October 6, 1999 |
A federal administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that one of the nation's major seafaring unions violated federal labor law by coercing employees of a Redondo Beach oil tanker service into joining the union without an election. Judge Frederick C. Herzog of the National Labor Relations Board concluded that the Seafarers International Union engaged in unfair labor practices in March when it tried to recruit employees of Gulf Caribe Maritime Inc.
September 17, 1999 |
Representatives from labor, management and the shipping industry are scheduled today to discuss the impact on local ports of the recently ratified labor agreement between longshore workers and the Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents steamship lines and terminal operators along the West Coast. The three-year contract, approved Aug. 25 by the International Longshore & Warehouse Union, increases pay, health insurance and pension benefits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999 |
They combine the role of boss and worker, administrator and laborer. Together, the three longshoremen who form a majority on the Port of Hueneme's harbor commission are unique: At none of the other 108 ports in 28 states and five U.S. territories do the laborers who work the docks also run the port. "It's the only one now," said Rex Sherman, chief researcher at the American Assn. of Port Authorities in Virginia. "And I think that it may be the first ever."
July 8, 1999 |
After almost seven weeks of contract negotiations, longshore workers shut down the Port of Oakland for the second straight day Wednesday and continued work slowdowns in Los Angeles and Long Beach, actions that may portend more serious labor-management tensions at West Coast ports in the days ahead. The job actions by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union coincide with a break in contract talks with the Pacific Maritime Assn.
July 7, 1999 |
Longshore workers shut down the Port of Oakland and slowed work in Los Angeles and Long Beach on Tuesday as negotiators studied a proposed wage and benefits offer from steamship companies and port operators, management officials said. The action, apparently originating with Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, stopped most activity at the port, which includes 12 cargo terminals serving 33 shipping lines.
June 23, 1999 |
The next week is critical for the highest job-generating "industry" in Southern California, international trade. Negotiations for a new contract between 90 shipping companies that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will go down to the wire. It's almost certain there won't be a strike--a shipper participant in the negotiations says privately that "there is nothing on the table that can't be worked out."