Josh Williams, the longtime ILWU member and pensioner who created and led Local 10’s famous Drill Team for 50 years, passed on June 3 at the age of 83. Like many African-Americans of his generation, Williams’ family was based in the south. His father was a sharecropper and Josh remembered working in the fields with […]
Top honors: Longtime Local 10 member and active pensioner Josh Williams was honored for founding and leading the famous ILWU Drill Team. Local 10 Drill Team members rolled out the red carpet to honor their longtime leader, “Captain Josh,” with a surprise party on April 30th that celebrated the Team’s 50th Anniversary. Captain Josh was […]
ILWU Drill Team rallied the crowd in Oakland today. ILWU (Longshoremen) shut down ALL ports in the SF Bay Area to show solidarity and protest the murder of Oscar Grant by a BART (subway) police officer, Johannes Mehserle on 1/1/09. Mehserle was convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter, a far lesser charge than Murder 1, what he […]
iamoscargrant.org The ILWU shut down all bay area ports on October 23, 2010 and took part in a rally near Oakland City Hall More videos http www.ilwu.org www.csmonitor.com Video Rating: 3 / 5
Local 10 Drill Team members going from at ease to attention, marching, sliding, turning on a dance step and doing a freeze finish.
Local 10 Drill Team members run a close order drill with a signature freeze finish. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Southern California ILWU volunteers come together at the Local 63 (Marine Clerks) hall to learn the moves of the Local 10 Drill Team. Video Rating: 0 / 5 MC Art Almeida introduces keynote speaker John Royal, whose father worked the docks during the 1934 west coast longshore strike that led to the creation of the […]
ILWU Local 10 Drill Team captain and founder Josh Williams introduces Ida Taylor, of the Laides Auxiliary, who is one of the organizers of the newly-formed ILWU Southern California Marching Drill Squad. The squad made its debut at the 2008 Labor Day parade, marching the 1.5-mile route with the world-famous Local 10 Drill Team.
Members of the ILWU Southern California Marching Drill Squad join with their Local 10 counterparts for a joint performance in front of the Local 13 Longshore Dispatch Hall, marking the first appearance of the newly-formed Los Angeles based team. The Local 10 Drill Team has been performing since 1966 and served as the inspiration for […]
Members of the ILWU Southern California Marching Drill Squad sound off by name as they join the ILWU Local 10 Drill Team for a joint performance outside the Local 13 dispatch hall on Labor Day 2008. Video Rating: 5 / 5