From KING 5:
Dennis Kronewitter works on the Boeing Field flight line and is one of many who opposes the TPP.
At a meeting of the Machinists Union District 75, Kronewitter was getting 737s ready for delivery. Business these days has [...]
Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) has signed a new agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to extend until November negotiations over the sacking of 97 port workers by text message and email in August.
According to the parties’ new agreement, negotiations will be extended until November 16 under the auspices of Anna Booth, deputy [...]
The U.S. brokered a historic accord Monday to ease trade in goods and services among a dozen Pacific-rim nations that make up about 40 percent of the world economy.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership, five years in the making, will now be subject to months of scrutiny by lawmakers that could yet derail it. Critics on both [...]
Although very little work is happening at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, its operator and the union representing the workers there are continuing to spar.
On Wednesday, ICTSI Oregon, which operates the container terminal, issued a press released trumpeting a National Labor Relations Board ruling affirming an administrative law judge’s ruling that ILWU [...]
Excerpts from a Salon piece titled ‘The unexpected upshot of John Boehner’s ouster: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in danger’:
Without a liberated John Boehner around to partner with Democrats, the task of shepherding through a trade agreement disliked by conservatives becomes difficult. After a potential blitz of legislation in October, right-wing House members will be [...]
Staff at a major Los Angeles warehouse serving Amazon and other big retailers went on strike Tuesday, protesting unpaid wages and overtime, dangerous conditions, a lack of breaks and water during hot summer months, and retaliation by management against their organizing efforts. The strike continued on Wednesday.
The stoppage is the latest tactic in [...]
From the BBC:
A widespread anti-austerity strike in Finland has shut down ports and disrupted flights in the country, news agencies have reported.
Strikers are protesting against government cutbacks, including limits to benefits and overtime pay.
Last week, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila announced plans [...]
A hunger strike at Gateway Terminals India (GTI) Mumbai that lasted for 17 days has come to an end after management of port operator APM Terminals (APMT) agreed to address union demands over a group of operations and maintenance staff, ITF said in its press release.
Following a summit between management and the union, [...]
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Sydney workers fired by Hutchison Ports via email a week ago have returned to work following an interim court injunction ruling that they cannot be sacked.
About 100 workers in Brisbane and Sydney were celebrating Thursday night’s [...]
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