Are Supervisors The Next Micro Unit?

Are Supervisors The Next Micro Unit?

The ILWU is rolling out a campaign at port facilities in California to organize supervisors at the terminals. In a recent five-port attempt, four elections were certified. One of the ports subsequently went out of business. The unionization of port supervisors is...
Longshoreman Union Out Of Step With Membership

Longshoreman Union Out Of Step With Membership

International Longshoremen Association leaders were forced to talk their membership off the brink of a strike earlier this month that would have closed East Coast and Gulf Coast ports. It’s not often that you see a union and its membership so out of step with each...
Just Another Lazy Union Afternoon…

Just Another Lazy Union Afternoon…

Just another day at the docks for the International Longshoremen’s Association as they shut down a shipping terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina, while another Virginia ILA official was sentenced to 3 ½ years in federal prison for defrauding his...

Portland Port Woes

We’ve covered in detail the immense blow to the Oregon economy caused by the actions of the ILWU at Terminal 6 in Portland. Recently the NLRB charged the union with continual violations of federal laws, and ordered the union to cease and desist from work stoppages and...
INK January 19, 2012

INK January 19, 2012

In this issue: •  Union Bailout Update •  Yes, America, the Unions Are Killing Your Twinkies •  Will the Unions Screw Up the Superbowl? •  Laborers Vow Never to Forget Keystone •  Picket Line Do’s and Don’ts •  Teamsters Watch, Sticky Fingers and more…...