Skip to comments.Dockworkers at Northwest ports reject pact offer
Posted on 12/25/2012 1:19:51 AM PST by Olog-hai
Dockworkers at four U.S. Pacific Northwest ports moved closer to a possible labor clash with grain shippers on Monday, as parties in a larger, separate dispute at 15 East and Gulf coast ports agreed to mediation ahead of strike deadline set for December 30.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced nearly 3,000 of its members had voted to reject a contract proposal that management called its last, best and final offer.
The proposed contract covers six of the nine grain terminals operating in Puget Sound and along the Columbia River that account for more than a quarter of all U.S. grain exports and nearly half of U.S. wheat exports.
The ILWU has not asked its members to authorize a strike, nor has it set a strike deadline or made mention of a walkout. The union urged the shippers to return to the bargaining table.
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Let the strikebreakers’ beatdown of union thugs begin.
There was no way that they were going to accept this contract. SEIU and the Longshoremen WANT this strike. The elected OBAMA and want his payback..same as Michigan.
Fire the Thugs. Many will fill the void and work harder than these jerks.
with any stories about unions and strikes, there should be a comprehensive listing of their current wages and benefits, compared to their usual outrageous demands, so the public can see once and for awhile what is wrong with these useless turds in the employment bowl of life...
Oh, the horror. How many starving countries will have to go without free US grain because of the greedy union thugs?