International Longshore and Warehouse Union locals in the Pacific Northwest voted to ratify a grain-handlers contract agreement that was tentatively agreed to on Sept. 14 by union negotiators and six grain terminals in the region
The new contract, which runs through Sept. 30, 2012, leaves the EGT grain export terminal in Longview, Wash., as the [...]
Working to create and preserve American jobs, Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings (D, MD-7) and Jeff Landry (R, LA-3) introduced the American Mariners Job Protection Act (H.R. 3202), a bill with bipartisan support that will increase government transparency surrounding the issuance of waivers allowing non-Jones Act-qualified vessels to carry cargo between U.S. ports.
Under current [...]
The leaders of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and the Atlantic Coast District of the ILA on October 14 issued a joint statement supporting the rights of Occupy Wall Street to assemble and said their union and its membership join in solidarity with those fighting for more jobs.
“We applaud those participating in Occupy [...]