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We Need The Community & Longshore Workers ILWU10: Trent Willis
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Tuesday Mar 17th, 2020 9:56 AM
Trent Willis, ILWU Local 10 president reported from the docks next to the Grand Princess about the attempted dangerous removal of contaminated waste from the Grand Princess on the docks and through Oakland and the East Bay Community
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ILWU Local 10 Trent Willis Report On The Threat To Longshore Union Members & Community From Waste From Grand Princess
https://www.facebook.com/trent.willis.984/videos/10219132844063442/


ILWU Local 10 Trent Willis on KPFA Hard Knock
https://www.mixcloud.com/…/hkr-intv-w-trent-willis-covid-…/…
HKR 03-16-20: We speak w/Trent Willis President of ILWU Local 10 (Longshoremen) about the Grand Princess docked in West Oakland and the danger it's causing around the issue of COVID-19. He talks about workers not being able to get tested and the PMA wanting to truck contaminated trash through west Oakland..


ILWU Local 10 & 34 Victory Halting Grand Princess Waste Removal Contaminating Workers & Community

https://youtu.be/Yw0XS-3-s4U
ILWU Local 10 & 34 were successful on 3/15/20 in stopping the transfer of Covid-19 contaminated waste from the Grand
Princess to the docks and through Oakland and the East Bay. They held a press conference on the pier where
the ship was docked. Trent Willis, president of ILWU Local 10 stated that the companies had promised that the
waste would be put on barge next to the ship rather than be brought on the docks which might contaminate the
port, Oakland and the East Bay community.
Additionally longshore were angry that they. have not had proper health and safety protection while at work.
Steve Zeltzer of United Public Workers For Action reported that Cal-OSHA has been missing in action and
there was only one doctor and one nurse for the 19 million workers of California.
While the press conference was taking place, the companies told the truck drivers that they would not be
carrying the contaminated waste off the docks.
Also, Terry Valen who is president of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) also discussed
the conditions of the crew and reported that communication with them had been inhibited by the government.
Additional media:
Don't Ship Grand Princess Contaminated Waste Through Oakland Say ILWU Defend Workers & Community
https://youtu.be/OPuqDBiU-3w
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All: ILWU & Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & All
Workers Health and Safety Rights
https://youtu.be/VBNx0ZxIGiY
"Prisoners On The Grand Princess Petri Dish” Will The Crew Be Quarantined To Die On The Sea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ZwWb6cieE&t=208s
WorkWeek
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org

"This Is An Absolute Class Struggle" ILWU At Port of Oakland On Port Safety & Grand Princess Crew
https://youtu.be/hyWW2Y-3Lpw
Bay Area ILWU Local 10, 34 and IBU leaders spoke out on the health and safety issues facing maritime workers and the need for the protection of the crew of the contaminated Grand Princess which has docked in the Port of Oakland.
ILWU members said the the employers PMA have refused to provide proper safety protection to defend their members on the docks against the Covid-19 virus.
They also said that they supported the right of the Grand Princess crew to be evacuated and repatriated to their countries. The ship crew have been contaminated and there is only one doctor on the ship. They have also prevented the unions or support organizations to contact them.
Speakers included:
Trent Willis, President of ILWU Local 10
Rickie Cox, Vice President of ILWU. Local 34
Robert Irminger, IBU San Francisco Chair
Additional media:
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All: IWLU/Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & All Workers
https://youtu.be/VBNx0ZxIGiY
"Prisoners On The Grand Princess Petri Dish” Will The Crew Be Quarantined To Die On The Sea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ZwWb6cieE&t=208s
Feds say they will evacuate, quarantine passengers from Grand Princess but not the crew
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/feds-say-they-will-evacuate-quarantine-passengers-from-grand-princess-but-not-the-crew/ar-BB10RZN6
518 Filipinos among the crew members of the Grand Princess
6 Filipinos aboard Grand Princess cruise ship reportedly test positive for COVID-19
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1238166/who-6-filipinos-aboard-grand-princess-cruise-ship-reportedly-test-positive-for-covid-19#ixzz6GOigslZW
Coronavirus, Worker Dangers & Crisis In CA with Dr. Larry Rose Former Medical Director Cal-OSHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8VZ6EuI6kQ
"When Nurses Aren't Safe, Patients Aren't Safe" UCSF NNU-CNA Nurses Rally On Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTbtM_5p9jY
National Nurses United Response To COVID-19
https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/covid-19
UCSF Nurses Say We Are Not Prepared For Ebola! NNU CNA Nurses Demand Mandatory Protocols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIIEnJuMhl4
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org

An Injury To One Is An Injury To All: IWLU & Migrant Organizations Defend Grand Princess Crew & All Workers Health and Safety Rights
https://youtu.be/VBNx0ZxIGiY
ILWU and IBU unionists joined with migrant community activists to call for the repatriation of the Grand Princess crew as well as proper healthcare for port and all US workers. Speakers also reported the Cal-OSHA has only 1 doctor and 1 nurse for 19 million workers and they have not been able to. go on the ship to see what the safety conditions are. There are less that 200 OSHA inspectors for California workers.
Speakers at the event included:
Robert Irminger, Chair of the ILWU Inlandboatmen’s Union Bay Area
Jack Heyman, chair of the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, retired ILWU longshoreman and former Ship Inspector for the International Transport Workers Federation.
Trent Willis, President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 10 representing dockworkers in the port of Oakland and San Francisco.
Ricky Cox, Vice President of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 34 representing ship clerks in the port of Oakland and San Francisco.
Terry Valen
Director, Filipino Community Center
President, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
Jenabi Pareja
Spokesperson, Migrante Norcal
Steve Zeltzer
WorkWeek KPOO, Pacifica Labor Correspondent
Dr. Nayvin Gordon, Medical Advocate for Poor & Working People
The ILWU also reported that the PMA has refused to provide proper protection for their members who work on the port.
This event was sponsored by United Public Workers For Action and
Transport Workers Solidarity Committee.
Additional media:
"Prisoners On The Grand Princess Petri Dish” Will The Crew Be Quarantined To Die On The Sea?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0ZwWb6cieE&t=208s
Feds say they will evacuate, quarantine passengers from Grand Princess but not the crew
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/feds-say-they-will-evacuate-quarantine-passengers-from-grand-princess-but-not-the-crew/ar-BB10RZN6
518 Filipinos among the crew members of the Grand Princess
6 Filipinos aboard Grand Princess cruise ship reportedly test positive for COVID-19
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1238166/who-6-filipinos-aboard-grand-princess-cruise-ship-reportedly-test-positive-for-covid-19#ixzz6GOigslZW
Coronavirus, Worker Dangers & Crisis In CA with Dr. Larry Rose Former Medical Director Cal-OSHA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8VZ6EuI6kQ
"When Nurses Aren't Safe, Patients Aren't Safe" UCSF NNU-CNA Nurses Rally On Coronavirus Pandemic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTbtM_5p9jY
National Nurses United Response To COVID-19
https://www.nationalnursesunited.org/covid-19
UCSF Nurses Say We Are Not Prepared For Ebola! NNU CNA Nurses Demand Mandatory Protocols
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIIEnJuMhl4
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.laborvideo.org
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