ILWU Local 9

An Injury to One is an Injury to All

Local 9 Executive Board Meeting

Oct 282015

Local 9 Executive Board and Members Meeting will be on November 13, and will be held at the Des Moines library.

Executive Board: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Members: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Des Moines Library
21620 11th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

Local 9 Updates

Aug 072015

Local 9 is making major changes with our internal operations.  We are getting new software called UnionWare.  With this software we are changing on how we handle our union dues, pay union dues and how we managed personal profiles.  Our members will be able to go onto member link use a password to sign on and look at there personal profile to check dues payments when they paid and if they want, make dues payments through this system or just to look at your personal information. 

There is so much more that this system can do. If your interested and want to learn more about it just google UnionWare and read what it is capable of doing.

Start checking your personal groups messages on updates of what is going on with our Union.

Please fill free to ask me questions. This is still a work in progress of making this union stronger and I need input from our members in order for you to give me direction of what you want out of this union.


Michael Pavelic





The March against Sakuma Farms

Jul 132015

July 11th 2015, The ILWU and IBU unions March in Support for the farm workers in Burlington, Washington to support the Familias Unidas Por La Justicia union. In English it means Family's United for Justice.  

The ILWU international at the Longshore convention passed a resolution to support the workers from this union and to boycott the buying of the berries that comes from this farm. These farmers live in horrible living conditions and there pay is below minimum wage and they have kids at the age of 12 working in this abusive environment.  

Sakuma Farms sells themselves as a family owned business but the truth is that they are owned by Driscoll's corporation. They sell the berries at Safeway and Costco stores the berries are also in Haagen-Daz ice cream.

We have a picture at the March and we broke out the old local 9 banner. This union is starting to feel like it is coming out and being recognized again and we are going to keep working hard to build this union that stands for something and we will continue to fight and support for our beliefs and make our membership proud of what and who we are and who we are going to be.

Solidarity to Local 9,

Michael Pavelic

Business Agent