OWLS Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6:30pm
Strikes: Big in ‘22, bigger in ‘23!
In 2022 workers made headlines, won crucial demands and gained increasing community support by withholding their labor. This month OWLS will take a look at how last year’s upsurge has paved the way for labor to make some truly historic advances in 2023.
Longshore workers are in it for the long haul
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has been a model of militancy and a key force in labor for 87 years. Tense contract negotiations are now underway for 22,000 West Coast members. Gabriel Prawl, Puget Sound co-convener of the Million Workers March Movement and Vice President of ILWU Local 52*, will explain what’s at stake for these waterfront workers, whose top concerns include understaffing, automation and jurisdiction.
OWLS Steering Committee report
The Steering Committee is looking forward into a new year brimming with prospects and will bring proposals before the membership for 2023.
*For identification purposes only
The OWLS meeting is via zoom at bit.ly/Register4OWLSMeeting