Tensions Escalate in Washington Port Union Battle Over Jobs

    To say that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is a militant union would be something of an understatement. Following the deadly 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike (of which the ILWU still commemorates ‘Bloody Thursday‘), the longshoremen’s union (originally part of the International Longshoremen’s Association) has controlled the West Coast ports for nearly 80 years and its militancy continues to this day. In Washington state the ILWU | Read More »

    Tensions Escalate in Washington Port Union Battle Over Jobs

    To say that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is a militant union would be something of an understatement. Following the deadly 1934 West Coast Waterfront Strike (of which the ILWU still commemorates ‘Bloody Thursday‘), the longshoremen’s union (originally part of the International Longshoremen’s Association) has controlled the West Coast ports for nearly 80 years and its militancy continues to this day. In Washington state the ILWU | Read More »