On Tuesday, March 4, workers from Puerto Cortés in Honduras who are union members belonging to the “Sindicato Gremial de Trabajadores del Muelle” (SGTM), established a picket line in front of ICTSI’s Oregon’s operation at Terminal 6 in Portland. SGTM workers held picket signs that read, “S.G.T.M. LOCKED OUT ICTSI” and stated that they are […]
Early apartheid protest: In 1962 Local 10 longshoreman refused to cross a community picket line of activists from the American Committee on Africa who were protesting a ship containing South African goods. Photo courtesy of ILWU Library and Archives Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize winner, former political […]
Photo by David Bacon Local 10 activist Leo Robinson passed away on January 14th at the age of 75, leaving behind a legacy of passionate advocacy for his union, for the working class, the struggle against racism and the battle to end Apartheid in South Africa.Robinson was outspoken and not afraid of controversy. He frequently […]
Rite Aid rally Rite Aid workers at the company’s massive Southwest Distribution Center in Lancaster, Calif., declared victory on May 1 in their five-year effort to form a union and improve working conditions. Workers signed a three-year tentative contract with management—subject to a May 12 membership ratification vote—that will improve conditions at the million-square-foot facility […]
Rally at 237th and Broadway in the Bronx at the gate of the Stella D’Oro factory. Labor, community and the left united to move the struggle to a higher level. An injury to one is an injury to all. When Stella D’Oro workers win, we will all win.
Lack of statistics, detailed information make estimates uncertain Peter T. Leach Maritime The Journal of Commerce Online Maritime