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ILWU Local 502 presents, The Docker Podcast! Labor related news and discussions. ***ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE THE OPINIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT ANY OFFICIAL OPINION OF THE ILWU, ANY AFFILIATED LOCALS, OR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS. ALL UNION BRANDING IS USED WITH PERMISSION***
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Jul 21, 2017

We could recored 100 episodes talking with the MUA's Mick Doleman with all his stories and accomplishments as a activist and trade union leader and all 100 would be great. This time we got something different. Brother Doleman took the time to tell us a story that very few had ever heard up until a year ago. Listen as Mick tells us the emotional story of the sinking of the Blythe Star, a story of survival and loss, that lead to industry change that would to save sailors's lives.

Jul 17, 2017

We first met Sara Maguire at ILWU Canada's first Youth Conference. At the time she was a National Youth Delegate for the MUA and we just casuals in our union, long before this podcast existed. We sit down to catch up as see how far we have come.

Jul 13, 2017

Adam Tylski from the union Solidarnosc joins us to talk about organizing dockers in Poland.

Jul 10, 2017

Mike and Dan sit with returning guests, ILWU 400's Terry Engler and the MUA's Ian Bray. We discuss some of the similarities between the laws and trade deals that attack Canadian and Australian cabotage. 

Jul 6, 2017

A North Range Invasion! Retuning guests Torben Seebold, Mark Loridan, Niek Stam and Monique Verbeeck talk with us about taxing robots and defining automation.

Jul 4, 2017

Unite the union's Steve Biggs and Nik Rrogocki joins us to talk about the ITF, The Global Alliance, and DP World.

Jun 28, 2017

Joulene, Ryan, Zack, Dan, Steph, and Leith sat down to reflect on the LAWCHA 2017 conference, the Ten Guiding Principles, Black Lives Matter, indigenous rights, the ILWU's opposition to Japanese internment, and LAWCHA's invaluable contribution to the labor movement and study of working class history.
The Labor and Working-Class History Association (LAWCHA) is an organization of labor scholars, teachers, and activists working to promote the teaching and learning of labor history in public schools, universities, and union halls. This year's annual conference was held in Seattle at the University of Washington. See www.lawcha.org for more info and thanks to Connor Casey

Jun 22, 2017

A day after her presentation on gender segregation in lashing, ILWU Local 502's Jessica Isbister sat with us to talk about her story about being a women working as a ILWU Longshoremen.

Jun 17, 2017

live from the ITF Meetings in Cape Town, we sit with Peter Lahay, Daniel Tremblay, and Christian Roos and talk about the ITF Regain Lashing Campaign, and how dockers in Montreal aren't just supporting the campaign, but joining to regain their own lashing.

Jun 12, 2017

As the rolling strikes continue on Spanish docks, we sit and talk with Jorge Garcia Faerna, General Secretary of FSC-CCOO in Spain. Jorge gives us the whole story on what struggles are being faced by Spanish dockers.

Jun 8, 2017

The Dans wrap up the Co-recordings from the MAU WA branch conference with two leaders who are not afraid to make big changes. Christy Cain (MUA) and Mick Buchan talk walk with us about the weeks proceedings and the future of these great unions as they go forward with the merger.

Jun 5, 2017

The Dans start with talking with Troy Grey, General Secretary for the ETU and there dispute with CUB witch disrupted the flow of something both Australians and Canadians feel strongly about,......BEER!. Then retuning to the show from the MUA National office Will Tracy and Ian Bray. They talk with us about the importance of political action and some of the MUA successes in political action.

Jun 4, 2017

Live from Cape Town Ray Familathe, Torben Seebold, Jorge Garcia Faerna, Paddy Crumlin, and the entire ITF Dockers section have a message for the Spanish government.  

May 29, 2017

In this episode we continue our co-recored episodes with a discussion about safety. The Dans speak with Mick Cross the MUA National Safety Training Officer, and bob Benkesser a OH&S Officer for the WA Branch of the CFMEU. We talk about some of the similarities and differences of our systems and structures that governs safety in our countries.

May 25, 2017

3 sperate conversations with some of the CFMEU's current leaders. First John Setka, then Dave Noonen, and lastly Michel O'Connor.

May 22, 2017

These next two conversations were with two great old timers. Fred Krousert MUA Veteran, and then Joe MacDonald, National press of the the CFMEU Construction division. While he isn't a past leader yet, he did he is still a big influence on young workers.

May 18, 2017

First Dan and Dan Talk with MUA WA youth delegates Ryan Furtado and Phil Swanston. After that we sit with Stephen and Dave, two CFMEU young workers. Lastly we talk with Matt and Royce, two young rank and file warfies from Fremantle.

May 15, 2017

As part of joint recording between The Docker Podcast and a new podcast coming from the MUA WA Branch, Dan and Dan get a chance to talk shop with two power house leaders, Jackie Smith from the ITF and Michelle O'Neil of TCFUA.

Apr 28, 2017

Dan, Steph, Sunny, sit and talk with Ravi Kahlon from the the NDP, and some how retired ILWU Canada President Mark Gordienko gets  few words in. We talk to Ravi about his history, and how the NDP plans to make the province a better place for working people, and how they plan to undue the damage created by a reckless Preimier.

Apr 24, 2017

We sit down with 2 representatives of the ITF Young Workers Committee. Andrew Dinaala of SATAWU in South Africa, and Preeti Singh of the AIRF in India.

Apr 20, 2017

While at the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aires, we met with Steve French of Keele University. Steve gives us a scary crash course in economics, trade deals and how it applies to trade unions.

Apr 17, 2017

Part 3 from Buenos Aries. When the conference was split into woking groups by continental regions we realized that the North American and Caribbean groups were small, So we made a new continent, Caribinadia! Here is the conversations we had with Torian Morrissey form the BWU in Bermuda with Serena Brown from the BWU in Barbados, then we talked with Phelina Wilson from the NWU in St. Lucia

Apr 16, 2017

Dean Summers Returns to the show to tell us about his next swim for seafarers.

Apr 14, 2017

More conversations from the ITF Young Workers Conference in Buenos Aries. This was the first time we used the help of translators so we could speak with some guests who's english wasn't the best. First was Dario Miranda and Brian Latrille from La Franteridad, then we spoke with Ousseynou Badji from the dockers union in Senegal with the help from Paulin lacheze of the ITF, then last was Herrera Bruno from SITPETRANSO in Peru with help from Heder Santana form the ITF.

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