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
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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,
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
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
Union head says Mitsui is ‘profiting from the United States’ infrastructure, natural resources and labor’ yet breaking U.S. law with its lockout VANCOUVER, WA (MARCH 5, 2013) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 4 has filed an Unfair Labor Practice charge against Mitsui-United Grain for the company’s lockout of its workforce
Leaders say company has not shown evidence to back its accusations, and that security guards have been ‘shadowing and harassing our members every day’
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Locals 23, 21, 19, 8 and 4 and U.S.-based grain company TEMCO, LLC today jointly announced that they have respectively ratified a 5-year interim collective bargaining agreement covering three TEMCO grain export facilities in Portland, Ore., Tacoma, Wash., and Kalama, Wash. The agreement will be signed and implemented