USMX has issued the following news release:
Vote Concludes 13 Months of Negotiations with Longshoremen
NEWARK, N.J. (April 17, 2013) — After more than a year of bargaining, members of the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX) voted today to ratify a new six-year Master Contract with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). The approval came [...]
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 [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance ended three days of negotiations with optimism about a strike-free contract for East and Gulf Coast dockworkers.
The two sides agreed the ILA would fill any new jobs created by technology, and to establish a process under which any ILA [...]
Thursday’s decision by a Federal District Court in Portland validates the ILWU’s view that longshoremen are being unfairly blamed for carriers leaving the Port of Portland in recent weeks, when the real offender is Philippines-based ICTSI.
ILWU Coast Committeeman Leal Sundet said:
We respect the court and Judge Simon, and appreciate that he can see [...]
From the Journal of Commerce on July 4:
A U.S. District Court judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the International Longshore and Warehouse Union from engaging in work slowdowns at the Port of Portland’s container terminal.
An agreement announced Tuesday by all of the parties in the dispute clears the way for [...]
From the Oregonian:
Longshoremen worked at slightly increased speed Sunday afternoon to send Portland’s last container ship in a while on its way, a Port of Portland spokesman said.
Josh Thomas said workers at Terminal 6 still faced a shortage of equipment for loading and unloading the Hanjin Madrid, a 51,000-ton ship delivering containers of [...]
Excerpts from the Daily Labor Report:
ILWU, in concert with the Pacific Maritime Association—“a multi-employer collective bargaining association whose members include stevedoring companies, terminals operators” and contractors that employ longshoremen on the West Coast—filed a federal lawsuit June 13 against ICTSI that seeks to enforce a ruling made under their collective bargaining agreement that awarded [...]
PMA and ILWU File Joint Motion in US District Court in Oregon Seeking Immediate Intervention Against Philippines-based ICTSI for Continuing to Violate Collective Bargaining Agreement in Portland
PMA Member Carriers Have Demanded that ICTSI Comply with Contract it Signed when Joining PMA
On Monday, June 18, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and [...]
Port of Portland Terminal 6
The Port of Portland on Friday said it filed a complaint with federal labor authorities over a union dispute that it says has put its key Terminal 6 container terminal in a near-shutdown situation.
The port filed an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board National Labor [...]
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett defended the ILA’s negotiating positions and urged management to resume negotiations when the union’s wage scale committee meets later this month.
Daggett posted a letter on the ILA’s Web site reacting to a statement by James Capo, chairman and CEO of United States Maritime Alliance, who said Daggett was [...]