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The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is a labor union
which primarily represents dock workers on the West Coast of the United
States, Hawaii and Alaska, and in British Columbia, Canada.
It also represents hotel workers in Hawaii, cannery workers in Alaska,
warehouse workers throughout the West and bookstore workers in Portland,
Oregon. The union was established on August 11, 1937 through a referendum to
disaffiliate from the AFL (American Federation of Labor), but dates back its
roots to the AFL's International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) (section) in
Sources: http://www.ilwu.org/history/the-ilwu-story/ and
Its flag and variant are a white horizontal flag (http://l450s.alamy.com/450s/h5g257/a-supporter-of-the-international-longshore-and-warehouse-union-ilwu-h5g257.jpg, source: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/longshore.html?pe=001&so=5) with the logo (http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/answercoalition) in the middle, as well as black background flag (seen in the background) (https://www.ilwu.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/image001.jpg, source: http://www.ilwu.org/trump-backs-attack-on-union-members).
There also seems to be a blue variant, seen here: http://www.osaunion.org/links/ilwu.jpg (source: http://www.osaunion.org/links/main.html).
For additional information go to ILWU (official website): http://ilwu.org/
Esteban Rivera, 7 May 2017