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ITF reveals international supply chain agreement threat

From Port Technology:

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), a global trade union federation, has deemed an international agreement a risk for maritime workers and citizens due to the potential impacts of companies in the transport industry gaining too much power.

In a campaign launch announcement against the agreement, the ITF accused the European Union […]


ILWU Local 19 Files Lawsuit Against Seattle Over Arena

Local transportation, environmental and labor interests, led by International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19, support the city’s attempt to attract professional basketball back to Seattle, but they want the arena to be constructed somewhere else.

The ILWU filed a lawsuit, charging that the city of Seattle and King County violated the State Environmental Policy […]