International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union represents longshoremen at all the West Coast ports, including the ports Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle. Its last two contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers, caused widespread congestion, disruption and cargo diversion.

David Arian.
03 Jan 2019
David Arian, a former international president of the ILWU and more recently Port of Los Angeles harbor commissioner, was a committed activist for workers’ rights and community causes. He died Wednesday at age 72.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Oct 2018
The new ILWU president and his team are certified and now face the challenge of rebuilding the image of West Coast ports for labor reliability, as BCOs still remember the labor disruptions of 2002 and 2014-2015.
Port of Oakland.
19 Sep 2018
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union declined comment, and there has been no public announcement on the details of the challenges, but the union’s constitution is clear on the multistep process that will unfold over the next two months.
Port of Vancouver, Canada.
06 Sep 2018
“With the assistance of federal mediators, GCT Canada and ILWU Local 502 reached a tentative five-year collective bargaining agreement,” the terminal operator stated in a release on Thursday.
Port of Seattle.
22 Aug 2018
Western Washington members of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 302, are engaged in a contract dispute with a construction industry employer performing general construction work throughout the region.
Port of Los Angeles.
23 Jul 2018
The two candidates standing for election appear to have identified the correct formula concerning two leadership factors.
14 Dec 2017
Pacific Maritime Association president Jim McKenna said there is a realization among the ILWU leadership and rank and file that, “The perception of the ports, the credibility of the ports, means jobs.”
21 Nov 2017
Success at organizing superintendents at APL and Pasha terminals has International Longshore and Warehouse Union looking forward to another victory.
05 Oct 2017
BCOs will experience new dynamics that could affect cargo-handling at terminals where supervisors are organized by the ILWU.
30 Sep 2017
Cargo-handling resumed and truck gates reopened at one of the largest container terminals in Southern California at the height of the peak-shipping season.
29 Sep 2017
Management and labor throughout the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex consider these developments to be of extreme importance because the ILWU is negotiating the first-ever contract for supervisors.
28 Sep 2017
ILWU Local 63 in Southern California shuts down APL terminal as it negotiates contract for newly organized superintendents.
26 Aug 2017
Oakland terminals get full complement of workers Saturday after ILWU Local 10 counter-demonstration is called off
25 Aug 2017
Six container ships, an auto carrier, and a cruise ship are due to be worked on Saturday.
24 Aug 2017
ILWU Local 10 will protest at conservative group's rally Saturday, but cargo-handling at Port of Oakland is expected to proceed as usual.
24 Aug 2017
Arbitrator hearing to be held Wednesday involving ILWU picket line at Pasha terminal, where newly organized supervisors are negotiating a contract.
10 Aug 2017
Will the vote be remembered as a narrow, ultimately inconsequential act, or a turning point premised on a message to the union leadership that something needs to change?
31 Jul 2017
No date has been set for the start of bargaining on a coastwide ILA contract.
28 Jul 2017
The subject of a contract extension was first raised in March 2015 at the JOC’s annual TPM Conference.
27 Jul 2017
Portland will have a better idea of the types of container business it can attract back to the port by year-end.
06 Jul 2017
The superintendent organizing efforts come at a sensitive time for the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.
19 Jun 2017
ILWU expected to vote on contract extension after local informational meetings are completed.
06 Jun 2017
Portland has been without weekly container services since 2015.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
28 Apr 2017
ILWU caucus Friday votes to take PMA proposal for a contract extension to a vote by the rank and file.
24 Mar 2017
The same legislation was introduced once before without ever making it out of the Senate.
10 Mar 2017
Employers and ILWU representatives discussed a contract extension most recently in early March.
Lonhshoremen.
07 Feb 2017
Cargo-handling at Los Angeles and Long Beach could be compromised without an infusion of new workers.
23 Jan 2017
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are moving aggressively to ensure there will be enough dockworkers to handle cargo in the largest US port complex.