Del Monte

ILWU Backs Local 1291 Up

In yet another show of support for our cause against Del Monte Fresh Produce, the ILWU has endorsed our call for action and is spreading the word to their local unions on the West Coast and Hawaii.

ILA South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District Stand with Local 1291

Our brothers and sisters from the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District have heard and understood our call for support. They are standing with us with a resolution and have asked their locals to "communicate such positions with their members, area unions and central and state labor bodies." Thank you!

Read their full resolution.

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!

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.

Dock workers dump pineapples in protest

The Inquirer Posted on Mon, Sep. 6, 2010

By Jane M. Von Bergen


In a Labor Day demonstration, Philadelphia union dock workers dumped cases of Del Monte
pineapples into the Delaware River today to protest Del Monte's decision to switch its
banana shipping business to a different port.

Another showdown over Del Monte

The Inquirer posted Sun, Oct. 10, 2010

By Linda Loyd
Inquirer Staff Writer

Longshoremen aren't the only ones crying foul over Del Monte Fresh Produce Co.'s leaving
Camden for a competitor terminal in nearby Gloucester City.

The Del Monte container business rightfully belongs at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South
Philadelphia, and not Gloucester, under a 1991 provision in the Packer Avenue lease, says the
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority.

Maritime lawyers for the port have notified Packer Avenue lessee Astro Holdings Inc. and its
president, Thomas Holt Jr., that they have until Oct. 24 to send the Del Monte business to Packer
Avenue - along with a cargo crane in Gloucester that the port authority says should be in

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