Historic pact will join workers in global supply chain
SAN FRANCISCO, CA [September 15, 2011] — The ILWU announced a new partnership linking West Coast dockworkers with hundreds of Panama Canal Pilots. The new affiliation will create a larger and stronger union to help workers occupying key links in the global supply chain.
“Our affiliation [...]
Harley Shaiken, a UC Berkeley professor specializing in labor issues, described the alliance as “a ‘wow’ moment” that could greatly increase the collective bargaining power of both unions.
ILWU International President Bob McEllrath said the affiliation “will provide a new level of strength and unity for workers in both organizations. Our goal is to hold [...]
About 200 Longshore union workers stopped at the Cowlitz County courthouse in Kelso Friday to turn themselves in to authorities, but left a short time later after no arrests were made.
The workers stood quietly in two long lines in front of the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice. No law enforcement officers approached the [...]
From the Daily News:
Local union vice president Jacob Anthony Whiteside was arrested late Friday afternoon on suspicion of criminal trespass and obstructing of a train Sept. 7. Bail was set at $500 for the misdemeanor charges, and Whiteside posted bail and was released.
Union officials called the arrest — which they said was made [...]