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 [...]
News Release: Thursday, September 13, 2012
Six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, American Radio Association, Inlandboatmen’s Union, International Longshoremen’s Association, International Longshore & Warehouse Union, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, and International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, have announced the establishment [...]
The attorney for ILWU President Robert McEllrath on Monday said the Cowlitz County Prosecutor’s Office has not informed him whether his client will be put on trial again.
McEllrath was accused of standing on tracks with other members and supporters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to prevent a train from entering the EGT [...]
Excerpts from the Daily News:
A hung jury forced a mistrial late Friday night in the misdemeanor trial of ILWU President Robert McEllrath, accused of obstructing/delaying a train Sept. 7 at the Port of Longview.
McEllrath, the top executive in the ILWU, was accused of standing on the railroad tracks — along with several hundred [...]
Pres. McEllrath is the latest in a long line of workers prosecuted by Cowlitz County for labor demonstrations last summer; Local small business owner says County law enforcement should close chapter and focus legal resources on more serious crimes
LONGVIEW, WA (June 30, 2012) — After two days of trial for a simple misdemeanor, [...]
Looming labor problems shaping up at East and Gulf Coast ports this fall have apparel makers, retailers and other shippers scratching their heads and wondering whether they should send their holiday shipments to the West Coast.
Contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the United States Maritime Alliance—which represents East Coast shipping lines, terminal [...]
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