Office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach late Wednesday approved a tentative contract that had been negotiated by their officers but was later rejected by several of the union’s bargaining units.
John Fageaux, president of International Longshore and Warehouse Unit Local 63, and Stephen Berry, lead negotiator for the Harbor Employers Association, released a joint [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Three of the more than a dozen bargaining units representing office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sent employers and union leaders scrambling Thursday by rejecting a tentative contract agreement that was reached in December.
The Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers [...]
Despite a clerical workers strike at half its terminals, imports and exports at the Port of Long Beach rose more than 20 percent last month, thanks to two major shipping lines that recently added services, port officials said Thursday.
After months of mostly declining growth, the number of imported containers in November jumped 20.2 percent [...]
Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach late last week ran night and weekend gates to work off much the cargo that was backed up at the ports after an eight-day office clerical workers strike, so Monday was not as bad as some had feared.
“It’s busy, but manageable,” said Bruce Wargo, president of PierPass Inc., [...]
From David Macaray, former labor union rep and current Los Angeles playwrite and author in the Huffington Post:
Some truths about this ILWU shutdown: First, the strike wasn’t about money. These logistical workers earn about $41 per hour, a solid middle-class income. Second, it wasn’t “spontaneous.” They’ve been working without a contract for two and [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 CONTACTS: Craig Merrilees 510-774-5325, Roy San Filippo 213-221-5712
LOS ANGELES, CA — Four hundred and fifty office clerical workers ended their one-week strike to secure good jobs for working families in the harbor community by winning new protections that will help prevent jobs from being outsourced to Texas, [...]
The Associated Press reported today on the end of the Office Clerical Unit’s strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach:
“I’m really pleased to tell all of you that my 10,000 longshore workers in the ports of LA and Long Beach are going to start moving cargo on these ships,” said Ray [...]
Negotiators reached a tentative deal late Tuesday to end the strike that has hobbled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for more than a week.
The deal would not become final unless it is authorized in a vote of the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit.
Both union [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
Striking office clerical workers and their employers agreed Tuesday to accept federal mediation in an attempt to end the week-long strike that has crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Dozens of trade and transportation groups have pleaded with negotiators to accept mediation in a dispute that [...]
From the Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has had enough. He wants round-the-clock bargaining to end the six-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with the help of a mediator.
The strike has pitted the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit against some [...]
ILWU Coast Longshore Division News release:
Union and employers confirm that the ILWU Local 63 Office Clerical Unit picket line is bona fide and that longshoremen have a right to respect the picket line
SAN PEDRO, CA (November 29, 2012) – The ILWU-PMA Coast Labor Relations Committee that establishes policy and administers the contract between [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) released the following statement on the developing strike at the Port of Los Angeles by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63’s office:
Grace Napolitano, CA-38
“Having been a secretary myself, I know very well the concerns of clerical workers including [...]
SAN PEDRO, CA — In response to the developing strike action taken by workers of ILWU Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit, Congresswoman Janice Hahn released the following statement:
Congresswoman Janice Hahn represents California’s 36th District.
“I stand in solidarity with the hard working clerical workers, most of whom are women, of the ILWU Local 63’s [...]
Clerical workers at Pier 400 walked off the job to protest their inability to negotiate new contracts with terminal operators. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63′s Office Clerical Unit has been trying to negotiate a new agreement with 14 employers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since its last one [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Office clerical workers and waterfront employers in Los Angeles-Long Beach have agreed to continue negotiating throughout the month of September.
In an announcement published on its Web site, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association released the following statement regarding its contract negotiations with the Office Clerical Unit of International [...]