From the ILWU Dispatcher:
It was early in the afternoon of December 29, 2012 at the Pacific Beach Hotel – site of countless rallies and demonstrations led by Local 142. But on this day, [...]
A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday not to hear an appeal from Pacific Beach Hotel reaffirmed the rights of workers but did not end the lengthy labor dispute between the Waikiki hotel and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 142.
“It means that we were right all along and we’ve [...]
Hawaii’s Gov.-elect Neil Abercrombie … picked state Sen. Dwight Takamine (D, Hamakua-South Hilo) as director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Takamine is known as a union advocate, and he and his father, former International Longshore and Warehouse Union leader Yoshito Takamine, have represented the Hamakua coast in either [...]
The Port of San Diego produced a 6-minute video that includes longshore workers working on the Jean Anne, which is operated by Pasha Hawaii. Longshoremen and marine clerks in San Diego and Hawai’i handle a variety of cargo including school buses, piping, roller coasters for the Hawai’i state fair, mobile homes, yachts and [...]
Some 20,000 tons of trash has piled up at Campbell Industrial Park since Hawaiian Waste Systems was awarded the contract in September to begin shipping Oahu’s trash to the mainland [Port of Longview, WA].
As the delays dragged on, Hawaiian Waste Systems had been cited by the Health Department for storing 20,000 tons of trash [...]
Hawaii’s tariffs have not been increased since 1997 and the state’s commercial harbors, which suffer limited berth space, terminal resources, and crumbling docks, have not received a major upgrade in 20 years. If the tariff hikes are approved by Gov. Linda Lingle, they will be implemented in early 2010, with gradual increases over a five-year [...]
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