[A PDF of the following letter is available at this link]
August 29, 2013
President Richard Trumka AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
Re: ILWU Disaffiliation
It is with regret but resolve that we have come to the point where the International Longshore and Warehouse [...]
Published in Maritime Executive:
An Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board issued a preliminary decision and recommended order on August 28 that the ILWU is not legally entitled to perform disputed work that is covered by the ILWU’s 80-year-old collective bargaining agreement with the union’s West Coast employers. The work was [...]
Montana wheat farmers are among those who have relied on the continual service provided by experienced longshore workers to export grain since 1934.
From the Billings Gazette:
In a rare move, longshoremen from the Pacific Northwest are traveling across Montana cautioning wheat farmers about possible trouble shipping grain from the state overseas.
Montana wheat [...]
From The Stand:
ILWU Walk the Coast events happen up and down the West Cast to support worthy charities.
Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and community supporters host annual ILWU Walk the Coast events up and down the West Coast in the fight against childhood cancer, pancreatic cancer and ovarian cancer. [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district judge’s order that two locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union pay damages to the National Labor Relations Board and an employer in connection with union picketing that turned violent at the Port of Longview, Wash., Metropolitan News-Enterprise [...]
The West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) recently announced an 8.1 percent increase in the Traffic Mitigation Fee (TMF) at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, scheduled to take effect on August 19, 2013. The increase will sustain continued operation of PierPass OffPeak gates amid labor cost increases.
Beginning August 19, the TMF will [...]
Excerpts from the Long Beach Post:
Longshoremen from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) who work for the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) took a day off from unloading container ships at the Port of Long Beach Monday to protest changes in healthcare processing that they say has left workers and their families with [...]
Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Randy Baker, vice president of the ILWU’s Alaska Longshore Division, said this isn’t the first time he’s fought the battle for more work for longshoremen, but he’s hoping this time to win.
Mark Horne is a man on a mission. Or two. He wants to eliminate the use of [...]
From the Associated Press:
A federal judge has reopened the dispute over which union workers at the Port of Portland should perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated cargo containers.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ruled Monday that the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., overstepped its authority last August when [...]
Judge says NLRB ‘violated clear statutory mandate’ when it intervened in longshore union dispute with ICTSI at the Port of Portland last year
PORTLAND, OR (June 17, 2013) – Today, United States District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman issued an order vacating the National Labor Relations Board’s August 13, 2012 decision in International Brotherhood of [...]
Excerpts rom the Journal of Commerce:
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has repeated its concerns, as well as its member unions’ concerns, regarding the lockout of International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers at the United Grain terminal in Washington’s Port of Vancouver in Washington and the Columbia Grain terminal in Oregon’s Port of Portland.