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ILWU eboard Vancouver BC statement on Donald Trump

ILWU eboard Vancouver BC statement on Donald Trump
International Longshore and Warehouse Union International Executive Board Vancouver, British Columbia August 17 – 18, 2017 STATEMENT OF POLICY ON DONALD TRUMP President Trump’s reaction to the protests and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is so unacceptable, so beyond the bounds of human decency, and so revealing that it calls into question his suitability to continue as President of the United... Read More

ILWU local 10 passes resolution condemning neo-nazis

ILWU local 10 passes resolution condemning neo-nazis
ALL OUT to shut down the alt-right and white supremacists in SF on Sat. August 26 and Berkeley on Sun. August 27. International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU Local 10) SHUTTING DOWN THE PORT and marching to stop racist and fascist intimidation: Motion to Stop the Fascists in San Francisco Whereas, the fascists, the KKK, Nazis and other white supremacists... Read More

More drivel from the carpenters union leadership

More drivel from the carpenters union leadership
Originally published on The Oakland Socialist July 2, 2017 Article and captions written by John Reimann Just got the newest rag of the Northern California Council of Carpenters (the word “Union” is mysteriously absent). Some more thinking from those brilliant minds. On page 3 is the usual drivel from the Council executive secretary, Bobby Alvarado. It’s titled “Mastering new technology... Read More

In Nashville, A Strike Wave of Non-Union Latino Construction Workers Grows

In Nashville, A Strike Wave of Non-Union Latino Construction Workers Grows
Comments by John Reiman: “Interesting. What a perfect example of the opportunity for the carpenters union to organize, but consider past experience: Back in the late 90s the union leadership in N. California started a campaign in the housing industry in the central valley. They called it “Valley Storm” (which in itself shows the leadership’s narrow, chauvinist attitude). There was... Read More

The Struggle against Labor’s Hierarchy. Will the Left Participate?

The Struggle against Labor’s Hierarchy. Will the Left Participate?
The following article is by Richard Mellor republished from Facts for Working People, originally published February 26,2017. It is being republished on Thecontrolline.com with permission. By Richard Mellor Afscme Local 444, retired Those who regularly read this blog are familiar with the term “The Dog That Doesn’t Bark” that we tend to use when talking about the leadership of organized... Read More

So-called lefts who cover for the union bureaucracy who refuse to fight the bosses.

So-called lefts who cover for the union bureaucracy who refuse to fight the bosses.
The following article by Sean O’Torain republished from Facts for Working People, originally published February 26,2017. It is being republished on Thecontrolline.com with permission. Sean O’Torain. Labor Notes, the magazine which writes about some aspects of the life of the trade union movement published a couple of letters in its last issue that were written by labor officials and addressed... Read More

Pacific Northwest Carpenters passes resolution against fascist and hate groups:

Pacific Northwest Carpenters passes resolution against fascist and hate groups:
From the council website: “At the February quarterly meeting, the duly elected delegates of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters adopted a formal resolution against racist and fascist hate groups. Please see the attached for the full resolution.” PDF: Anti-white-nationalism-resolution-Feb-2017 Read More