Excerpts from the Oregonian:
Portland longshoremen will not give up.
Thwarted by the National Labor Relations Board in their quest for two waterfront jobs, the dockworkers’ union is changing tactics, pressuring shipping lines to give them the work or face claims for lost wages.
If that happens, Hanjin Shipping Co., for one, plans to hand [...]
In its regular feature called “Hotseat,” the Willamette Week interviewed Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet and published parts of the interview:
The Willamette Week came to ILWU Local 8 to interview Sundet about the port dispute.
Leal Sundet says it’s bad enough that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is getting a raw deal at [...]
A third-party proposal to shut down terminals on December 12 has not been vetted by union’s democratic process
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 22, 2011) — In response to recent third-party announcements that community activists will attempt to shut down various West Coast marine terminals on December 12, 2011, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) [...]
In an article called “Occupy Protests Calls for West Coast Ports Shutdown; Protestors will have to attempt Dec. 12 shutdown without ILWU support,” the Journal of Commerce reported today:
The Occupy Movement is calling for a shutdown of all West Coast ports on Dec. 12, but they will have to pursue their goal without the [...]
Heavy-handed police presence at EGT in at Port of Longview, WA, September 22, 2011. Don Ryan/AP photo
TACOMA, WA [September 22, 2011] – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and ILWU Local 21 today responded to ongoing police brutality and harassment related to its labor dispute with EGT Development at the Port of Longview [...]
Sept. 14: The Pacific Northwest Grain Elevator Operators and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union came to agreement on a labor agreement on Wednesday. The agreement is subject to ratification by the union.
The ILWU represents 4,000 men and women on the docks and in grain terminals in Oregon and Washington. The Pacific Northwest Grain [...]
Leal Sundet, Coast Committeeman for the Coast Longshore Division, has sent this letter to Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson:
September 15, 2011
Via first class mail and fax
Sheriff Mark S. Nelson Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office 312 S.W. 1st Ave. Kelso, WA 98626
I am writing to urge you to change your current [...]
Peruvian Congressman and dockworker Luis Negreiros, center, last summer met with the ILWU Coast Longshore Division to discuss problems in Callao. Also pictured are Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.
[ENGLISH SUMMARY: In the following interview, Peruvian Congressman and union dockworker Luis Negreiros says the recent concession of Terminal Norte in [...]
“Union longshore workers have made the Northwest one of the most productive grain exporting regions in the world,” said Dan Coffman, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 21 in Longview. “This new grain terminal stands to gain by playing by the same rules as the other grain operators that are making [...]