United Was Best
- Local 142 was formed in 1952 when four separate ILWU locals merged into one organization.
- At that time, sugar had over 16,000 members and pineapple had 4,100 members.
- Tourism was added in the late 1960s, as the ILWU began organizing hotels.
- The five industrial groups remain part of our organizational structure, even though the size of the groups have changed.