The arrests of more than 700 people on Saturday as thousands tried to cross the Brooklyn Bridge seemed to pour oil on the rage of those who camped out overnight in Zuccotti Park, a private plaza off Broadway near Wall Street.
“We don’t care whether mainstream media covers this or people see us on television. [...]
A new agreement covering 420 pharmaceutical workers at the Bayer HealthCare plant in Berkeley, California has been reached following two months of difficult negotiations. The proposal includes better job security measures, controls on health care insurance costs, and annual raises of more than 3% during four-year contract. The proposed agreement is subject to a membership [...]
M.E.B.A. leadership has asked AMO members to respect the M.E.B.A picket line and not work on several ships including the Liberty Grace, and pointed out said that M.E.B.A did not interfere with AMO’s strike at American Steamship Company this past summer.
Liberty Maritime Corporation has found themselves in the midst of a heated labor [...]
California’s shipping channels are in desperate need of dredging and maintenance.
The money to do the work is in the Federal Harbor Maintenance trust fund, but the feds won’t release the nearly $6 billion in that fund.
“Carriers don’t mind paying, shippers don’t mind paying if they get something in return on their dollar,” [...]
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The amount was $43,000 less than attorneys for the National Labor Relations Board had requested to cover damage at the terminal, law-enforcement overtime costs and attorney fees. Attorneys for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said they will appeal, arguing that the damage estimates were “general, [...]