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Which Way For the ILWU – Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm

Which way for the ILWU-

Militant Unionism or Business Unionism?

 
– Hear ILWU Longshore Activists Speak on the Recent Longshore Contract Negotiations
– Open Discussion on the Tentative Agreement 
–Longshore Members & Caucus delegates invited (EVERYONE IS WELCOME!)
 
WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 31 @ 7PM
WHERE: 1187 Franklin St., SF (across the street from ILWU International Headquarters)

 

 
The ILWU has a proud history of class struggle and the fight for democratic principles codified in the Ten Guiding Principles of the ILWU. Today ILWU officials flaunt these union principles, using top down control to direct longshore workers to cross picket lines and keep contract negotiations secret while the PMA gives the contract to the maritime employers’ Journal Of Commerce. This contract gives employers a free hand to automate without counter demands of shorter shifts tied to wage increases and follows on the tail of the concessionary grain contracts at EGT and the Northwest Grain agreements. Left unchecked, it will gut ILWU’s coastwide power and bury arguably the last militant union in the United States.

 

Speakers:
- Anthony Leviege, activist member ILWU Local 10
- Stacey Rodgers, Executive Board member ILWU Local 10
- Jack Mulcahy*, member ILWU Local 8 Portland, grain negotiator
- Dan Coffman*, former president of Longview ILWU Local 21
- Howard Keylor, retired member of ILWU Local 10, an organizer of the historic 1984 longshore anti-apartheid strike
- Jack Heyman, retired member of ILWU Local 10, organizer of militant port actions
* speaking by skype
 
 
Organized by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee (www.transportworkers.org)

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