Longshoremen http://www.kplu.org en Court Rejects Longshoremen's Challenge to Seattle Arena Plan http://www.kplu.org/post/court-rejects-longshoremens-challenge-seattle-arena-plan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state appeals court ruled against the longshoremen’s union in its attempt to block a new NBA arena in Seattle’s&nbsp;</span>SoDo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;neighborhood.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:04:28 +0000 Ashley Gross 9928 at http://www.kplu.org Court Rejects Longshoremen's Challenge to Seattle Arena Plan Labor Dispute Halts Some Work on Seattle's Tunnel Project http://www.kplu.org/post/labor-dispute-halts-some-work-seattles-tunnel-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle's waterfront tunnel project is huge. At its height, it's supposed to create almost 3,900 jobs. In a move that shows how important&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">each one of those jobs is, longshoremen headed out to a picket line to protect four of them.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And that labor dispute&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">over those four jobs has caused some work on the project to grind to a halt.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:05:42 +0000 Ashley Gross 9698 at http://www.kplu.org Labor Dispute Halts Some Work on Seattle's Tunnel Project Longshoremen to appeal judge's ruling tossing out their arena lawsuit http://www.kplu.org/post/longshoremen-appeal-judges-ruling-tossing-out-their-arena-lawsuit <p></p><p>Longshoremen in Seattle plan to appeal a recent judge’s ruling that threw out their challenge to a new Sonics basketball arena.</p><p>The longshoremen’s union argued that the city of Seattle, King County and investor Chris Hansen violated state environmental laws when they signed an agreement for the arena. They said that memorandum of understanding focuses too much on the site Hansen prefers – in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood. And that’s before an environmental review is finished.</p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:23:42 +0000 Ashley Gross 7896 at http://www.kplu.org One Grain Exporter Reaches Labor Deal; Picket Lines At Another http://www.kplu.org/post/one-grain-exporter-reaches-labor-deal-picket-lines-another <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/022713TB_Longshore_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>There are several new developments Wednesday in a long-running labor dispute between unionized longshoremen and Northwest grain terminal operators. One grain exporter announced it reached a contract agreement, while another locked out its union workers after discovering what it called sabotage.<p>Picket lines sprung up almost immediately in front of the United Grain terminal at the Port of Vancouver, Washington. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 02:05:00 +0000 Tom Banse 7880 at http://www.kplu.org One Grain Exporter Reaches Labor Deal; Picket Lines At Another Judge throws out lawsuit against Sonics arena http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-throws-out-lawsuit-against-sonics-arena <p></p><p>A King County judge has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking a deal to build a new basketball arena in Seattle. That removes one obstacle to bringing back the Sonics NBA team. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 00:53:59 +0000 Ashley Gross 7846 at http://www.kplu.org Judge throws out lawsuit against Sonics arena Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns http://www.kplu.org/post/update-potential-longshoremen-strike-temporarily-averted-easing-farmers-concerns <p><em><strong>Update: </strong></em>A potential strike by longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest has been temporarily averted, according to a spokesman for the grain terminal operators.&nbsp; The terminal operators have been trying to reach a new contract with longshoremen at six ports in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>Pat McCormick of the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers' Association, which represents the terminal operators, says the two sides have agreed to continue talks into mid-October even though the contract expires this Sunday.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:11:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 6530 at http://www.kplu.org Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns Longview grain terminal, union working together http://www.kplu.org/post/longview-grain-terminal-union-working-together <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; After a year of sometimes-violent demonstrations with multiple arrests at the Port of Longview, the EGT terminal and Longshore union jointly announced Monday they&#39;re working together for the first time for a grain ship arriving Tuesday.</p><p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 19:12:32 +0000 The Associated Press 4062 at http://www.kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union another $65,000 http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-fines-longshore-union-another-65000 <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge has fined a Longshore union another $65,000 for blocking a train in Longview. That brings the total fine to over $300,000.</p><p> Tue, 01 Nov 2011 21:07:30 +0000 The Associated Press 3062 at http://www.kplu.org Longshore union to appeal judge’s $250,000 fine http://www.kplu.org/post/longshore-union-appeal-judge%E2%80%99s-250000-fine <p>TACOMA, Wash. &ndash; A Longshore union says it plans to appeal a federal judge&#39;s quarter-million dollar fine for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute.</p><p>Friday, lawyers on various sides of the case argued first about that punishment for a clash in early September. Later, the judge took up the heart of the matter. .</p><p>U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in contempt of court for blocking a train and storming a grain terminal about three weeks ago. He&#39;s now fined the union $250,000.</p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 23:54:59 +0000 Tom Banse 2795 at http://www.kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union $250,000 over tactics http://www.kplu.org/post/judge-fines-longshore-union-250000-over-tactics <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge has fined a Longshore union $250,000 for its tactics in a Longview labor dispute.</p><p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:07:30 +0000 The Associated Press 2772 at http://www.kplu.org Judge fines Longshore union $250,000 over tactics Sheriff: Longshoremen strike in Longview costly, nerve-wracking http://www.kplu.org/post/sheriff-longshoremen-strike-longview-costly-nerve-wracking <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. &mdash; The Cowlitz County sheriff says continuing labor strife at a Port of Longview grain terminal is straining nerves and budgets.</p><p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 16:36:53 +0000 The Associated Press 2702 at http://www.kplu.org Sheriff: Longshoremen strike in Longview costly, nerve-wracking Update: Longshoremen pepper-sprayed, arrests made in Longview http://www.kplu.org/post/update-longshoremen-pepper-sprayed-arrests-made-longview <p>LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) &mdash; A conflict over Longshore union jobs at the Port of Longview, Wash., grain terminal is flaring up again with the arrest of protesters blocking railroad tracks.</p><p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 18:40:33 +0000 The Associated Press 2688 at http://www.kplu.org Longshore workers from protest show up for arrests http://www.kplu.org/post/longshore-workers-protest-show-arrests <p>KELSO, Wash. &mdash; About 200 Longshore workers stopped by a courthouse in Washington state to turn themselves in but left a short time later after no arrests were made.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:20:13 +0000 The Associated Press 2652 at http://www.kplu.org Longshore workers from protest show up for arrests Longshoremen union held in contempt for terminal raid http://www.kplu.org/post/longshoremen-union-held-contempt-terminal-raid <p>TACOMA, Wash. &mdash; A federal judge has found a union in contempt of court after hundreds of its members raided a grain terminal in southwestern Washington, smashed windows and menaced security guards last week.</p><p> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:57:41 +0000 The Associated Press 2640 at http://www.kplu.org Longshoremen union held in contempt for terminal raid Arrests made stemming from Longview union protests http://www.kplu.org/post/arrests-made-stemming-longview-union-protests <p>KELSO, Wash. &mdash; Authorities in Washington have arrested two people in connection with the union takeover of a Longview grain terminal, including a worker caught on video in a vulgarity-laced tirade outside the union hall.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:39:35 +0000 The Associated Press 2615 at http://www.kplu.org Arrests made stemming from Longview union protests