About

The INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE & WAREHOUSE UNION is a labor union. Labor unions in America are an important part of our democratic traditions. Many of the freedoms and rights we enjoy today are because of the labor movement.

Among labor unions in the United States, the ILWU is known as one of the most democratic, progressive and effective.

ILWU Local 142 is guided by very progressive principles and plays a leading role in improving the lives of everyone in our community, ever since our union first began organizing workers in Hawaii in 1935.

With your help the ILWU will continue to better the lives of working people, will continue to be democratic, and will continue to play a leading role in social progress.

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.