[NOTE: This is a Spanish translation of our grain update in the May Dispatcher. Read the English original at http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/?p=12592.]
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While NBA fans were disappointed after Wednesday’s decision by the league to reject a plan to move the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, not everyone in the Emerald City was that upset.
Freight industry leaders have been fighting plans to build a basketball arena in Seattle’s Sodo area. And the local longshore union has legal action [...]
ILWU Local 19 has been fighting to keep the area around the Port of Seattle industry-based rather than congested by non-shipping interests. A recent editorial by the Seattle Times’ Danny Westneat backed up their case:
I support bringing back the NBA. But the idea of turning surrounding blocks, especially to the south or west where [...]
Longshore workers from Oregon and Washington say they get a positive response when they talk about Mitsui’s taxpayer-funded infrastructure upgrades and negative impact on Northwest jobs
VANCOUVER, WA (April 25, 2013) – Washington and Oregon-based longshore workers, locked out of their longtime workplace United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver USA since February [...]
Excerpts from the Columbian:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, in its dispute over a new employment contract with Northwest grain terminal operators, views a temporary agreement it signed with U.S.-based Temco as a road map for resolving its differences with three other companies.
Jennifer Sargent, spokeswoman for the ILWU, said in an email to [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 has requested Washington’s King County Superior Court to accelerate its appeal of the ruling that Seattle and King County did not violate the State Environmental Policy Act by entering in a memorandum of understanding for the proposed construction of a sports arena in [...]
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Still reeling from last month’s court ruling that the environmental study is not flawed, the Longshoremen’s Union will appeal.
At a news briefing on Tuesday, aside the Longshoremen’s Union, Seattle Mayoral [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 28, 2013 CONTACT: Jennifer Sargent, 503-703-2933
Leaders say company has not shown evidence to back its accusations, and that security guards have been ‘shadowing and harassing our members every day’
PORTLAND, OR (February 28, 2013) – The men and women of ILWU Local 4, who have been working to reach a [...]
Local transportation, environmental and labor interests, led by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19, support the city’s attempt to attract professional basketball back to Seattle, but they want the arena to be constructed somewhere else.
The ILWU filed a lawsuit, charging that the city of Seattle and King County violated the State Environmental Policy [...]
International Transport Workers’ Federation news release:
ITF-affiliated unions around the world are showing support for their colleagues in the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) in what could be a major labour showdown in the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Multinational grain companies who are currently making record profits have reportedly hired replacement non-union [...]
From the Northwest Labor Press:
The talks ended Dec. 12 with no agreement, and ILWU reported that members voted to reject PNGHA’s final offer Dec. 21 and 22 by 93.8 percent. At that point, three PNGHA employers announced they would impose their terms: Louis Dreyfus Commodities, a Dutch company that owns grain elevators in Seattle [...]
The following statement was released today by ILWU Local 19 concerning likely move of Sacramento Kings to Seattle by Steve Ballmer and Chris Hansen:
The prospect of an NBA team returning to Seattle is great news, but ILWU local 19 feels that siting an arena in SoDo will adversely impact industrial and waterfront jobs. All [...]
Excerpts from the Oregonian:
The longshore union appeared to cave in Wednesday, agreeing members would begin working at Northwest grain terminals Thursday on terms they just resoundingly rejected.
But labor lawyers say the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is actually playing it smart. If longshoremen called a strike now, refusing to accede to terms they [...]
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