Industry publications continue to show interest in the recent longshore protest in Coos Bay. From Pacific Maritime Magazine:
An International Longshore and Warehouse Union local branch has begun what it says is an informational campaign against an Oregon lumber company that has hired non-union labor to work at a new barge facility.
Members of ILWU [...]
This Port of Coos Bay photo shows the site of Southport’s barge slip, which was built with public finds. ‘The public needs to know what is going on,’ ILWU Local 12 member Gene Sundet told the local media. ‘Southport has been subsidized 100 percent. Now after taking public money, they are cutting jobs and [...]
ILWU Local 12 longshoremen protest the use of non-union labor in Coos Bay, Oregon, July 2012. Photo by The World.
About 25 Coos Bay International Longshore and Warehouse Union members gathered Monday outside Southport Lumber Co. to demand work.
Longshoreman Gene Sundet said Southport refused to hire union members for barge work at its [...]
Property Manager Mike Weston said the Pier 2 project will include removing wood covering 52,000 square feet on the east side of Pier 2, replacing parts of the support structure, laying down tin and rebar and pouring over it with concrete.
The Port of Astoria announced Tuesday that it received a $1 million grant [...]
Sometime in the next two weeks, the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay will reopen the rail line that was abandoned abruptly four years ago by the hedge fund-owned Central Oregon and Pacific Railroad.
“It’s sort of been like a nightmare/fairy tale saga,” DeFazio said. When the line is back, “It’s going to be a [...]
The final pieces are coming together to restore rail service to the South Coast. Governor Kulongoski visited Reedsport recently with a $7.8 million check in hand. The money comes from the ConnectOregon program, which uses lottery bonds to invest in non-highway transportation.
The Port of Coos Bay is getting that $7.8 million check to get the [...]