Welcome to the internet home of the SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT COUNCIL (SCDC) of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

    The SCDC coordinates legislative and political issues for the ILWU in a territory that stretches from Fresno to San Diego and includes the busiest port complex in America, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    The workers represented by ILWU locals in the SCDC's territory include the longshore workers who discharge cargo, marine clerks who track the flow of cargo, marine foremen who oversee the safe conduct of business on the docks, port guards and watchmen, the office clerical workers transacting business on marine terminals, inland boat operators, the port pilots who guide in ocean-going vessels, the Rio Tinto borate miners in Boron and borax workers on Terminal Island.

    The most recent group of workers to join the ILWU family locally are hundreds of warehouse workers in Lancaster who fill orders and move cargo across loading docks for the Rite Aid western regional distribution center, a million-square-foot facility where four-fifths of the space has neither heat nor A/C. The ILWU SCDC and ILWU Local 26 worked with elected legislators to author state legislation establishing an indoor heat standard. Rite Aid workers are servicing 550 retail outlets across eight western states, transacting a volume of cargo comparable to a marine terminal.

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