• Mississippi port awaits word on whether Chiquita will stay

    State port executives and union members are anxiously waiting to find out whether one of four anchor tenants, Chiquita Brands International Inc., plans to stay after its lease expires July 15. Chiquita provides about 1/3 of the union’s annual man hours at the port, said Darius Johnson, president of the International Longshoremen Association, Local No. [...]

  • Delta Western employees vote to join IBU

    Workers at a vessel fueling facility in Unalaska, approved unionizing last week after months of controversy over work conditions and allegations of abuse. Jon Brier, international organizer of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union said the vote held last Thursday and the majority of eligible Delta Western employees voted in favor of the action to [...]

  • Virginia Gov: APM wants out of lease with Port Authority

    From the Virginian-Pilot: APM Terminals’ nearly 4-year-old lease agreement at Portsmouth, Virginia is projected to cost the Port Authority more than $70 million a year by the time the deal ends in 2030 – more than $1 billion total.Two weeks ago, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce that the Virginia [...]

  • Fire sparks in United Grain Corp. elevator

    The Mitsui-UGC picket line was home to the rat who ‘greeted’ scabs who crossed the 24/7 picket line of men and women of Local 4. The rat has since been taken down, but his memory remains. Photo by Scott Dole, ILWU Local 4 member.Vancouver firefighters doused a fire reported [last night] in a grain [...]

  • Seattle port commissioners tour Tacoma, talk peace

    Two Seattle Port commissioners Friday toured Port of Tacoma facilities as guests of the Port of Tacoma Commission as the two traditionally rival ports begin efforts to attract new business to both Puget Sound ports. The two ports have been rivals for decades, stealing each other’s customers from time to time, but seldom generating larger [...]


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