Eleven of Oregon’s major agricultural organizations on Monday urged the state’s congressional delegation to support the fast-track trade bill as well as the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The push by the agricultural groups comes as the Oregon AFL-CIO is ratcheting up its campaign to to persuade Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., to oppose a fast-track trade bill.
[A PDF of the following letter is available at this link]
August 29, 2013
President Richard Trumka AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006
Re: ILWU Disaffiliation
It is with regret but resolve that we have come to the point where the International Longshore and Warehouse […]
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 […]
Commissioners voted 6-1, with one abstention, to authorize as much as $3.7 million in rent rebates to ICTSI Oregon Inc., which operates the Port’s international container terminal. The Port intends the payments, in the form of rent reductions, as savings that ICTSI can pass on to shipping lines so the ocean carriers will continue sending […]
The Port of Portland will pay shipping lines $10 a container to keep sending cargo vessels here despite longshore labor disputes that started last spring and drove up costs.
Port commissioners voted 7-2 Wednesday in favor of the payments to ocean carriers, up to a total $1 million, on top of subsidizing the company that […]
Willamette Week: ‘ILWU district president Jeff Smith says his union doesn’t need outsiders telling it when to strike.’ WW photo.
“If I wanted to shut down the port, I could do it without Occupy. I don’t need ’em,” says Jeff Smith, president of ILWU’s Columbia River District Council. “This is a question for the […]
The Oregon Senate on Wednesday confirmed Oregon AFL-CIO President Thomas E. Chamberlain as the newest member of the Port of Portland commission.
The governor appoints members of the commission.
The nine commissioners are unpaid. They serve four-year terms.
From the Portland Business Journal
Despite potential increases in cargo movement benefiting dockworkers, union opposes proposed Korea-United States trade agreement because it continues failed trade policy and is harmful to workers, consumers, and the environment in both South Korea and the United States
December 13, 2010
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The Honorable Nancy Pelosi United States House […]
This opinion piece is by Tom Chamberlain, president of the Oregon AFL-CIO, regarding the development of West Hayden Island, directly across from Portland’s container terminal 6.
Tom Chamberlain, Oregon AFL-CIO president, says Portand must respect West Hayden Island's designation as industrial land and support port use as well as preservation.
Sustainability is two-pronged: it […]