Thursday, December 18, 2014

West Coast Dockworkers, Shippers ‘Far Apart’ on Contract

West Coast dockworkers and their employers remain far apart in contract negotiations that have stretched over seven months and no settlement is imminent, a spokesman for shippers, stevedores and terminal operators said.

December 18, 2014
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Maritime News

Dockworker Slowdown Hits Already Congested Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

Pacific Coast dockworkers negotiating a new labor agreement have expanded a work slowdown to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest shipping complex in the U.S., management said.

November 6, 2014
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Union Task Force Aims to Replace U.S. and European Mariners Working Offshore Africa

A multi-national labor union group announced a special task force this month aimed at cutting the number of U.S. and European citizens working aboard offshore service vessels active in African...

October 22, 2013
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Baltimore Port Shut Down as Longshoremen Strike on Contract Feud

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg) — Baltimore’s port ceased operations as 2,000 union longshoremen walked off the job in a contract dispute, snarling imported cargo that included autos from Mazda Motor Corp....

October 16, 2013
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Meet Michael Grimm, Labor’s Favorite Tea Party Republican

Note: This article has been cross-posted from the pro-union Working In These Times blog By Bruce Vail Most of the media attention at the big gathering of construction unions this...

May 1, 2012
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Liberty Maritime Addresses Change in Union Affiliation

Liberty Maritime today confirmed its new collective bargaining agreement with the American Maritime Officers (AMO) union, essentially replacing the MEBA union members on five of its bulk carriers with AMO...

October 3, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Seagoing labor urges improved standards for self-defense against piracy, supports embarked military detachments for U.S. merchant vessels

Responding to a request for comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s policy regarding rules for the use of force for self-defense of U.S.-flagged vessels, six U.S. seagoing unions – including...

February 28, 2011
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Friday, February 25, 2011
Maritime Security

Seafarers Union Warns Of Indian Ocean Boycott

LONDON (Dow Jones)–A key union Friday warned of a possible boycott of seafarers in the Indian Ocean, a key oil route, over increased piracy. The International Transport Workers’ Federation, which numbers...

February 25, 2011
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