In this week’s episode of City Inside/Out, speakers debate the job impacts of a current arena plan near the Port of Seattle:
On May 2, the Seattle City Council will vote whether or not to close one block on Occidental Avenue in SoDo to construct a new arena. Supporters say investor Chris [...]
From the Bernie Post:
A moving television ad released by Bernie Sanders features Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who discusses the true cost of war.
Sanders’ campaign released the ad on YouTube. It focuses on the cost of war, and is voiced by Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran and supporter of Bernie Sanders.
From The Loadstar in the UK:
Despite the impending break-up of both the G6 and CKHYE alliances, both have announced plans to launch Asia-US east coast services, deploying neo-panamax vessels.
However, the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) this week warned carriers there were increasing concerns about the safety of maneuvring larger vessels in the new [...]
Don’t be left out of the primary election!
Check your voter registration online today at this link: https://secure.sos.state.or.us/orestar/vr/showVoterSearch.do?source=SOS
Oregon has a closed primary — that means only voters registered with a party may be able to vote in that party’s primary. If you intend to vote, know that April 26 is your last chance [...]
Commenting on the continuing furore over the release of the Panama papers, ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) president Paddy Crumlin said: “Cover up, silence, secrecy, zero accountability. Those are what these leaks have exposed. For those who have campaigned against flags of convenience (FOCs) in shipping, these new facts, shocking though they are, will not [...]
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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is joining its Polish affiliated dockers’ union Solidarność today in celebrating the signing of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk.
The signing marks the end of a bitter three-year dispute between the port and its workforce that has included complaints from [...]
Panama Canal Pilots Union representatives with top ILWU officials at the Longshore Caucus in Panama City, Panama, on April 18, 2016.
Translated from the Spanish original, which was published at Panama On:
Panama Canal Pilots Union receives the ILWU on Panamanian soil
From Monday April 18th to Friday the 22nd, a series of [...]
Panama Canal Pilots union representatives with top ILWU officials at the Longshore Caucus in Panama City, Panama, on April 18, 2016.
The ILWU Longshore Caucus began Monday in Panama City. Today this article was published in Panama On, and is translated below:
La Unión de Prácticos del Canal de Panamá recibe en [...]
”Millions of the transport workers represented by our unions work for Maersk directly or via subsidiary companies and we are committed to making sure they have decent terms and conditions.” — Jacqueline Smith, ITF Maritime Coordinator
Maersk Line has agreed that it will ensure that any vessel it charters has an International Transport Workers’ [...]
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is backing Australian stevedores as they continue to fight for a fair deal on pay and conditions from port operator Patrick.
The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has rejected an arbitrary deadline put in place by Patrick to respond to their so-called final offer on a new Enterprise Agreement. [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
APM Terminals-operated Gateway Terminals India resumed normal vessel operations Tuesday morning after outsourced workers handling rubber-tire gantry crane operations ended a four-day strike that shut down export gates at the terminal and slowed down cargo handling at India’s busiest public port complex, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust.
Unionized RTG workers abruptly [...]
Our profound condolences go out to our ILWU Local 63 Brother’s family, friends, and brothers and sisters on the docks.
From the Daily Breeze:
A 71-year-old longshore worker was killed Wednesday at the Port of Los Angeles in what is being described as an industrial accident, a port spokesman said.
The man, a member of [...]
Excerpts from American Shipper:
Craig Merrilees, a spokesman for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, told American Shipper 22 longshoremen at the Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT) were dismissed by SSA Marine after they arrived for work at the regular starting time stipulated in their contract instead of earlier as the company wanted. An additional [...]