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Farmworkers in Washington fight for a contract; urge boycott until they get one

It has been a contentious summer in the Sate of Washington’s Skagit Valley.

Farmworkers at the Sakuma Brothers berry farm have walked of the job three times to protest unfair production quotas that adversely affect their pay and safety and health conditions. 530 more words

Commemorating Portland's Bloody Wednesday

Longshore Workers, Historians, and the Community Remember How Pier Park’s Trees Saved the Lives of Strikers from Police Bullets

PORTLAND — Pier Park in St. Johns is typically a destination for disc golfers on a sunny Saturday afternoon, but on July 11th seventy-five people turned out to the park for a guided historical walking tour commemorating Portland’s “Bloody Wednesday.” Eighty-one years ago on this day Portland police fired upon unarmed strikers during the 1934 Maritime Strike wounding four men, hitting several trees, and infuriating the general public.

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West Coast Dockworkers Union Ratifies 5-Year Contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract. 318 more words


May Day Greetings to ILWU Local 10

On May 1, 2015, Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) shut down the Port of Oakland, California and led a May Day march to “Stop Police Terror.” CSWP sent the following message of solidarity to Local 10. 255 more words



The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, composed of a handful of retired workers, some actually from the ILWU, convened a well-attended meeting (mostly by long term leftists) in SF on Tuesday, March 31st, at the church across the street from ILWU HQ. 3,520 more words


ILWU delegates recommend ratification of tentative agreement

ILWU caucus delegates voted on April 3 to recommend that union members ratify a tentative agreement that the union’s negotiating team and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) negotiated in February. 747 more words