Longshoreman Labor

News concerning the maritime port and labor industry including employment, unions and more.

Commentary

The push-back by members of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group to make recommendations on how to monitor port productivity is an insult to shippers that have little, if any, control over whether labor, terminals and railroads come together to curb port congestion.

News & Analysis

30 Sep 2016
A judge has put an end to months-long industrial actions, in which dockworkers at the port of Santos disrupted operations and even boarded vessels.
27 Sep 2016
Angry dockers in Santos that are disrupting operations at four Santos container terminals have stepped up their rhetoric.
An agreement to extend contracts early from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and International Longshoremen’s Association would usher in an unprecedented era of labor peace at US ports.
27 Sep 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday raised shippers’ hopes for a longer period of labor peace at US West Coast ports.
23 Sep 2016
Eight dockworkers boarded a container ship berthed at Santos as part of ongoing industrial action in the harbor.
Libra Terminais T-37 terminal, pictured, is one of four terminals that has been impacted by a disagreement between management and a casual labor pool.
19 Sep 2016
Dockworkers at the largest port in South America have gone on strike just days after customs officers in the harbor decided to increase the frequency of slowdowns in their campaign for higher wages.
16 Sep 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association is refusing to load Hanjin Shipping containers aboard ships or allow Hanjin boxes to leave US East and Gulf Coast terminals.
A maritime security program designed in the wake of 9/11 may not have been as effective as hoped.
12 Sep 2016
Lax oversight by regulators has made it possible that maritime workers with criminal backgrounds are working at US ports.
02 Sep 2016
The immediate impact of a 24-hour nationwide strike underway Friday in India reportedly has been less severe than previously feared on the nation’s transport systems.
31 Aug 2016
NYSA says case "was not about fair hiring practices."
A courtroom of the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, which was the latest venue where the International Longshoremen’s Association and New York Shipping Association tried to cut the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor out of their hiring practices.
30 Aug 2016
Appeals court rejects claims the commission illegally interfered in collective bargaining agreement.