From The Daily News:
Part of the funds raised will provide coats for children in winter through the organization Operation Warm.
Longview firefighters are teaming up with longshoremen of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 to host a fishing derby Sept. 2 to raise money for charity.
Money raised will go to the [...]
Jorge Gomez, 51, died Monday at the Norfolk Southern rail yard in Jersey City when a container fell onto the lifting machine he was operating at the time. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
The ILWU Coast Longshore Division send our condolences to Brother Gomez’ family, friends and colleagues. An Injury to One [...]
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2016) – More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports from San Diego, CA to Bellingham, WA, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), convened this week to consider an employer request to discuss the possibility of an extension to [...]
Linesmen at Ausport Marine who are also Maritime Union of Australia members are worried that terminal operator and stevedore DP World Australia will take over the linesman’s job function, which would affect 250 linesmen, reported Lloyd’s List Australia.
From an article titled ‘MUA linesmen members worried about stevedore job-threat ‘ in Lloyd’s List Australia:
”When his attempts to alert Horizon Lines to safety hazards onboard the vessel were ignored, ‘Loftus resorted to reporting safety concerns to the regulatory agencies because of Horizon’s consistent failure to correct hazardous conditions aboard the Trader. Loftus was clearly a thorn in Horizon’s side,”’ reported SeaNews.
Horizon Lines has been ordered to [...]
Amid increased pressure from the US maritime industry to boost Jones Act enforcement, the US Customs and Border Protection has created a new division of enforcement for the nearly century-old law.
CBP’s Office of Field Operations has created the National Jones Act Division of Enforcement, which has a mission to “assist CBP and industry partners [...]
The BBC has taken note of the ITF’s concerns about safety on the new Panama Canal locks:
Mechanized ‘mules’ pull ship through the previously existing Panama Canal locks. The new locks do not use mules.
A Chinese container ship has hit a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that it has less space [...]
Cho Sung-deok, above, is the latest person to be sentenced in relation to involvement in the mass people’s mobilization on 14 November 2015 – the suppression of which by police who used 20,000 officers, 19 water cannons, 679 buses, and 580 pepper spray devices against peaceful marchers – has escaped censure in the courts [...]
Panama Canal leadership had dismissed union warnings on safety for years prior to last month’s opening. Damage to the MV Xin Fei Zhou is shown here.
From an article titled ‘Containership damaged after hitting wall in Panama Canal’s new locks’ at gCaptain:
A neopanamax containership has suffered a gash to its hull after [...]
From the Port of San Diego:
The Port of San Diego was honored to welcome Vice President Joe Biden for an official visit on July 13, 2016, to deliver remarks on trade enforcement.
The Vice President’s speech took place at the Port’s Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego, where a large U.S. flag [...]
Strikes at Korean yards are becoming more common as anger grows at senior management and the government This photo was taken in September 2015 when workers struck at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea.
Workers at eight of South Korea’s largest shipyards will go on strike on July 20 as a [...]
Our condolences are with the family and friends of Brother Williams. Excerpts from San Francisco BayView:
Cleophas Williams, ILWU Local 10
Cleophas Williams, 93, of Oakland, California, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2016. He was born June 12, 1923, to John Henry and Bertha Williams in Camden, Arkansas. He attended Booker T. Washington High [...]
From The News Tribune:
The Port of Tacoma evacuated the East Blair 1 dock Thursday morning after a worker found a stick of dynamite while cleaning mining equipment from Chile.
Workers returned to the job just before 1 p.m. Thursday after a trio of Washington State Patrol dogs searched the area, said Port of Tacoma [...]
In 2015, the average chief executive at the largest corporations in the U.S. earned 276 times what a typical worker made ― about $15 million, a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute reports.
From The Huffington Post:
Chief executives certainly have demanding jobs ― requiring long hours, boorish appearances on CNBC and earnest [...]
Sculptor Paul Michaels, second from left, listens to Local 23 longshoremen Jim Norton, left, Bill Connolly, center, and Ronald Magden, right, on what they’d like to see changed in the clay statue of Harry Bridges. One of the primary financial backers of the Bridges project — Emil Korjan, a former ILWU member who died [...]