ILWU Local 5

Our Mission

To build and maintain a strong union organization and provide for the defense of our common interests, promote the general welfare of our members, their families and other wage earners in the community, to organize the unorganized and uphold the rights and dignity of labor everywhere.

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  • Celebrate May Day with Local 5!

    Interested in joining us for the May Day march and celebration? The more the merrier! email us at For more information about May Day events, check out the Portland May Day Coalition.   See you all in the streets!

  • $15 Now – Sign the Petition!

    Sign the petition demanding our state legislature take action to make Oregon the first state to implement a minimum wage of $15/hr! $9.10 per hour is not enough to survive in the State of Oregon, especially if you have a family. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Out of Reach 2013 report, a single mother in Oregon[…]

  • Say No to Fast Track – Sign the Petition

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We are Local 5

An Injury To One Is An Injury To All


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What We Do:

We are booksellers, cashiers, computer programmers, database administrators, shipping and receiving clerks, truck drivers, purchasers, book buyers, maintenance workers, book pricers, marketing specialists, phone operators, line cooks, prep cooks, servers, dishwashers, bakers and more...

Where We Are Located:

Portland (OR) metropolitan area Olympia (WA) metropolitan area  

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