Father Jeremy Lucas said he doesn’t hate the people who run United Grain but that he feels sorry and pity for them. ”Hate gets us nowhere,” he said. Lucas also called on the Port of Vancouver and on the city of Vancouver to repent their sins, including the city’s sin of choosing to send [...]
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 shut down again Wednesday, this time after a verbal altercation between container-yard employees and longshore workers.
“Today ICTSI and Port supervisors threatened top loader drivers with physical violence, showing once again that ICTSI and the Port are working in collusion against union members,” said ILWU [...]
Honduran dockworkers have suffered massive job losses, violence and militarization of their cargo terminal since ICTSI took over operations at Puerto Cortes in 2013.
This Associated Press article was published in news outlets in Oregon, Washington, California, Texas, Indiana and beyond:
Labor turmoil continues at the Port of Portland as longshoreman refused to cross [...]
ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin today described Australian rail freight operator Aurizon’s lockout of 200 freight train drivers in New South Wales as “totally unacceptable”.
Crumlin, who is also national secretary of the MUA (Maritime Union of Australia), was speaking in his capacity as president of the ITF global union federation, which [...]
Jose Maria Villalta, a pro-union candidate for president, was a front runner in Costa Rican polls until a propaganda campaign was waged by the U.S.-backed oligarchy.
At peak moments of the “war on drug trafficking” or for “humanitarian activities”, there may be dozens of ships at Costa Rican bases, from aircraft carriers to amphibious vehicles, [...]
From the Washington Post:
Despite the fact that woefully little attention has been paid to the deal by mainstream news outlets, liberals, unions and tea party groups — which dubbed fast-track “Obamatrade” — have created a groundswell of grassroots opposition to the TPP that seems to have been heard by enough lawmakers in Washington [...]
APM Terminals Bahrain, and the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, recently signed a three year Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Port Workers Union, valid from 2014 to 2017.
Speaking at the signing, Mr. Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals Bahrain said: “We will continue to invest in the well-being of our employees [...]
The $250 million investment at the Port of Brisbane went live with the servicing of the Kota Lestari vessel on February 5 and 6. The vessel is the first to be stevedored using a new semi-automated container handling operation.
Under the new system, manned shuttle carriers transfer containers from the quay crane to a waterside [...]
[NOTE: Last week, Honduran dockworker union leader Victor Crespo's father was murdered following threats by anti-union forces. Click here to read this news in English at the International Transport Workers' Federation web site.]
Con gran pesar, la Federación Internacional de Trabajadores del Transporte (ITF) comunica que el padre de Víctor Crespo (el dirigente sindical hondureño [...]
Chilean port workers negotiated a settlement with management on Saturday and ended a more than three-week-old strike that had slowed copper, fruit and other shipments from the world’s top copper producer.
The northern port of Angamos kicked off a work stoppage in late December to demand stronger union organizing rights. The labor action then spread. [...]
Chilean docks militarized, January 2014.
Workers say the government gives military support to private concessionaire’s strikebreakers
It’s been nearly two weeks that ports across Chile have been paralyzed over a demand for back pay. HispanTV was in San Antonio, the most important port in Chile, where private concessionaires have gotten the government to [...]
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Así es, en estos días, el cambio de turno en el puerto de San Antonio. Un pequeño Ejército de fuerzas especiales asegura el ingreso de los rompehuelgas.
Trabajadores: “Gobierno da apoyo militar a los rompehuelgas de las concesionarias privadas”
Casi dos semanas lleva la paralización portuaria en todo [...]
An Auckland port worker is in intensive care after he fell from a container ship.
The Maritime Union says the stevedore was on the bow of a ship docked at the Waitemata Harbour port when the accident happened at about 8pm on Wednesday.
The union’s secretary, Russell Mayn, said the man has multiple injuries and [...]
Bishop Richard Pates
As the United States Congress discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement that potentially involves 13 nations, the chairman of two committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops offered eight principles for consideration.
“While the USCCB does not take positions for or against particular trade agreements, we would like to [...]