Striking Nestle worker and union organizer Oscar López Triviño was shot by multiple paramilitaries in Colombia this week.
Our condolences go out to Mr. López’ family, friends and colleagues. Nuestras condolencias a los familiares, compañeros de trabajo y amigos del señor López.
Oscar López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city [...]
Locked-out ILWU members and supporters have taken their message to the water. Union members have been locked out by Japanese corporations Marubeni and Mitsui. Photo by ILWU Local 4
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
A federal judge has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in civil contempt of court for ignoring an [...]
Workers at the Port of Baltimore are back on the job after striking last week.
Longshoremen at the port went on strike last week after contract negotiations stalled Tuesday. Three other unions representing port workers joined the strike.
The Port of Baltimore said late Friday that management and the longshoremen agreed to a 90-day cool [...]
Exploiting Taft-Hartley loopholes, the grain elevators created shell companies to try and conceal their own involvement at the spud barges. The Union believes that restricting water pickets violates free speech rights. Photo by OPB.
A U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary ruling Tuesday ordering the ILWU to cease picketing of Tidewater’s spud barges until [...]
Gov. Jay Inslee
”We know that common ground can be met with good faith bargaining as shown by the TEMCO agreement and hope similar negotiations and progress can be made here. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of resolving this issue.”
– Gov. Jay Inslee, WA
ILWU Local 4 President Cager [...]
From the Handy Shipping Guide:
”We see this over and over again –- domestic security organisations such as the Coast Guard, which is funded by taxpayer dollars, used to protect foreign companies to the detriment of the American worker.” — Leal Sundet, ILWU Coast Committeeman
Our earlier stories make it plain that, as an official [...]
Marubeni-Columbia Grain at the Port of Portland
Calls on Marubeni to immediately end lockout at Columbia Grain
Longshore workers who are locked out by a foreign corporation at the Port of Portland recently got a boost of solidarity from fellow union members across the state. The Oregon AFL-CIO executive board unanimously voted to pass [...]
No deal, no work. That’s the ultimatum from hundreds of works in charge of sailing Matson ships to the state.
The clock is ticking for the company and crewmembers to reach a new contract. But with 10 days left, the union says talks are severely stalled.
Sailors and Marine firemen are putting the pressure on [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
U.S. East Coast ports experienced widely varying impacts from the months-long threat of labor strife that began last year with the breakdown of talks for a new International Longshoremen’s Association contract.
Because the ILA contract was not settled until early this year, cargo diversions continued into the first quarter of [...]
About 80 workers at Newcastle’s main coal loader will strike for eight hours tonight after this week’s negotiations failed to see a resolution to outstanding issues.
The Maritime Union of Australia held talks with Port Waratah Coal Services again yesterday.
It is the latest round of industrial action in a month of disputes involving PWCS.
Information meetings where held from 8 to 10 am and had a massive turnout. The activity stopped in all the ports except for the minimum services.
Monday morning all Spanish ports held information meetings where union officers explained to their fellow dockworkers the inflexible position adopted by Anesco, in the various meetings that took [...]
Locked Out: Members of Local 4 are on the picket line after being locked out by Mitsui-United Grain in Vancouver, WA. Members of ILWU Local 8 are also locked out at Marubeni-Columbia Grain in Portland. Photo by Jared Moultrie, ILWU Local 4 member.
Longshore workers in Oregon and Washington are continuing their round-the-clock fight [...]
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.