International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

29 Aug 2014
Despite the lack of a new West Coast labor contract two months after the expiration of the last agreement, the threat of work stoppages to peak-season merchandise is rapidly receding, according to a retail industry consultant.
Snake River
06 Nov 2013
A federal judge has found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in civil contempt of court for ignoring an order to stop waterborne picketing at grain barges.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland.
21 Oct 2013
The Port of Portland will market its strategic position as an export gateway as it seeks to attract other trans-Pacific carriers to replace Hanjin Shipping Co., which told port officials at the weekend it plans to discontinue its weekly service.
A Hanjin container ship at Port of Portland's Terminal 6.
21 Oct 2013
Hanjin Shipping plans to leave the Port of Portland, Ore., to cut costs, putting the port’s container terminal and regional economy at risk, The Oregonian reports.
16 Oct 2013
A U.S. district court in Oregon on Oct. 15 issued a preliminary injunction intended to prevent the International Longshore and Warehouse Union from picketing a barge company that shuttles grain on the Snake and Columbia rivers to the Marubeni-Columbia Grain elevator in Portland.
03 Oct 2013
Several members of Congress have asked U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to use the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement talks to help resolve the months-long lockout of International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers in the Pacific Northwest by two Japanese grain conglomerates.
11 Sep 2013
The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO today announced that it will remain an affiliate of the American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations.
08 Sep 2013
The county prosecutor in Vancouver, Wash., will not file charges against a longshoreman accused of intentionally damaging machinery at the United Grain export terminal.
Port Freeport dockworker
05 Sep 2013
The AFL-CIO and its Maritime Trades Department are quite willing to help longshore unions resolve jurisdictional issues on the waterfront, but only if the dockworkers remain part of the umbrella organization, MTD President Mike Sacco said Thursday.
Port of Tacoma dockworkers
30 Aug 2013
Fed up with a perceived lack of support from the AFL-CIO during its many recent jurisdictional disputes, one of the organization’s most powerful members, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, is pulling out of the umbrella labor organization.
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.