• Cargo crane moved from Philadelphia to Gloucester City

Support our cause. Boycott Del Monte Fresh

"Del Monte has now served notice that it is moving to a Gloucester, New Jersey facility. Our family-sustaining jobs will be replaced with “working poor” employment.  The workers lose, the employers lose, and the states on both sides of the Delaware River lose. " From ILA call for boycott.


Denver supporters of Philadelphia Longshoremen and City Council members send message on Nov. 22:

"Del Monte is undermining the fundamental pillars of the work force in America!"

-November 23, 2010

On Monday evening, in a show of support and solidarity for 200 longshoremen from the Port of Philadelphia, community, clergy and labor advocates in Colorado met as a delegation in front of the Denver City and County Building to pressure City Council to take a stand against global giant Del Monte’s decision to cut over 200 good paying, quality jobs.

“When you have corporate aggression of this type that strips out a families abilities to provide for their children, not only do we have the immediate destabilization of families, but this has long term ripple effects in our communities,” stated Denver School Board Director Andrea Merida. “When we do not set up our children to be successful then we are weakening our democracy.”

Workers, Supporters Protest Del Monte’s Greed

by James Parks, Nov 23, 2010

When Del Monte Fresh Produce moved its port operations from Camden, N.J., to Glouchester, N.J., it said good bye to a 22-year relationship with Longshoremen (ILA) Local 1291 and left 200 workers without a job. In Glouchester, they hired members of an independent union and now pay cheaper wages and provide few, if any, benefits.   

Workers and supporters block traffic in Center City Philadelphia in protest of Del Monte's efforts to undermine fair workplace standards

Monday, November, 22, 2010

Nearly four hundred people, including dockworkers, their families, and Philadelphia Jobs with Justice activists joined together in Love Park today as a part of a National Day of Action to protest Del Monte Fresh Produce's elimination of family-sustaining union jobs at the Port of Philadelphia.

November 22 Day of Action in Philadelphia, Florida and Texas to protest union busting by Fresh Del Monte Produce N.A. Inc.

PHILADELPHIA--Protesting the loss of 200 union longshore jobs in the Port of Philadelphia, Friends and Families of International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) Local 1291 will rally November 22 against Fresh Del Monte Produce N.A. Inc. in downtown Philadelphia and at Fresh Del Monte facilities in Manatee-Palmetto and Coral Gables, Florida., as well as Galveston, Texas.

ILA Calls for Del Monte Fresh Produce Boycott This Thanksgiving

The ILA has called for a boycott against Del Monte Fresh Produce. Please help spread the word!

International Dockworkers Write Letter in Support of Our Struggle

We'd like to thank the International Dockworkers Council who have written a letter in support of our struggle against Del Monte. They wrote, "our Affiliates found it imperative that we offer you our unconditional support and do whatever we can to ensure that these unscrupulous employers do not succeed."