Friday, July 15, 2011

ILWU Takes Protest To Longview Port Commission Meeting

By Erik Olson / The Daily News
Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:38 pm

Union dock workers continued their protest of proposed hiring policies at the EGT grain terminal, demanding Tuesday at a Port of Longview commissioners' meeting that union labor be used on all projects on port property.
Dan Coffman, president of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21, said he's concerned that EGT built a fence within the last few days that extended onto a port-operated road on the east end.
"That fence needs to be taken down. It needs to be taken down by the port's labor force," Coffman said.
"It bothers me to see a nonunion entity in there doing the port's labor."

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Anonymous said...

Why don't the Longshoremen just steal the fence. Isn't that what the usually do?

Ornery Oley said...

Port of Astoria Commissioner Dan Hess ought to know the answer to that one.

Anonymous said...

Be carefull Hess will have you Shot

Anonymous said...

That sounds like the way longshoremen would handle any threat to their unfettered ability to run the docks as they wish.