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ILWU to Shut Down All 29 West Coast Ports for 8 hours on Juneteenth (June 19)

ILWU Labor Protest

PortandTerminal.com, June 12, 2020 The mass labor action will also coincide with President Trump’s first election rally during the coronavirus pandemic in Tulsa, Oklahoma – the scene of one of the worst race massacres in US history in 1921. OAKLAND, CA – One week from today, on June 19th, members of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) will shut down …

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America’s dockworkers hit first by downtown – Bloomberg Editorial

American flag waving in front of container cranes at a port

BLOOMBERG, March 11, 2020 Dockworkers feel the effects before the downdraft hits truckers, farmers, railroads, distribution centers, stores and showrooms. Longshoremen hold a revered place in economic and political history — from the docks of London and South Africa to Southern California. They’re on the front line when waves of trouble arrive, whether from trade disputes, recessions in far-away places or natural disasters that …

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ILWU shenanigans at Port of Portland may bankrupt the dockworker union

PortandTerminal.com, December 3, 2019 “How a feud over two jobs tipped the West Coast longshore union toward bankruptcy” SEATTLE, WA – If you enjoyed watching Netflix’s “The Irishman”, you’re going to love this story. It doesn’t get crazier sounding than this. Los Angeles Time’s reporter Richard Read published a piece a few days ago about how a longstanding feud over …

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$93.6M awarded to Port Terminal operator for losses due to dock workers actions

By The Associated Press, November 5, 2019 PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $93.6 million to the former operator of the Port of Portland’s container terminal, finding the dock workers union sabotaged shipping traffic through years of labor slowdowns and stoppages. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the Philippine-owned ICTSI Oregon, which signed a 25-year lease in 2010 to operate Terminal …

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PORT OF LOS ANGELES: Maersk gets go-ahead to bring automation in despite ILWU concerns

PortandTerminal.com, July 12, 2019 The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners voted Thursday to allow the biggest tenant at the Port of Los Angeles, shipping company Maersk, to bring in automated electric-powered cargo handlers. LOS ANGELES – The vote marks the end of a 16-month permitting process APM went through at the Port of Los Angeles to install electric charging …

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Score one for humans. LA City Council rejects APM automation permit

PortandTerminal.com, July 1, 2019 The Los Angeles City Council on Friday voted unanimously to veto the construction permit for an automation project at APM Terminals’ Pier 400 Los Angeles, CA – Siding with dockworkers fearful of losing their jobs to robots, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously 12-0 on Friday to overrule a permit that would have allowed for the use …

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Port shutdown looms as Vancouver longshore employees get lockout notice

PortandTerminal.com, May 29, 2019 Ninety-eight percent of the dock union’s workers backed the strike in hopes of securing a new contract to protect jobs and prevent the introduction of automated systems Vancouver, Canada – The Port of Vancouver, a key link for Canadian trade with Asia, appears headed to an almost full shutdown after companies that operate port facilities announced …

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Labor Day Special – Harry Bridges: Founder of the ILWU

May 9th, 2019 will mark the 85th anniversary of the start of the “Bloody Thursday” Strikes of 1934 in San Francisco which resulted in two strikers being killed and scores more shot and injured by police. The strike peaked with the death of two workers on “Bloody Thursday” and the San Francisco General Strike which stopped all work in the major port city for four days …

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