The Washington Post has published the following opinion piece by Sen. Bernie Sanders:
Today, about 1,000 Carrier workers and their families should be rejoicing. But the rest of our nation’s workers should be very nervous.
In exchange for allowing United Technologies to continue to offshore more than 1,000 jobs, Trump will reportedly give the [...]
The bankruptcy court spokesman said Korea Line offered higher prices than Hyundai Merchant Marine, but did not disclose the value of the potential deal.
South Korea’s Korea Line has been picked as the preferred bidder to buy the troubled shipper Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-US operations, beating Hyundai Merchant Marine, a spokesman for a Seoul court [...]
Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Korea Line have submitted bids for Hanjin Shipping’s Asia-U.S. route, according to Korea’s Yonhap News Agency and other media outlets.
Yonhap cited sources that said “in addition to the U.S.-Asia route, Hyundai Merchant and Korea Line might have submitted bids for Hanjin’s seven overseas operations, workforce and its (54 percent) [...]
The Senate’s soon-to-be top Democrat told labor leaders Thursday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal at the center of President Obama’s “pivot” to strengthen ties with key Asian allies, will not be ratified by Congress.
That remark from Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, came [...]
From an article titled ‘Unions brace for pro-business shift in labor policy under Trump’ by Reuters:
Trump’s victory means a conservative Supreme Court and Republicans controlling Congress, the NLRB, and agencies that govern union and workers’ rights.
Unions in the United States face sweeping changes to labor law and regulations under a new Republican administration [...]
”There was Joe Biden, with his powerful plainspoken style, and there was Bernie Sanders, an inspiring and largely scandal-free figure. Each of them would probably have beaten Trump, but neither of them would really have served the interests of the party insiders.” — Thomas Frank
Note: The ILWU International Executive Board endorsed Bernie Sanders [...]
Excerpts from CNN:
Republican candidate Donald Trump’s ascension to the White House has sent shock waves around the world. But it appears to have pleased one leader in particular — Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Within hours of Trump’s victory speech early Wednesday, Putin congratulated the US president-elect and flagged Moscow’s willingness to restore ties [...]
Port of Oakland export volume reached a three-year high in October, soaring 20 percent over 2015 totals. The Port reported today that it shipped the equivalent of 89,473 export containers last month. That was the most since Oct. 2013, the Port said, and the fourth-largest monthly total in its history.
The figures cap a yearlong [...]
”We don’t get an annual raise, we have to pay for our health insurance, and we have no retirement. I’m not making enough to give my kids a better future,” said Trump employee Maria Jaramillo. The workers at the Trump International Hotel — more than 80 percent of whom are immigrants and more than [...]
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The major Japanese carriers NYK, MOL and “K” Line agreed to merge their container divisions, forming a brand new shipping company. The combined company will operate a fleet of 110 vessels with 1.4 million TEU, making it the fifth largest container line in the world. The decision was taken among crisis in the industry with [...]
From the Loadstar:
Hanjin Shipping said (that) its four main European centres will close this week or early November according to the regulatory filing.
In total, Hanjin operates from some 10 offices in Europe and employs 250-300 people in sales and operational roles – probably many more indirectly, in sub-agencies and service roles.
Hans-Peter Becker, [...]
The following message from International President Robert McEllrath is published in this month’s Dispatcher:
ILWU International President Robert McEllrath
You may have heard that I don’t have much patience for politicians, especially ones who want our help when they’re desperate for votes or contributions – then ignore us when we need their support.
I liked [...]
Excerpts from Transport Topics:
Container traffic at the two biggest West Coast ports was mixed in September, with a significant drop in Long Beach because of the Hanjin bankruptcy but a gain in Los Angeles, which had less exposure.
The Port of Long Beach reported that longshoremen handled 546,805 industry-standard 20-foot equivalent unit containers, [...]
Excerpts from Reuters:
The collapsed Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd could not compete against global rivals that were supported by their governments, the chairman of its parent firm told a South Korean parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.
“Hanjin Shipping lost the game of chicken played among large shippers,” Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho told the hearing.