill Greenhalgh cooks oysters for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union rally at Terminal 25 yesterday on the Seattle waterfront.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /business/76420_longshore28.shtml   (635 words)

 Remar Statement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Port and related workers, and their unions, are top stakeholders in the security and welfare of U.S. ports for the simple, yet compelling reason that their personal lives and livelihoods are at stake with respect to the threat of terrorism.
Furthermore, port and related workers and their unions are top stakeholders in the security and welfare of U.S. ports for the simple, yet compelling reason that their personal lives and livelihoods are at stake with respect to the threat of terrorism.
In short, port workers and their unions must be treated as critical team players, not observers or outsiders, in the development of port security.
www.house.gov /transportation/cgmt/07-22-03/remar.html   (6114 words)

 Can the powerful ports union be weakened? - International Longshore and Warehouse Union - Brief Article Los Angeles ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The 10,500-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which for 68 years has controlled all labor activities at West Coast ports, is so overtly powerful and potentially crippling that many in the industry would no doubt love to see it go away.
The ILWU's collective bargaining power was already temporarily stripped on Oct. 8 when President Bush invoked the Taft-Hartley Act, ending a 10-port shutdown staged by the Pacific Maritime Association, the ship companies' bargaining arm, which was responding to work slowdowns staged by dock-workers.
Should the ILWU retaliate after the expiration of the Taft-Hartley period with a prolonged strike - or merely a continued refusal to adhere to PMA's demands - Congress could pass leg islation dividing the union into separate bar gaining units for each of the 29 ports.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m5072/is_42_24/ai_93918655   (899 words)

 Strike next step for Longshore Union - Jun. 27, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The current contract expires Monday, and union officials say there has been little progress since negotiations began in May. A strike, or employee lockout, would slow goods from Asia to a trickle and ripple through the nation's economy.
The contract between the Pacific Maritime Association and 10,500 West Coast Longshore Union members controls the flow of goods through all America's 29 major Pacific ports.
Union spokesman Steve Stallone said the key issues were salaries and benefits.
money.cnn.com /2002/06/27/news/longshoremen.ap/index.htm   (362 words)

 This is the unofficial website of ILWU Local 19 Seattle Washington
Local 19 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Consists of approximately 500 Class "A" registered Local 19 members and 300 Class "B" ILWU International members and hundreds of non-registered men and women who are committed to make Seattle a
On September 16, 1937, Local 19 received its charter to become part of the "International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union" also known as the "ILWU." it is one of numerous labor unions located in Washington State.
Local 19 is part of the Longshore Division of the ILWU.
www.ilwu19.com   (157 words)

 Compromise clinched longshore union deal
Under the tentative agreement, a 35-year member of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will retire with a pension of $63,000, compared with $39,900 under the terms of the contract that expired in June.
It now goes to a ILWU caucus which is expected to approve it and forward it to the 10, 500 members for their vote, perhaps in early January.
In the end the union is likely to receive increases in three areas it identified as priorities as early as last January: health care, pension and jurisdiction over certain positions the employers would like to have kept free of the union.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2002/11/26/BU205709.DTL   (598 words)

 Oster v. International Longshore & Warehouse Union Ruling
It is alleged that on March 8, 1994, the Union President, David Crain (now deceased), telephoned Norsk Pacific to refer the Complainant for the position as a cook/deckhand, but was told that she was not acceptable as a referral because the vessel in question did not have separate sleeping accommodations for women.
Engler is President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (Marine Section) Local 400 ("Longshore") in the City of Vancouver.
The Longshore were advised by the Commission that pursuant to Section 41(e) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Commission had resolved to deal with the complaint because the Complainant contacted the Commission in time, but only filed a complaint against the employer.
www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca /search/view_html.asp?doid=309&lg=_e&isruling=1   (1775 words)

With the Seattle action, we fired up the general public's consciousness, and now international trade and globalization are political issues that are publicly debated in places they never were before.
We in the ILWU and in the labor movement as a whole know we are no better off than the least advantaged.
The masters of international capital should be held accountable for the devastation they have wrought.
www.owcinfo.org /owcnews/ilwu.htm   (1285 words)

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