Sometime in the next two weeks, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will reopen the rail line that was abandoned abruptly four years ago by the hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.
“It’s sort of been like a nightmare/fairy tale saga,” DeFazio said. When the line is back, “It’s going to be a [...]
James P. Hoffa represents 1.4 million working men and women in industries including freight, industrial trades, construction trades, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in rail.
October 4, 2011
Mr. Robert McEllrath, President International Longshore and Warehouse Union 1188 Franklin St. San Francisco, CA 94109-6800
Dear President McEllrath:
The 1.4 million members of the International [...]
In a letter (download pdf here) to ILWU Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet, IBT leader Tony Andrews writes the following:
On behalf of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council No. 37 and our 24,000 members in nine locals, I assure you that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has the full support of [...]
Canada’s Harper government is monitoring a possible attempt by the U.S. government to initiate what one business leader calls “protectionist” measures against Canadian ports, federal Trade Minister Ed Fast said Monday.
Fast, who also announced that Canada is close to striking a deal with China on a foreign investment agreement, was responding to complaints in [...]