TWSC: SYNDICALISM CLOGS THE PATH

Communist Workers Group (CWG-USA)

The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee, composed of a handful of retired workers, some actually from the ILWU, convened a well-attended meeting (mostly by long term leftists) in SF on Tuesday, March 31st, at the church across the street from ILWU HQ. This followed the ILWU caucus to discuss and review the current tentative agreement (TA) with the Port Management Association (PMA), the bosses.

For the most part the attendees were leftish supporters of the ILWU and only a few actively working ILWU members showed up. The meeting was advertised as a discussion of the difference between business unionism and militant unionism. The executive editor for the Logistics Management (Logistics Management) Journal warned management that this meeting was the core of a Vote No campaign advocating the TA be rejected.   Reading the leaflet for this gathering, one could surmise the attendees would be shown a road forward…

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