Employment. Labor market.
South Korea-based container carrier SM Lines will get a state subsidy to ship to Portland. A longshore union slowdown has been blamed for shippers pulling out, but other factors increasingly make container shipping to Portland a challenge.
A combination electrician, iron worker and finish carpenter, elevator constructors are highly-paid specialists among building trades workers.
Once a baseball team is secured, a stadium built, and workers hired, unions in the harmony agreement will have access to workers within their jurisdictions, and can organize them via card-check.
As part of the deal, Vigor will merge with an 800-employee ship repair and maintenance company in Norfolk, Virginia.
When Local 701 pickets went up against a non-union equipment operator, members of Iron Workers Local 29 and other unions walked out, teaching apprentices the meaning of solidarity.
Up to 56 newly unionized workers will be laid off.
Georgia-Pacific abruptly closed its Coos Bay lumber mill April 11, permanently laying off 94 members of Machinists Local Lodge W261.
Apprentices demonstrated historical restoration, venetian plastering, stuccoing, and more.
Most of the work on the $94.1 million project was done union, and all parties worked to ensure women and minorities got opportunities on the project.
At Modera Glisan Project, nonunion temps are operating outside elevators instead of skilled Operating Engineers.