Excerpts from the Daily Labor Report:
ILWU, in concert with the Pacific Maritime Association—“a multi-employer collective bargaining association whose members include stevedoring companies, terminals operators” and contractors that employ longshoremen on the West Coast—filed a federal lawsuit June 13 against ICTSI that seeks to enforce a ruling made under their collective bargaining agreement that awarded jurisdiction of the jobs to the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union v. ICTSI Or. Inc., D. Or., No. 3:12-cv-01058, 6/13/12).
In a statement issued June 16, ILWU Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet said: “ICTSI is openly flouting multiple rulings issued against it under its collective bargaining agreement with the ILWU. The entire West Coast longshore industry—union and employers—have united in opposition to ICTSI’s renegade behavior, and have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking injunctive [relief] and compliance with the contract.”
“ICTSI’s refusal to comply with the terms of the agreement that it signed onto has a detrimental impact on the entire West Coast industry and to the nearly 80-year-old collective bargaining relationship between the PMA and the ILWU,” Sundet said.
In the federal lawsuit, ILWU and PMA allege that the collective bargaining agreement covers “all longshore workers, including longshore mechanics, employed by PMA member companies, including ICTSI.”