Dan is joined by a group of young dockers from all over Europe at the 2ndETF Young Dockers Meeting. They stood around a small table outside and shared some stories and ideas over a few beers.
We sit down for a good old fashion bullshit session with ILWU 23 Young worker Zack Pattin. Dan is his usual charming self and Steph didn’t realize that we were recording. We weren’t going to publish this one but, hey, why not?
Returning for the third (or is it the fourth?) time on the show we have a legend! Stevie Todd is back and this time, on the eve of his retirement, he gives us a bit of insight in to his lengthy career in the RMT. One thing is for sure, we don't think this is the last we'll hear from this bulldog!
As the convention progresses more first timers come join Dan and Steph, Sean Farley from local 34 has a sit down to discuss his career with the ILWU and his work on the Jim Herman Cruise Ship terminal in San Francisco
ILWU Aux. 8 President Ida Taylor joins Steph and Dan to talk about the roll of the Auxiliary both traditionally and today.
Another new voice to the Podcast, Ed Ferris joins Dan and Steph. Ed has long been involved in the ILWU, previously being President of local 10 among other positions and its about time we finally get to pick his brain about his vision for the future.
From the Maritime Union of Australia Will Tracy, and Paul Garret return to the show to update us on the what’s going on with the “New Union” and the continued battles with government and employers.
And here we have it folks, after a 1229 day (3+ year) chase across the planet, we have finally managed to get a visit from “Big” Bob McEllrath. Dan and Steph talk with Bob about changes he has seen in the industry and the union and some of his biggest accomplishments as President of the ILWU.
We have another familiar voice returning to the show: ILWU International Secretary-Treasurer Willie Adams joins Steph and Dan. This time, Willie talks about his career and growth within the union.