ILWU Local 142 Buisness Agent Tyrone Tahara schools us on the the ILWU's history in Hawaii.
Dan was lucky enough to get a few minutes of ILWU International VP Ray Familathe's time to discuss his start in the ILWU.
Amy Wren, Brian Bingold, and Chris Hagen form ILWU local 5 in Portland Oregon join us to. We talk about the history of local 5 with Powells Books and some of the creative stuff local 5 members are involved in.
We head down to the picket line to talk to Eva Anderson and Malcolm Colcleugh of COPE 378 to talk about about the root cause of their dispute.
Dan and Mike went to Nanimo for the rededication of a mounument to 6 seattle longshormen killed in an explosion in 1886. The whole story was told on the Hawaii #12 episode. We had two unexpected opportunities to quickly speak with two great people. First was ILWU 19 VP Jason Gross. The second was with ILWU International Secratary Treasurer Willy Adams.
The audio is not very good, we were in a big empty room with just a hand help recorder.
Art Almeida joins us to do what all retired longshoremen like to do, talk. Some how we got on the subject of Joe Hill. This one was fun.
Padraig "Paddy" Crumlin is the National Secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and the President of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF). One of the biggest figure heads in the labour movement worldwide,
Crumlin has wide involvement in the port authority, towage, shipping, cruise ship and stevedoring industries in Australia and Internationally. Thankfully he had some time to sit and talk with us and we hung on every word as did the small crowd that formed around our table during his segment. A magnetic personality, fearless leader and great union man. This is a must listen.
Labour historian Ron Magden and Puget Sound Arbitartor Herald Ugles sit down with us and share a cool old story about 6 Seattle Longshoremen that were killed in a explosion, and buried in Nanimo in 1886.
Author Harvey Schwartz talks with us about his book, Solidarity Stories. A must read for all longshore workers.
Brothers from ILWU local 10 in San Fransisco stop by for a quick chat about thier last round of bargaining and the empoyers dirtry tricks.
Matthew Burnell and Daniel Piccoli, rank and file members of the MUA and part of the MUA youth movment join us. Good people, good times good laughs.
Dave Cushion, assistant branch secretary in Victoria, and Paul Sheean assistant secratary of the Queensland branch join us to talk about their history and give us more information on the "Patricks Dispute"
Mick Doleman, MUA Deputy National Secretrary and Christy Cain, MUA National Vice Presidant join us to talk about their historys, the MUA struggles and the importance of teaching the youth.
Jackie Smith ITF Maritime Coordinator, and Mich-Elle Myers of the MUA join us. A slow start after a long night but we learned alot from these two.
Nathan Blair and Mike Glimpse from ILWU 65, the LA port police join us.
Niek stam of FNV in the Netherlands gives us his history and talks automation.
Marc Loaridan and Monique Verbeek from BTB give us some insight into the union situation in the ports of Belgium.
Brothers Joe Fleetwood National Secretary of MUNZ and Steve Todd National Secretary of RMT sit down and talk about education, organizing and the loss of a great labour leader Bob Crow.
Steve Cotton, General Secretary for the Internatioal Transport Worker Federation kicks off our shows from the ILWU Convention in Hawaii with a bang.
Brother Shawn Lakusta from the Retail Whosale Union joins us to talk about his union, organizing, and the R word.... Raiding!!!
Sunny is back, and we add another Mike to the team. Another discussion about local and national politics, as we try and make up for the train wrek that was ep.13.
our second attempt at a current events show! sunny comes back, along with tom, andy and the long anticipated return of manny! with this cast of characters things were bound to get a little loud. good times, good conversantion, good people.
so here is the story.... on the last day of a leadership course, the agenda was polidical action, and new media, the couse facilitator, brother Tom Dufrenes pulls a rabbit out of his hat with a guest speaker. Brother Jim Sinclair joined us, and addressed the group about leadership and politics and we recorded the whole thing.
Brother Dave Kozuback from ILWU local 502 joins us to talk about the history and future of our biggist container port.