ILWU guilty of labour violations

ILWU guilty of serious federal labour law violations at Portland’s T6 ILWU guilty of serious federal labour law violations at Portland’s T6

The National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) has affirmed the decision of an administrative law judge that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and ILWU Local 8 violated federal labour law.

The law was broken by engaging in coercive activity directly against ICTSI Oregon at Terminal 6 in the Port of Portland.

Elvis Ganda, president and CEO of ICTSI Oregon, said: “The importance of this ruling should not be underestimated.”

“Once again, the NLRB, a natural federal agency charged with enforcing the nation’s labour laws, has found that the ILWU’s slowdowns and other efforts to interfere with production at Terminal 6 were illegal,” he added.

This is the second time in ten weeks that the NLRB has declared the ILWU guilty. The NLRB concluded that between September 2012 and June 2013, ILWU members worked in a deliberately slow manner and otherwise interfered with productivity at Terminal 6.

NLRB also concluded that ILWU International and Local 8 were responsible for this illegal conduct.

“It is time to accept the validity of the NLRB’s decisions and to work in a constructive manner with both ICTSI Oregon and the Port of Portland to get Terminal 6 back to fully productivity,” Mr Ganda concluded.

The order, which affirms the decision of Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey D Wedekind, can be found on the NLRB website.

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