From today’s Columbian:
Union dockworkers and grain-terminal owners in the Northwest, including United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, who’ve sparred for more than a year over terms [...]
Boring at Seattle’s $2 billion tunnel project has been delayed again until next week.
Officials with contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners said Friday that the boring machine is going through more tests before it can be restarted. They say some of the early material that the machine was tunneling through apparently had a chance to solidify [...]
From the Capital Press:
Several representatives of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have recently gone on “road trips” to rural communities in Washington and Montana to protest the grain handlers’ actions and try to win favor with farmers.
Along the way, they’ve picketed grain elevators owned by Columbia Grain, United Grain and Louis Dreyfus.
Excerpts from the Seattle Times:
Despite a halt to the longshore union’s picketing Tuesday, tunnel-boring machine Bertha needs a few days before it can restart.
One might expect drilling to begin immediately, given that Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP) had four weeks of delay to prepare. But it’s not that simple, contractor and state officials say.
Mismanagement of Seattle’s “Big Bertha” Tunnel Project is responsible for the current labor problems with the Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), contends representatives from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 19.
The union cites problems at the top management levels of STP relating to the Deep Bore Tunnel “Project Labor Agreement” (PLA), and problems [...]
From KIRO News:
The Longshoremen’s Union has been picketing the Seattle tunnel project site since Tuesday, claiming it was promised four jobs removing dirt from the boring machine. The pickets have kept the building trades union workers, who have the contract for removing the dirt, from accessing the site.
Those unions, the Pacific [...]
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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