Our hearts are still broken from losing our brother in June. From an article titled ‘Washington Marine Cargo Handling Company Cited for Willful Safety Violations After Worker’s Fatal Fall’:
Jimmie Meadows, March 3, 1968 – June 25, 2016
For longshoremen who load and offload timber in the upper Northwest, every ship that sails into port […]
The Port of Portland has ten marine terminals, all of which are experiencing good labor relations except for the one operated by ICTSI.
From an article titled ‘Oregon Lawmakers Call For End To Port Labor Dispute’ on Oregon Public Broadcasting:
A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers issued a letter this week, calling for an […]
From the Portland Business Journal:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Tuesday blamed ICTSI Oregon Inc. — the company hired to manage the Port of Portland’s sole container terminal — for the departure of the port’s largest shipping service, Hanjin Shipping.
“Hanjin’s stated departure from Portland rests solely on ICTSI’s inherent refusal and failure […]
Excerpts from The Oregonian:
The Port of Portland’s Terminal 6 shut down again Wednesday, this time after a verbal altercation between container-yard employees and longshore workers.
“Today ICTSI and Port supervisors threatened top loader drivers with physical violence, showing once again that ICTSI and the Port are working in collusion against union members,” said ILWU […]
The following letter was sent from the ILWU’s Puget Sound District Council President Dan McKisson regarding work that the Port of Vancouver has contracted for today, June 28, through Wednesday, July 3. The original letters Brother McKisson refers to are available at these links:
Port of Vancouver attorney’s June 26 letter to ILWU announcing work […]
[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.]
Cierre patronal: Los miembros del Local 4 en la línea de piquete después de que Mitsui-United Grain bloqueara su entrada en Vancouver, WA. Foto de Jared Moultrie, muellero de ILWU Local 4.
Los estibadores […]
Locked Out: Members of Local 4 are on the picket line after being locked out by Mitsui-United Grain in Vancouver, WA. Members of ILWU Local 8 are also locked out at Marubeni-Columbia Grain in Portland. Photo by Jared Moultrie, ILWU Local 4 member.
Longshore workers in Oregon and Washington are continuing their round-the-clock fight […]
The Associated Press has reported:
A Portland longshoreman sustained minor injuries after getting hit by a truck while picketing at the Port of Portland.
Jennifer Sargent, a spokeswoman for the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, says the worker is recovering at home after injuring his knee, elbow and back. She declined to release his identity.
PORTLAND, OR (May 18, 2013) – A Portland longshore worker is recovering at home after being struck by a Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer who was crossing an ILWU picket line at the Port of Portland on May 16. The worker, a member of ILWU Local 92, was knocked to the ground after the semi truck’s driver […]
From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
The Port of Portland approved a plan Wednesday to pay shipping companies to continue calling at the port. The total payout is capped at one million dollars.
Port spokesman Josh Thomas says it’s needed to offset the cost increases and productivity losses that are happening as a result of the dispute […]
The Columbian today published an informative article by reporter Aaron Corvin. A link to the full article follows.
The union negotiating team is unanimously recommending that members of longshore union locals — which include ILWU Local No. 4 in Vancouver, home to 203 longshore workers — vote “no,’ according to a statement issued by Leal […]
As a strike looms, Oregon’s state conciliator plans to hold last-ditch talks Saturday between longshore security guards and the Port of Portland.
State Conciliator Robert Nightingale said Monday he would mediate talks in an attempt to avert a strike scheduled by Port security officers.
If no agreement is reached, Local 28 of the International Longshore […]
From today’s Oregonian:
Longshore security officers plan to strike at the Port of Portland Nov. 25 if talks Friday don’t produce a contract. The move would freeze millions of dollars worth of freight including shipping containers, autos, steel, commodities and bulk cargo.
A strike by just 25 officers who work at the gates of […]
Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet commented on recent issues at ICTSI, the private, Philippines-based terminal operator that took over operations at the Port of Portland two years ago. Excerpts from the Oregonian:
Operations at Portland’s international container terminal, a workhorse of Oregon’s economy, appear increasingly tenuous as a third labor conflict surfaces and big customers waver.