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The Survival of the ILWU at Stake! Interview With Retired ILWU Local 10 Member Jack Heyman
by WorkWeek
Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
WorkWeek on KPOO looks at the recent article by Jack Heyman about the survival of the ILWU. Jack Heyman who is retired Executive Board member of ILWU Local 10 discusses the history of the ILWU and the present attacks including a $93 million judgement against the union, the threatened privatization and destruction of the Port of Oakland and total automation of most longshore jobs.
The Survival of the ILWU at Stake! Interview With Retired ILWU Local 10 Member Jack Heyman

WorkWeek interviews retired ILWU Local 10 longshoreman Jack Heyman about the dangers facing the ILWU and the fight for survival. He looks at the US Federal $93 million against the ILWU, the privatization of. the Port of Oakland threatening longshore and maritime jobs as well the full automation of the port.

He discusses how workers action on the docks has historically been the way that the ILWU has defended their union. Today according to Heyman the ILWU leadership is putting their hope in a US Federal judge and has launched no political or education campaign to unite the entire labor movement about this dangerous attack.

Additional media:
The Survival of the ILWU at Stake!

Automation, Union Busting & The Attacks On MUA Wharfies & Dockers Worldwide

Jack Heyman On The Lessons Of The ILWU Local 21 Longview Fight

The ILWU, Automation, Longshore Workers & The 8 Year Contract

The War At the Port Of Longview, Washington And the ILWU

Lessons From the ILWU Battle Against EGT in Longview And the Struggle Ahead-TWSC Forum

Militant Trade Unionism Or Business Unionism In ILWU?


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§Jack Heyman At KPFA Opposes The Corporatization of The Station
by WorkWeek Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
Retired ILWU member Jack Heyman is opposing the removal of WorkWeek radio and the corporatization of KPFA and Pacifica by the present management of the station.
§ILWU General Strike In 1934 Changed Face Of Labor Movement
by WorkWeek Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
The ILWU helped lead the 1934 general strike in San Francisco which was part of a west coast maritime strike. Heyman argues that the same kind of actions are needed now to defend the labor movement.
§ILWU Local 21 Longview Women On Picket Line
by WorkWeek Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
Heyman talks about the role of ILWU women and family members who joined the picket line in Longview Washington to win their strike.
§ILWU Local 10 Defended Attacks On Rincon Annex Murals
by WorkWeek Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
ILWU Local 10 organized a rightwing attack on the Rincon Annex murals in the 1950's. Reactionaries attacked the murals as communist propaganda. The ILWU today is also defending the Victor Arnautoff murals at George Washington High which the San Francisco School Board has voted to spend $800,000 to cover-up.
§Rally At Port Of Oakland
by WorkWeek Friday Feb 14th, 2020 12:13 PM
John Fisher, billionaire owner of the A's, the KIPP charter chain and the GAP corporation wants to privatize the Port of Oakland for a new A's stadium using tax money to pay for the infrastructure. This development with 3,000 condos and a hotel would destroy the working port and wipe out ILWU Local 10 and other maritime unions at the working port.

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