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Bay Area Ports Shut Down For Safety 'Stand Down' After Death of Longshoreman In Benicia

OAKLAND (KCBS) — The Port of Oakland, along with other Bay Area ports have been shut down for 24 hours on Thursday due to safety procedure after a worker died late Wednesday night, an International Longshore and Warehouse Union official said. 237 more words

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Why this affects you.

The current port crisis isn’t just an Agriculture issue – this is an Oregon issue, a Pacific Northwest issue, an American issue.

We are a couple decades removed from the general public knowing their local farmer, understanding the farmer’s plight, respecting the neighboring farm, and supporting the farm families. 1,097 more words

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Longshore union labels employer slow down accusations as baseless

A public relations firm for the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) recently issued a media release accusing International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) members of conducting a slow down at the US’ West Coast ports. 855 more words

WEST COAST PORT CONGESTION - GETTING WORSE EVERY DAY

The ILWU and its employer group counterpart, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are in the sixth month of negotiations for a new contract covering nearly 13,600 workers at 29 ports along the West Coast, from California to Washington.   524 more words

Striking recycling workers return to work with new contract that improves pay and benefits

California recycling workers on October 30 returned to work ending a week-long strike that began when they walked off the job to protest abusive treatment by a supervisor and their employers’ reluctance to agree to a new contract similar to one that a local competitor had signed with its workers. 680 more words

Unions and community success in #BlockTheBoat

#BlocktheBoat success in USA!

Successful joint actions of unions and community groups have declared victory after Israeli carrier cancels all ships to Oakland and Los Angeles ports in North America. 504 more words

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