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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 [...]
Marubeni-Columbia Grain at the Port of Portland
Calls on Marubeni to immediately end lockout at Columbia Grain
Longshore workers who are locked out by a foreign corporation at the Port of Portland recently got a boost of solidarity from fellow union members across the state. The Oregon AFL-CIO executive board unanimously voted to pass [...]
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 [...]
[NOTE: This is a Spanish translation of our grain update in the May Dispatcher. Read the English original at http://www.longshoreshippingnews.com/?p=12592.]
Cierre patronal: Los miembros del Local 4 en la línea de piquete después de que Mitsui-United Grain bloqueara su entrada en Vancouver, WA. Foto de Jared Moultrie, muellero de ILWU Local 4.
Los estibadores [...]
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The ILWU Coast Longshore Division recently met in Caucus with 81 democratically elected delegates from 30 United States West Coast ports. At this Caucus, your strike in Hong Kong was thoroughly discussed, and it was unanimously agreed that the ILWU would do everything possible to ensure [...]
Union offers ILWU-TEMCO agreement as a template for negotiations; employer group refuses to budge from their November 16 ‘last, best and final’ proposal which members rejected by more than 90%
PORTLAND, OR (March 22, 2013) – Negotiations between the ILWU Locals 4, 8, 19, 21 and 23 and three members of the Pacific Northwest Grain [...]
ILWU International President Robert McEllrath delivers TEMCO agreement to Mitsui-United Grain, March 8, 2013. McEllrath was accompanied by approximately 400 ILWU members and supporters. Photo by Dawn Des Brisay, ILWU Local 40 member.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers recently delivered what they consider to be a “fair” contract to the offices of United [...]