The ILWU has personally thanked the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and President Paddy Crumlin after workers overwhelmingly approved the first labor contract ever at the Pacific Beach Hotel, ending 10 years of labor strife that wound up in the courts.Read more
Four hundred and fifty office clerical workers ended their one-week strike to secure good jobs for working families in the harbor community by winning new protections that will help prevent jobs from being outsourced to Texas, Taiwan and beyond.Read more
A court in Washington state has handed down its verdict against highly respected International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) International President Robert McEllrath regarding a protest to stop a train carrying grain destined for the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview which was refusing to honor ILWU jurisdiction in September 2011.Read more
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) President Paddy Crumlin has attended a high level meeting on September 12 in Washington with prominent United States union leaders on the topic of automation.Read more
MUA National Secretary and ITF President Paddy Crumlin is to hold a high level meeting in early September in Washington with prominent union leaders on the topic of automation. Crumlin will meet with ILA President Harold Daggett, ILWU President Bob McEllrath, and ITF Maritime Coordinator Steve Cotton.Read more
After two days of trial for a simple misdemeanor, six Cowlitz County jurors Friday could not reach a verdict on the charges of obstructing a train against the ILWU's International President, Robert McEllrath.
McEllrath is the latest in a long line of workers prosecuted by Cowlitz County for labor demonstrations last summer; Local small business owner says County law enforcement should close chapter and focus legal resources on more serious crimes.Read more
The Maritime Union of Australia is standing in solidarity with the Longview Dockers in the United States who were detained by police for protesting against job losses.Read more