International Longshore and Warehouse Union sympathizers attempted to block a grain vessel from being loaded this week at an export terminal in Kalama, Wash., making this the third incident in recent weeks in an ongoing feud between the ILWU and grain companies in the Pacific Northwest.
International Longshore and Warehouse Union
06 May 2013
Contract disagreements between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest accelerated over the weekend as Columbia Grain in Portland became the second facility where management locked out union workers.
03 May 2013
A total of six charges have been filed to the National Labor Relations Board by union dockworkers and United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, The Columbian reports.
01 May 2013
Dockworkers protesting the slow processing of medical claims picketed a terminal at the Port of Oakland Wednesday, one day after a similar action interrupted cargo handling at a terminal in Tacoma.
26 Apr 2013
Longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest are intensifying their efforts to draw attention to the plight of International Longshore and Warehouse Union members that have been locked out of a grain elevator in Vancouver, Wash., since Feb. 27.
24 Apr 2013
Modernization of cargo-handling operations and maintaining labor peace are foremost on the minds of West Coast waterfront employers as they look ahead to the expiration of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract on July 1, 2014.
08 Apr 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 has requested Washington’s King County Superior Court to accelerate its appeal of the ruling that Seattle and King County did not violate the...
25 Mar 2013
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and three grain terminal operators in the Pacific Northwest broke down at the weekend with each side refusing to consider the other’s proposal.
22 Mar 2013
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union have sent a joint letter to U.S. Sens. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and other officials...
12 Mar 2013
Cargo-handling at the Port of Tacoma ceased Tuesday afternoon as longshoremen mourned the loss of a crane mechanic.
11 Mar 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union grain workers Monday delivered what they consider to be a “fair” contract to the offices of United Grain Corp. with the hope of ending an employer lockout that has been under way at the Vancouver, Wash., grain export terminal since Feb. 27.
28 Feb 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4 charged that Wednesday’s lockout of its workers in Vancouver, Wash., by United Grain Corp. constitutes an unfair labor practice, and a union spokeswoman said the ILWU plans to file formal charges in the next few days.