The Maritime Union held its 4th Triennial Conference in Wellington from Tuesday 6 November to Friday 9 November.
Maritime Union of New Zealand General Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the Conference concludes a three year period of intense activity for the Union.
He says that the Ports of Auckland dispute had been on the agenda, along [...]
Ken Riley, left, an International Longshoremen’s Association Vice President and President of Local 1422, came to support ILWU International President Bob McEllrath at the Cowlitz County Hall of Justice last year. On Friday, a District Court judge sentenced Pres. McEllrath to one day in jail and 89 days suspended, plus a $500 fine. Photo [...]
The IDC unites dockworkers around the globe, including ILWU, seen here represented by International President Robert McEllrath and Vice President (Mainland) Ray Familathe last month.
The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO plans to affiliate with the worldwide International Dockworkers Council (IDC), according to an announcement by the ILA’s president, Harold J. Daggett.
The IDC is [...]
From ILA’s Facebook page:
Ken Riley, President of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston and an International ILA Vice President and Executive Council member
Kenneth Riley, President of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston, South Carolina and an International ILA Vice President and Executive Council member, was named President of the South Carolina AFL-CIO on April 5, [...]
From the South Carolina Progressive Network:
One of South Carolina’s largest economic engines, the Port of Charleston, is threatened by an anti-union bill (H-4652) now making its way though the state legislature. Sponsored by Rep. Bill Sandifer (R-Oconee), it would require unions to disclose every single financial transaction, publicize membership lists, and would raise the [...]
Regarding the lawsuit to keep cruises out of the Port of Charleson, ILA Local 1422 President Ken said, "There is a stigma in our community that won't be satisfied until every commercial maritime business has left this community."
Just hours after neighborhood, environmentalist and preservationist groups filed a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines, [...]
Port of Charleston
A dispute that came to blows over the unloading of a vessel by nonunion employees has led Ports America, the largest private terminal operator in the Americas, and stevedores serving marine shipping companies calling the Port of Charleston to sue the longshoremen’s union.
The plaintiffs, which also include the SSA Cooper [...]
Ken Riley, President, ILA Local 1422
Kenny Riley, who heads up the Charleston local 1422 of the International Longshoremen’s Association … said Wednesday that he doesn’t see any other way for the labor movement to win the battle against an anti-union bill in Wisconsin than to call for a general workers strike if [...]