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News Flash: ILWU, PMA reach tentative chassis agreement

Employers “hopeful that this will allow us to move toward conclusion of an agreement in the near term.”
BY CHRIS DUPIN |MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015… 555 more words


Wages of Class War: Reflections on Portland’s May Day

May Day can be your local mixer of “who’s who” in the radical and progressive scene, giving ample excuse to bring out the flags and dust off IWW songs from the 1930s.   1,157 more words

Housing Justice

Scab Bus Blocked at Port of Vancouver in Support of ILWU

Thirty community members and union supporters confronted and temporarily stalled a bus transporting scab workers to the Port of Vancouver, Washington, last Wednesday.

The action came a day before the one-year anniversary of the… 944 more words


AgTC: Statement of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition

To anyone reading this blog, this is a fantastic statement by the AgTC to explain the current situation between the ILWU/PMA, the struggles that Agriculture has and will continue to have, and the outlook of the West Coast ports depending on how these negotiations go.  1,434 more words



Last night for the first time, since my friend who has worked on the port for at least 25 years, the company(s) cut ALL night time shifts from the schedule…indefinitely! 308 more words

Citizen Jouralism

PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Negotiations

12/22/2014 the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) called for federal mediation in its negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU.) Citing lack of consensus on many issues, and voicing frustration with union activities, PMA spokesman Wade Gates stated the following in yesterday’s press release: “After seven months of negotiations, we remain far apart on many issues. 160 more words


Day 29... and counting.

Day 29 of port issues: slow-downs, lack in port production, ILWU walk-offs, truck congestion, and all-over harm to business, agriculture and the economy. The long term repercussions of this are yet to be seen. 1,289 more words