The ILWU Coast Longshore Division mourns the loss of Manuel “Manny” Stimson, age 78, who worked on the docks for five decades. From the San Jose Mercury News:
The Associated Press has reported:
A Portland longshoreman sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a truck while picketing at the Port of Portland.
Jennifer Sargent, a spokeswoman for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, says the worker is recovering at home after injuring his knee, elbow and back. She declined to release his identity.
PORTLAND, OR (May 18, 2013) – A Portland longshore worker is recovering at home after being struck by a Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer who was crossing an ILWU picket line at the Port of Portland on May 16. The worker, a member of ILWU Local 92, was knocked to the ground after the semi truck’s driver [...]
A 23-year-old dock worker had to be rescued from the cargo hold of a ship being unloaded at the Port of Wilmington this afternoon after a 2,000-pound coil of wire rolled on top of his chest.
About 4 p.m., rescue workers from the Wilmington Fire Department and county paramedics were called to the Port of [...]
The Northwest Labor Press reports on the lockouts at Mitsui-United Grain in Vancouver and Marubeni-Columbia Grain in Portland:
Pickets at both the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver are hammering on how the foreign-owned companies are profiting from local taxpayer investments while ruining local union jobs that pay good wages and benefits.
A flier [...]
A Port of Tacoma security officer was seriously injured [late last month] when a semitrailer plowed into a jersey barrier at the main gate and pushed it into the man, port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said Tuesday.
The officer, who started working for the port in 1999, came through surgery well Monday, and his injuries are [...]
Today’s Columbian reports on NLRB charges from both the ILWU and Mitsui-United Grain, and for the first time, the employer has admitted that it’s displacing local union workers with replacement workers during the lockout. Excerpts from the Columbian:
Pat McCormick, spokesman for the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association, which represents United Grain and other grain [...]
From the Union of Hong Kong Dockers:
In a staggering publicity stunt last week that included several newspaper ads and public remarks by Hutchison Whampoa’s managing director Canning Fok Kin-ning, Hong Kong International Terminals (HIT) and its subcontractors sought to smear the striking workers and their union. Thus today, we must present the truth and [...]
The International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers’ Federation have made a joint submission to the International Maritime Organization expressing concern about the apparent failure of some flag states to submit maritime casualty reports to the agency, which is required under several international maritime conventions.
“The lack of investigation and accident reports hinders [...]
From the International Longshoremen’s Association. April 9:
A new six-year Master Contract, covering some 14,500 waterfront workers belonging to the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) was overwhelming approved by ILA members today in a ratification vote conducted at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. The ILA negotiated this new Master Contract with United States [...]
From the March 28 News Tribune:
A longshore worker was recovering from minor injuries Thursday he received while he was lashing down containers on a ship at the Port of Tacoma’s Husky Terminal Wednesday night.
Port spokeswoman Tara Mattina said the worker apparently missed a step while climbing and fell to the ship’s deck. The [...]
The following is an update from Tacoma in Tuesday’s News Tribune. Our thoughts are with our brother’s family, friends and colleagues.
Results from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office examination show the worker, Dana Gorham, died of natural causes about 8 Monday morning while working at the port’s APM Terminal. That report said the 57-year-old [...]
Sad report from Monday’s News Tribune. We will post updates as they are published.
Tacoma halted all operations this morning after another longshore worker died in an industrial accident at a port terminal.
Specific details of how the accident at the port’s APM Terminal were not immediately available. Port spokeswoman Julie Collins said the accident [...]
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