Welcome to the ILWU Local 142 Website

ILWU Local 142 voted “Hawaii’s Best Local Union”
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36th International Convention Group Photo

It was an honor and pleasure in hosting the 36th Convention of the ILWU held in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel from June 8 – June 12, 2015.


There are nearly 18,000 ILWU Local 142 members in Hawaii. They live and work on all the islands.

ILWU Local 142 members are employed in every major industry including:

Agriculture includes the sugar, pineapple, macadamia nut, and coffee industries, as well as diversified agriculture. General trades include warehousing, trucking, cement and concrete manufacturing, automotive service and sales, bakeries, newspapers, supermarkets, hospitals, and construction, among others.

ILWU Local 142 members work at diverse jobs such as lab analysts, fruit packers, auto technicians, truck drivers, bellmen, waiters and waitresses, heavy equipment operators, housekeepers, sugar field workers, store cashiers, clerks, X-ray technicians, golf course maintenance workers, and salespersons.

ILWU Local 142 members also contribute to our communities every day as mothers, fathers, coaches, church and community group leaders, good neighbors and friends.

Our motto is β€œAn injury to One is an Injury to All,” and we work hard to improve the lives of all working families in Hawaii.