Dockworker Slowdown Costs $77 Million

On February 27, 2016, in News Clips, by CLJ

Breakdowns in negotiation of a monopoly bargaining contract has resulted in a slowdown at West Coast ports that has lasted more than a year. Washington state has lost approximately $77 million in business due to the slowdown.  Andrew Soergel has the story in US News and World Report Online. “This value represents the sum of […]

NILRR News Clips January 19, 2015

On January 19, 2015, in News Clips, Prevailing Wage, Right To Work, by CLJ

Public Unions vs. the Public Wall Street Journal Online, January 15, 2015 The facts: Public-sector unions are not underdogs. . . As Mr. DiSalvo shows, public-sector unions are also rich. Taken together, they spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually lobbying governments on behalf of their members. Our courts have ensured that funding for political […]

Oregon and Washington Longshoremen Bosses Cited for Picketing

On November 4, 2013, in News Clips, by CLJ

International Longshore and Warehouse Union bosses continue to ignore safety and flaunt court orders to cease picketing grain barges on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, threatening barge workers who only want to do their jobs.  Mateusz Perkowski has the story in the Capital Press Online.    A federal judge has sanctioned the longshoremen’s union for ignoring an […]

Court Denies Injunction in Port Strike

On December 13, 2012, in News Clips, by CLJ

The Daily Labor Report reveals Judge Michael H. Simon of the U. S. District Court for the District of  Oregon denied an NLRB petition to hold the ILWU and two locals in contempt of a previous injunction against secondary actions and threats in the ongoing strike at the Port of Portland, Oregon.   Lawrence Dubé has […]