international longshoremen's association
June 15, 2018 -
The workers said their arrests were meant to honor the "Charleston Five" — union members placed under house arrest nearly 20 years ago for taking part in protests to save union jobs at the Port of Charleston.
August 31, 2015 -
Longshore Local 1422 is spearheading "Days of Grace" Sept. 5 and 6, with a march in downtown Charleston, South Carolina and a strategy conference. Themes include policing, wages, union rights, voting rights and Medicaid.
May 29, 2015 -
Why was the killing of an African-American man by a white police officer in a South Carolina city met with such a different response than similar tragedies in the North and Midwest? Camera footage made a difference, but so did the years-long building of a community of resistance.
January 11, 2013 -
The new year promises lots of action on the labor front -- and as always in the South, it comes with heavy baggage from the past.
January 2, 2013 -
Walmart founder Sam Walton admitted in his autobiography that he was too "chintzy" to pay his employees well, and the corporate culture he created is taking a heavy toll on workers in the retail supply chain. Will consumers consider the people who make the products they buy?
December 20, 2012 -
Members of the International Longshoremen's Association honored a picket line at the Port of Charleston that was protesting the arrival of a ship bearing Walmart clothing made at a Bangladesh factory where over 100 workers died in a November fire. Dozens of truck drivers and other workers also turned around after learning of the work stoppage.
December 13, 2012 -
The fire that killed 112 workers last month in a Bangladesh garment factory has sparked protests and brought scrutiny to retailers including Arkansas-based Walmart, which is embroiled in labor unrest back home.