The strength of the Union is heavily dependent on the rank-and-file’s ability to protect its work on the job. But in order to protect your work, you need the understand what exactly a marine clerk’s job entails, so that you can challenge intrusions on your jurisdiction. Contract language, scopes of work, LRC agreements, and arbitration precedent are essential tools when it comes to enforcing Marine Clerks Section 1 jurisdiction.

The purpose of this web page is to ensure that the rank-and-file have the educational tools necessary to protect our work and ensure the strength of the Union.

ILWU Story

Ten Guiding Principles

How the Union Works