The American Radio Association, the Inlandboatmen’s Union, the International Longshoremen’s Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association endorse Obama-Biden ticket. The members of the Maritime Labor Alliance are fully committed to the future growth and economic viability of the United [...]
Full operations resumed at the Port of Oakland Thursday morning, a day after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs after a maintenance worker died from injuries reportedly sustained when he was caught in a moving part of the container crane he was servicing.
The 51-year-old worker was a member of the [...]
Cameron Williams, center, president of ILWU Local 19, is flanked by attorneys and other union representatives (far left, Max Vekich, and far right, Andrea Stevenson, both representing ILWU Local 52) as he talks to reporters, Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, about the intent to file a lawsuit on behalf of International Longshore and Warehouse Union [...]
From the Oregonian:
Longshoremen and owners of Northwest terminals that handle a quarter of the nation’s grain exports have agreed to resume contract talks Oct. 29 with a federal mediator.
As a lockout threat looms, the West Coast longshore union and the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association have agreed to a mediation agency request [...]
From the International Longshoremen’s Association web site:
The ILA published this photo and article in support of ILWU President Robert McEllrath, pictured here with supporters from global maritime unions.
ILWU President Bob McEllrath Convicted of Misdemeanor Offense In Longview, Washington; ILA Stands With Brave ILWU President Who Said: ‘Fighting For Good Jobs In America [...]
Collective bargaining negotiations are underway in the Northwest between the ILWU and grain industry giants. Here’s the background in the ILWU Dispatcher:
Grain is the new gold for multinationals eager to move valuable cargo for a healthy profit.
Global grain giants, 80 years into contract, try to squeeze longshore workers
Wheat-based bread on Japan’s [...]
Click on the image above to watch a related video from the Maritime Union of Australia.
The call to free Said El Hairech took on international dimensions
The UMT union worker that organised both a Tangier dockworker agreement and protests against the stranding of nearly 200 Moroccan seafarers in Spanish and French [...]
The ILWU is in extended talks with the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association. Talks with the union are scheduled through mid-October. The current contract expired Sunday. The ILWU workers handle half of the grain exports in the U.S. ILWU members walked off their jobs temporarily in Portland upon news Friday that Robert McEllrath, president of [...]
The president of ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) had a meeting with Harold Dagget, president of ILA (International longshoremen’s Association) and Bob McElrath, president of ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) regarding mutual promises on the subject of job security, retraining, jurisdiction and improved working conditions in exchange for increased automation.
In order to replace [...]
At the September 26-28 trial of ILWU International President Bob McEllrath, longshore members, leaders and pensioners from Southern and Northern California, the Oregon area, the Puget Sound, Hawaii and Canada attended to show their support and solidarity.
From the Daily Breeze:
The head of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union was convicted of a [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and grain terminal operators in the Pacific Northwest continue to meet each day in hopes of reaching a settlement before the current labor contract expires on Sunday.
It is difficult to judge if there has been any progress in the negotiations because [...]
From the Daily News:
The international president of the longshore union is back on trial in connection with last year’s labor dispute, three months after his last District Court trial ended in a hung jury.
Robert McEllrath of San Francisco, international president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is charged with obstructing a train [...]
Excerpts from the Oregonian:
With a contract expiring in five days, managers of Northwest grain terminals are preparing for a showdown with longshoremen that could far eclipse this summer’s turmoil at the Port of Portland.
Half of the nation’s wheat exports flow through Portland and Puget Sound ports. To keep shipments moving, managers [...]
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) had a high-level meeting in Washington, D.C. on 12 September, which was also attended by ITF president and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) national secretary Paddy Crumlin and ITF maritime coordinator Steve Cotton.
Mr Crumlin reported on the events leading up to [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation said his meeting with U.S. dockworker union leaders produced mutual pledges of support for union job security, retraining, jurisdiction and improved working conditions in exchange for automation.
ITF President Paddy Crumlin met last week in Washington with Harold Daggett, president of the [...]