From the Associated Press:
A federal judge has reopened the dispute over which union workers at the Port of Portland should perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated cargo containers.
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Mosman ruled Monday that the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., overstepped its authority last August when [...]
Contract talks between the Port of Portland and security guards at its container terminal that began this summer will reenter mediation on Nov. 16, but a breakdown in talks could cripple the container yard, as well as two other terminals at the port, The Oregonian reported.
ICTSI Oregon has already been involved in a dispute [...]
Consolidated Chassis Management operates six regional cooperative pools. The trend follows a similar method that is used in Europe and Asia, where chassis are provided by truckers, forwarders or shippers.
Memphis-based IMC Companies has purchased more than 1,500 intermodal chassis from OOCL, which the company will put into Consolidated Chassis Management’s Mid-South cooperative pool.
Direct ChassisLink, Inc. will become a participant and chassis contributor to Consolidated Chassis Management, LLC’s Chicago and Ohio Valley Consolidated Chassis Pool and Gulf Consolidated Chassis Pool, the companies announced yesterday.
DCLI, which currently owns or leases approximately 66,000 chassis, will join other non-ocean carrier equipment providers, like leasing companies, third-party logistics providers and motor [...]
ILWU International President Robert ‘Big Bob’ McEllrath was detained on September 7, 2011 in Cowlitz County, WA, while protesting corporate greed with hundreds of ILWU members at EGT Port of Longview. Photo by ILWU Local 40 President Dawn Des Brisay.
The ITF has expressed its strong backing for Robert McEllrath, international president of the ILWU, [...]
The president of ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) had a meeting with Harold Dagget, president of ILA (International longshoremen’s Association) and Bob McElrath, president of ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) regarding mutual promises on the subject of job security, retraining, jurisdiction and improved working conditions in exchange for increased automation.
In order to replace [...]
At the September 26-28 trial of ILWU International President Bob McEllrath, longshore members, leaders and pensioners from Southern and Northern California, the Oregon area, the Puget Sound, Hawaii and Canada attended to show their support and solidarity.
From the Daily Breeze:
The head of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union was convicted of a [...]
From the Daily News:
The international president of the longshore union is back on trial in connection with last year’s labor dispute, three months after his last District Court trial ended in a hung jury.
Robert McEllrath of San Francisco, international president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is charged with obstructing a train [...]
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) had a high-level meeting in Washington, D.C. on 12 September, which was also attended by ITF president and Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) national secretary Paddy Crumlin and ITF maritime coordinator Steve Cotton.
Mr Crumlin reported on the events leading up to [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
The president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation said his meeting with U.S. dockworker union leaders produced mutual pledges of support for union job security, retraining, jurisdiction and improved working conditions in exchange for automation.
ITF President Paddy Crumlin met last week in Washington with Harold Daggett, president of the [...]
It’s been anything but quiet on the western front.
The past year has seen three heated disputes in the Pacific Northwest in which the ILWU is fighting to preserve what the union believes is its jurisdiction.
In Southern California, the Office Clerical Unit of ILWU Local 63, an unpredictable affiliate of the ILWU, has been [...]
Excerpts from Friday’s Journal of Commerce:
As member of waterfront employers group, ICTSI should have told PMA of IBEW contract, McKenna says
Jim McKenna, president of the West Coast waterfront employers group known as the Pacific Maritime Association, said the lawsuit involving the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Port of Portland “is not [...]
Union longshore workers from many Atlantic Coast District Ports are joining forces outside the United States Marine Barracks in Washington, DC to protest the loss of handling military cargo at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina. Hundreds more members of the International Longshoremen’s Association are also picketing simultaneously at the Port of Charleston.
Both demonstrations [...]
Excerpts from the Oregonian:
Portland longshoremen will not give up.
Thwarted by the National Labor Relations Board in their quest for two waterfront jobs, the dockworkers’ union is changing tactics, pressuring shipping lines to give them the work or face claims for lost wages.
If that happens, Hanjin Shipping Co., for one, plans to hand [...]