ILWU archives show union’s history in print

Did you know? The ILWU’s Library and Archives website is a digital collection featuring some of the some the materials in the ILWU library. The website allows you to browse through digital versions of the ILWU Dispatcher newspaper, Voice of the Federation, and the Waterfont Worker.

  • The Dispatcher: Browse or search through The Dispatcher digital archive, 1942-2014.
  • Voice of the Federation: Browse or search through the Voice of the Federation digital archive, 1935-1941. The Voice of the Federation was the newspaper for the Maritime Federation of the Pacific, a consortium of unions that formed in the wake of the 1934 Pacific Coast waterfront and maritime strikes. The paper briefly served as the official communications organ for West Coast longshoremen.
  • The Waterfront Worker: Browse through the Waterfront Worker digital archive, 1932-1935. The Waterfront Worker was an important communications tool for rank and file longshoremen during the 1934 strike.
    View the above-mentioned archives at the ILWU Archives.