TwitterFacebookRSS Print Friendly and PDF

-
GE impressions

Rail News Leader - Progressive Railroading

become a membernewsletters signup


<< Rail News Home: Labor

7/6/2012


Rail News: Labor
Portland port, union agreement temporarily solves work dispute



Earlier this week, the Port of Portland, Ore., International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and Terminal 6 operator ICTSI Oregon. Inc. reached an agreement that enables International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)-represented workers to perform disputed tasks historically performed by IBEW-represented port employees until the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rules on disputed work jurisdiction.

As part of the interim agreement, IBEW electricians agreed to “stand down” and avoid any disputes with the ILWU at the container facility while the work jurisdiction issue is considered by the NLRB, port officials said in a prepared statement.

Work performed by longshoremen at the port has slowed recently because of a dispute between the IBEW and ILWU as to whether electricians or longshoremen should plug and unplug refrigerated containers at Terminal 6.

“We are optimistic that this represents a positive first step in resolving the ongoing issues that have taken place at the terminal,” said Sam Ruda, the port’s chief commercial officer.

The Port of Portland’s marine terminals are served by BNSF Railway Co. and Union Pacific Railroad.

More news items from 7/6/2012
Rail Industry Online Only Features
(past 30 days)

Keywords

Browse articles on Port of Portland on Progressive Railroading



1

RAIL EMPLOYMENT


NEWSLETTERS SIGNUP

Stay updated on news, articles and information for the rail industry





Share