The International Longshore and Warehouse Union represents 45,000 industrial workers in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Canada and Panama. ILWU workers load and unload themassive cargo containers at ports all along the west coast.
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 Southern California District Council is one of four district councils in the ILWU. Each is made of up delegates elected by the rank-&-file members of the individual ILWU Locals in their region