Anti-racism work stop June 19

ILWU Local 500
Posted on June 16, 2020

Longshore Will Observe Juneteenth

Work Will Stop for 8 Hours on Historic

In solidarity with ILWU International, there will be no work on the 8 AM shift of Friday, June 19, 2020 as we are supporting anti-racism – what this Union is founded on.

“Dockworkers will stop work on the [8 AM] shift on June 19, 2020, to show their commitment to the cause of racial equality and social justice.”

“Juneteenth is the day in 1865 when Black slaves in Texas first learned of their emancipation”, nearly 2 ½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation had formally freed them.

In solidarity,

Officers Local 500