From the International Longshoremen’s Association web site:
ILWU President Bob McEllrath Convicted of Misdemeanor Offense In Longview, Washington; ILA Stands With Brave ILWU President Who Said: ‘Fighting For Good Jobs In America [...]
From the Daily News:
The international president of the longshore union is back on trial in connection with last year’s labor dispute, three months after his last District Court trial ended in a hung jury.
Robert McEllrath of San Francisco, international president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is charged with obstructing a train [...]
Excerpts from the Daily News:
A hung jury forced a mistrial late Friday night in the misdemeanor trial of ILWU President Robert McEllrath, accused of obstructing/delaying a train Sept. 7 at the Port of Longview.
McEllrath, the top executive in the ILWU, was accused of standing on the railroad tracks — along with several hundred [...]
Pres. McEllrath is the latest in a long line of workers prosecuted by Cowlitz County for labor demonstrations last summer; Local small business owner says County law enforcement should close chapter and focus legal resources on more serious crimes
LONGVIEW, WA (June 30, 2012) — After two days of trial for a simple misdemeanor, [...]
Unions unanimously pass resolution; download it at this link.
LONGVIEW, WA – Union delegates representing a broad swath of public and private sector workers in 30 local unions across Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties unanimously passed a resolution denouncing recent arrests and prosecutions of longshore workers and supporters, citing the prosecution’s failure to produce evidence and [...]
Excerpts from the Daily News:
Union officials say that law enforcement officers followed many of their members home to arrest them instead of mailing citations, which is common for misdemeanors.
The union has made massive public records requests of emails from county officials related to the protests. ILWU attorneys cited an email from Rosenzweig dated [...]
Email messages show awareness that Prosecuting Attorney Susan Baur was overreaching her role; Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig acknowledged that treatment of ILWU members was “much more affirmative” and “intentional” than standard procedure
LONGVIEW, WA (March 1, 2012) – Yesterday, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union asked the federal court for leave to add Cowlitz [...]
Port of Longview commissioners on Friday rejected the longshore union’s claim that they violated the state’s open meetings act last summer when they forbade trespassing on railroad tracks where hundreds were later arrested while protesting the EGT grain terminal.
The union’s claim is an attempt to defend some of those protesters from prosecution, and union [...]
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Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson was fined $250 Thursday for violating state election law last fall in a television commercial opposing the privatization of liquor sales.
Nelson appeared before the state Public Disclosure Commission Thursday in Olympia. The commission unanimously voted to [...]
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