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News, Sucka Free City ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports on Socialist Holiday

ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports on Socialist Holiday

Arriving in the Port of Oakland at 6 a.m. last Thursday, the grey-blue colossus auto carrier Century Highway No. 3 carries enough cars to fill all the parking lots surrounding the Giants stadium — a mere fraction of the average…
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News, Matt Smith

West Coast Dockworkers Dispute Could Paralyze U.S. Economy

Imploding U.S. mortgage markets leave behind trillions of dollars in economic damage. The dollar's slide against the euro and the yuan raises fears of a currency collapse. January job losses portend recession. To these threats to U.S. economic stability, add…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Indy Messengers Love ILWU! We won't steal their clients, even: As co-owners of Docket Rocket, an independent legal messenger service in San Francisco, we take exception to your characterization of independent couriers as a headache for the International Longshore and…
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News, Matt Smith Off the Waterfront

Off the Waterfront

For the modern social anthropologist, there's no better place for fieldwork than the business convention. A researcher entering the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston to investigate the natural gas industry finds rooms full of stout and comfortable men…
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Strike While the Iron Is Hot

Imagine this coming tax day not as death's dreary counterpart, but as a delightful springtime street pageant filled with amazing sights. Like herds of slate-suited bankers trundling through the Financial District, forced to carry their own tax returns to the…
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