Welcome to the ILWU!

The September/October 2016 VOICE of the ILWU has been posted. This issue includes Local 142’s General Election endorsements, including recommendations on Constitutional Amendments and Charter Amendments.


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 “An injury to One is an Injury to All,” and we work hard to improve the lives of all working families in Hawaii.