ILWU Local 5

Representing workers' rights since 1999

COVID-19

 

ILWU Local 5, the Union representing Powell's Books employees since 1999, appreciates the decision to close the retail locations of the bookstore. The safety of workers and customers is always of paramount concern, especially given the current global pandemic. As with most emergencies, those that suffer the most are workers and marginalized communities. We do not believe this to be appropriate or fair and in this moment we continue to urge all Employers, including Powell's Books, to continue to support workers in any and every way possible. The loss of profit is nothing compared to the lifelong trauma such a loss of income and benefits are likely to have for individuals. ILWU has a long time saying we live by: "An Injury To One Is An Injury To All". We call upon all to make this moment count and support everyone in our community in every way we can.

 

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Who We Represent

Member Resources

 

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Powell's Books - Portland, OR - 1999

 

We represent over 400 booksellers, inventory specialists, cashiers, used and new book buyers, truckers, and warehouse folks across all Powell's locations in the Portland Metro area. Powell's workers founded ILWU Local 5 in 1999, beginning a decades long campaign for workers' rights!

Oregon Historical Society - Portland, OR - 2017

 

The Oregon Historical Society Employee's Association affiliated first with Local 5 in 2017 and then dissolved their organization and became full members of Local 5 in 2018. We represent about 50 curators, researchers, archivists, librarians, and other museum specialists at OHS.

Aramark, Evergreen State College - Olympia, WA - 2002

 

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Worker Relief Funds 

Northwest Veterinary Specialists - Clackamas, OR - 2018

 

One of the first veterinary hospitals that voted to unionize on the west coast! We represent about one hundred veterinary workers at the Northwest Veterinary Services VCA, ranging from receptionists, kennel caretakers, to certified technicians.

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists - Vancouver, WA - 2018

 

Also mong the first veterinary hospitals that voted to unionize on the west coast! We represent about one hundred veterinary workers at the Columbia River Vetinary Services owned by Pet Vet, ranging from receptionists, kennel caretakers, to certified technicians.

Growing Seeds Learning Community - Portland, OR - 2020

 

A Portland owned and Portland original private learning center for small children. Growing seeds voted to unionize in March 2020 and won their election! We represent just under a hundred teachers, teachers assistants, and cooks at all three Growing Seeds locations.