Syriza’s decision to refuse the austerity deal offered by the Troika and to call a referendum on the proposals is a major step forward. It is a product of pressure from the left and the workers’ movement to stand firm in saying “no” to austerity. 78 more words
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After months of dispute, West Coast dock workers have reached an agreement with their employers.
Members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. 145 more words
Relief may be in sight for those in Hawaii who depend on shipping to send and receive products. After nine months of negotiations, the union representing west coast dock workers and shipping companies agreed on a tentative contract Friday night. 349 more words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually. 902 more words
SEATTLE (CBS Seattle/AP) — West Coast seaports fully reopened Monday after two days during which no ships were unloaded amid a labor dispute between dockworkers and their employers. 446 more words