From Lonsghore & Shipping News: Our condolences go out to Mr. López’ family, friends and colleagues. Nuestras condolencias a los familiares, compañeros de trabajo y amigos del señor López. Oscar López Triviño was murdered on November 9 in the Colombian city of Bugalagrande a day after he and other members of his union, SINALTRAINAL, received [&hellip
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Filmmaker Nate Sacharow produced this short video on the history of the ILWU Local 56 “shipscalers” who work in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Fifty-Six from Nathan Factor Sacharow on Vimeo
With proposed rule, U.S. Coast Guard will misuse taxpayer resources to provide private security for foreign grain conglomerates and trample American workers’ speech rights on Columbia River
The United States Coast Guard has proposed a so-called “temporary safety zone” on the Columbia River that all but eliminates workers’ speech rights and puts foreign grain conglomerates, including Mitsui and Marubeni, in a protective bubble, buffering them from any consequences resulting from their continued lockout of American workers.
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has reiterated its and its member unions’ continuing concern over the unacceptable lockout of workers at the Port of Vancouver, Washington State, USA. The Federation laid out its views on the dispute in a formal complaint to Masami Iijima, president and CEO of Mitusi Limited, which owns United Grain [&hellip
Several hundred ILWU members gathered in Southern California’s harbor area on May 15 to participate in two “First Blood” events honoring the first workers killed during the 1934 West Coast strikes that led to the formation of the
Longshoreman recovering after being struck by Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer’s semi truck at picket line
A Portland longshore worker is recovering at home after being struck by a Marubeni-Columbia Grain customer that was crossing an ILWU picket line at the Port of Portland on May 16.
Like Mitsui-owned United Grain in Vancouver, Marubeni-owned Columbia Grain profits from America’s farms, roads, railroads and public ports
Below is an open letter from striking dock workers in Hong Kong to Li Ka-shing, billionaire owner of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd., and one of the richest men in the world. The dock workers striking for fair pay and better working conditions including bathroom breaks. Currently they make $90 in US dollars for a grueling 12-14 hour shift. Li Ka-shing, [&hellip
Two hundred Local 6 members went on strike at three Waste Management facilities during the early morning hours of March 15, shutting-down the company’s East Bay operations for six hours. Members organized multiple picket lines beginning at 2am in three locations: the company’s headquarters in Oakland, a recycling facility in San Leandro, and the massive [&hellip
Still reeling from last month’s court ruling that the environmental study is not flawed, the Longshoremen’s Union will appeal. At a news briefing on Tuesday, aside the Longshoremen’s Union, Seattle Mayoral candidate Steinbrueck slammed the study. “In short, the study is a sham,” he said. “It’s being fast tracked and it doesn’t comprehensively examine the [&hellip