Handy Shipping Guide, a UK-based media outlet, published an article this morning called ‘Reefer Shipping Container Argument at Port Leads to Freight Slowdown and Truck and Trailer Delays; Ongoing Labour Dispute ‘Will Go On For Years’. Excerpts:
ICTSI still has no services agreement with Hanjin and continues with a labor management model that impedes terminal operations
PORTLAND, OR (DECEMBER 13, 2013) – Yesterday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced that all of the work associated with maintaining reefers (refrigerated containers) at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland will be assigned to [...]
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From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union disputes there’s a slowdown. And committeeman Leal Sundet is not hopeful about negotiations, “I don’t see Hanjin staying in Portland in the short-run,” he said.
“They may come back, they’ve been to Portland [...]
Printed in the Oregonian:
Hanjin departure from longshore union’s point of view: Guest opinion Print By Guest Columnist on November 02, 2013
By Leal Sundet
Since Hanjin Shipping Co.’s Oct. 17 announcement that it intends to stop calling on Portland, ICTSI Oregon Inc., the local arm of the Philippines-based company that operates Terminal 6, has [...]
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 [...]
From The Portland Tribune:
The longshore union’s broiling feud with the Port of Portland took another step Wednesday when the union announced it filed a lawsuit over a public records request the port says will cost $200,000.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union believes the quote — which it said equals a rate of $400 [...]
A proposed rule for the U.S. Coast Guard would misuse taxpayer resources to provide private security for foreign grain conglomerates and trample American workers’ speech rights on Columbia River
Note: Download the ILWU’s comments on the proposed rule here
PORTLAND, OR (July 15, 2013) – The United States Coast Guard has proposed a so-called “temporary [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The Oregon AFL-CIO executive board has voted to pass a resolution that supports International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers at the Port of Portland after they were locked out by Marabeni-Columbia Grain.
“The ILWU has a long history of backing up other unions in their struggles,” said Leal Sundet, ILWU [...]
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 [...]
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