From an article titled ‘Federal labor board rules longshoremen intentionally slowed work, made threats in 2012′ in The Oregonian:
The National Labor Relations Board has once again ruled that longshoremen engaged in unfair labor practices during a 2012 dispute with the container-terminal operator at the Port of Portland.
But the three-year struggle is not [...]
Although very little work is happening at Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland, its operator and the union representing the workers there are continuing to spar.
On Wednesday, ICTSI Oregon, which operates the container terminal, issued a press released trumpeting a National Labor Relations Board ruling affirming an administrative law judge’s ruling that ILWU [...]
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:
Problems with management began shortly after Philippines-based ICTSI took over the Port of Portland’s container terminal operations [...]
ILWU Longshore Caucus Delegates, March 2014
The 90 delegates and dozens of pensioners who gathered in San Francisco for the Coast Longshore Division Caucus concluded their two week meeting on March 7 after adopting an approach to negotiations for a new Longshore & Clerks Contract that expires on June 30.
Resolutions set the agenda
Filipino company ICTSI sought to undermine the collective bargaining agreement and multi-employer system that has benefited the industry and economy for decades
”ICTSI’s attack on the decades old collective bargaining relationship between the ILWU and its own employer association, PMA, demonstrates ICTSI’s arrogance and complete disregard for the rules of engagement here in [...]
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 [...]
Locked-out ILWU members and supporters have taken their message to the water. Union members have been locked out by Japanese corporations Marubeni and Mitsui. Photo by ILWU Local 4
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
A federal judge has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in civil contempt of court for ignoring an [...]
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 [...]
From the Handy Shipping Guide:
”We see this over and over again –- domestic security organisations such as the Coast Guard, which is funded by taxpayer dollars, used to protect foreign companies to the detriment of the American worker.” — Leal Sundet, ILWU Coast Committeeman
Our earlier stories make it plain that, as an official [...]
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 [...]