Longshore & Shipping News
Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO news release:
WASHINGTON, DC — Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) issues this statement on the contract impasse between TTD member International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (OCU) and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association:
“The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO stands [...]
Representatives of Northwest grain terminals that export half the nation’s wheat issued a statement Thursday blasting the longshore union and extending their final contract offer until Dec. 8.
Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association negotiators accused aunion spokesperson of using inflammatory language to misrepresent terms of the offer, which initially expired Wednesday.
The group of four [...]
From Northwest Public Radio:
A possible strike or lock out at Northwest grain terminals would have a profound effect on U.S. wheat exports.
Longshoremen in Portland have been in tense labor negotiations that could affect six grain terminals in Portland, Vancouver and Puget Sound. Those talks have stalled for the moment.
Northwest ports make [...]
Excerpts from Wednesday’s Columbian:
Brad Clark, president of the ILWU Local No. 4 in Vancouver — which has 203 longshore workers — said “our interest is to continue to go to work.”
He said the union has requested additional dates for further negotiations and that “our intention has been to get an agreement.”
However, he [...]
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today reacted angrily to reports that trade union representatives’ phone calls had been bugged by their employers at the port of Los Angeles, USA.
Speaking from Cyprus, where dockers’ and seafarers’ union leaders from around the world are meeting, ITF president Paddy Crumlin stated: “These are extremely serious charges. [...]