Office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach late Wednesday approved a tentative contract that had been negotiated by their officers but was later rejected by several of the union’s bargaining units.
John Fageaux, president of International Longshore and Warehouse Unit Local 63, and Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the Harbor Employers Association, released a joint [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were open for business Friday despite the rejection of a tentative contract agreement by office clerical workers.
However, what the next step will be involving the Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers is uncertain [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Three of the more than a dozen bargaining units representing office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sent employers and union leaders scrambling Thursday by rejecting a tentative contract agreement that was reached in December.
The Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers [...]
The Port of Los Angeles said its trade volume dropped in November, hurt by a week-long strike by clerical workers.
Container volume was down by 16 percent from the same period a year earlier.
But Port spokesman Phillip Sanfield said the container volume lost during the strike will be reflected in the December data.
Despite a clerical workers strike at half its terminals, imports and exports at the Port of Long Beach rose more than 20 percent last month, thanks to two major shipping lines that recently added services, port officials said Thursday.
After months of mostly declining growth, the number of imported containers in November jumped 20.2 percent [...]
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach late last week ran night and weekend gates to work off much the cargo that was backed up at the ports after an eight-day office clerical workers strike, so Monday was not as bad as some had feared.
“It’s busy, but manageable,” said Bruce Wargo, president of PierPass Inc., [...]
From David Macaray, former labor union rep and current Los Angeles playwrite and author in the Huffington Post:
Some truths about this ILWU shutdown: First, the strike wasn’t about money. These logistical workers earn about $41 per hour, a solid middle-class income. Second, it wasn’t “spontaneous.” They’ve been working without a contract for two and [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 CONTACTS: Craig Merrilees 510-774-5325, Roy San Filippo 213-221-5712
LOS ANGELES, CA — Four hundred and fifty office clerical workers ended their one-week strike to secure good jobs for working families in the harbor community by winning new protections that will help prevent jobs from being outsourced to Texas, [...]
The Associated Press reported today on the end of the Office Clerical Unit’s strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach:
“I’m really pleased to tell all of you that my 10,000 longshore workers in the ports of LA and Long Beach are going to start moving cargo on these ships,” said Ray [...]
Negotiators reached a tentative deal late Tuesday to end the strike that has hobbled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for more than a week.
The deal would not become final unless it is authorized in a vote of the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit.
Both union [...]
From the Long Beach Post:
President Barack Obama joined a number of affected organizations and top local officials Monday in urging the two bargaining parties in the ongoing clerical-workers strike at the port of Los Angeles and Long Beach to come to an agreement as quickly as possible.
“I can just tell you that we—and [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Striking office clerical workers and their employers agreed Tuesday to accept federal mediation in an attempt to end the week-long strike that has crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Dozens of trade and transportation groups have pleaded with negotiators to accept mediation in a dispute that [...]
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and ILWU Vice President-Mainland Ray Familathe. Associated Press photo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 CONTACT: Craig Merrilees 510-774-5325
LOS ANGELES, CA – ILWU office clerical workers will work with a federal mediator in order to secure an agreement with employers that protects good jobs from being outsourced [...]
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez represents California’s 47th Congressional District
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) released the following statement in response to strike negotiations between the workers of ILWU Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach:
“It is crucial that an agreement be reached soon, most importantly [...]
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is stepping up its support for hundreds of striking clerical workers represented by the ILWU in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after employers walked out of negotiations over the weekend, despite the union’s offer to enter into marathon bargaining to resolve the dispute.
Referring to the [...]