Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna said today the U.S. West Coast employers’ organization will begin contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on May 12, an announcement that should silence calls from retailers urging an early start to negotiations.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
30 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union will take to a federal appellate court its jurisdictional battle over the handling of refrigerated containers at the Port of Portland, the ILWU stated in a press release.
29 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, in a determined effort to protect its jurisdiction — or carve out new jurisdiction — is escalating its picketing activities in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, Wash.
22 Aug 2013
The Port of Oakland was operating smoothly Thursday, with no sign of protesting truckers, and no delays at marine terminal gates. Chris Lytle, Oakland’s executive director, intends to do everything possible to maintain fluid operations after weeks of sporadic work stoppages by longshoremen and protests by harbor truckers over slow turn times and pending environmental requirements.
20 Aug 2013
All of the marine terminals at the Port of Oakland were back in operation by mid-morning Tuesday following more trucker demonstrations and a claim by dockworkers that the trucker pickets presented a health and safety issue at one of the terminals.
19 Aug 2013
Marine terminal gates at the Port of Oakland were beginning to reopen at noon Monday following a morning-long blockade by owner-operator truck drivers protesting slow turn times at marine terminals.
12 Aug 2013
Regarding the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s lawsuit against Oregon’s Port of Portland, the port has responded that at “no time” did it deny access to its public records.
09 Aug 2013
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has filed a lawsuit against the Port of Portland, Ore., alleging numerous ongoing violations of the Oregon Public Records Act.
19 Jul 2013
West Coast waterfront employers are formulating their bargaining strategy for the 2014 contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and it appears the main issues will center around pensions, health care and, especially, jurisdiction.
16 Jul 2013
The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed establishment of temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grain shipment and grain shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with Mitsui, Marubeni and Louis Dreyfus facilities on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
12 Jul 2013
A work stoppage that shut down the SSA Marine terminal at the Port of Oakland for one shift this week apparently was in v
09 Jul 2013
The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district judge’s order that two locals of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union pay damages to the National Labor Relations Board and an employer in connection with union picketing that turned violent at the Port of Longview, Wash., Metropolitan News-Enterprise reports.