Excerpts from the Daily News:
A hung jury forced a mistrial late Friday night in the misdemeanor trial of ILWU President Robert McEllrath, accused of obstructing/delaying a train Sept. 7 at the Port of Longview.
McEllrath, the top executive in the ILWU, was accused of standing on the railroad tracks — along with several hundred [...]
From KOIN Local 6:
The lawsuit alleges police misconduct and violations of free speech rights of ILWU members.
On Wednesday ILWU leaders made a request to federal court to add Cowlitz County Prosecuting Attorney Susan Baur and Chief Criminal Deputy Charlie Rosenzweig as defendants in the union’s ongoing civil rights lawsuit against public and [...]
[See also: ILWU will challenge this morning's unjust reward]
The amount was $43,000 less than attorneys for the National Labor Relations Board had requested to cover damage at the terminal, law-enforcement overtime costs and attorney fees. Attorneys for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said they will appeal, arguing that the damage estimates were “general, [...]
A 57-year-old longshore union protester said she suffered a torn rotator cuff when law enforcement officers arrested her on the railroad tracks in front of a train bound for the EGT grain terminal.
She said she yelled in pain, which prompted another longshore union protester, Kelly Muller, to rush to her defense. Another officer was [...]