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Welcome to the ILWU!

There are nearly 18,000 ILWU Local 142 members in Hawaii. They live and work on all the islands.

ILWU Local 142 members are employed in every major industry including:


Agriculture includes the pineapple, macadamia nut, and coffee industries, as well as diversified agriculture. General trades include warehousing, trucking, cement, and concrete manufacturing, automotive service and sales, bakeries, newspapers, supermarkets, hospitals, and construction, among others.

ILWU Local 142 members work at diverse jobs such as lab analysts, fruit packers, auto technicians, truck drivers, bellmen, waiters and waitresses, heavy equipment operators, housekeepers, store cashiers, clerks, X-ray technicians, golf course maintenance workers, and salespersons.

ILWU Local 142 members also contribute to our communities every day as mothers, fathers, coaches, church and community group leaders, good neighbors and friends.

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