International Longshoremen's Association

Even as the AFL-CIO pledges unprecedented solidarity with organizations outside the labor movement, the federation is turning its back on some inside the house of labor.

Dockworkers, the standard-bearers of on-the-job power, are facing stepped-up employer pressure on both coasts.

Rank-and-file longshore workers pushed to reject a contract that top officials negotiated 10 months early, but longshore (ILA) members approved a two-year deal.

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