International Longshoremen's Association
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading “Days of Grace” September 5 and 6: a march in downtown Charleston and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights, and Medicaid.
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.