Port of Portland

Port of Portland to close its container terminal

The closure of Oregon’s only international shipping container service in October could affect nearly 1,500 jobs across the state.

To avoid bankruptcy, ILWU pays $20.5 million to replace a shipper’s lost profits

It’s the final chapter in a fight over two jobs, a dispute that shut down container shipping in Portland for years.

PDX tells service contractors to increase PTO

More than 1,000 service workers at Portland International Airport will get a bump in their paid time off accrual this summer.

Portland Airport implements new $15 wage floor

The new policy would raise wages above $16.55 for 900 service workers in January 2022. SEIU Local 49 calls that too little too late.

ICTSI refuses to accept $19 million from ILWU and will seek new trial

A new trial would focus only on deciding the right amount of damages, not whether ILWU was at fault in the slowdown at Terminal 6.

Judge lowers ILWU jury award

ILWU is now supposed to pay terminal operator ICTSI $19 million, after a federal judge said the evidence did not support a jury award of $93.6 million.

Judge could lower ILWU jury award

ILWU argued that a jury accepted a grossly inflated estimate when it ordered $93.6 million in economic damages.

Labor loses spot on the Port of Portland Commission

For now, Governor Kate Brown has ended the tradition of having two labor reps on the board.

Shipping returns to Portland’s Terminal 6

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.

Jury says ILWU owes $93 million for dock slowdown

The decision threatens the survival of the West Coast longshore union.

Union-bashing Willamette Week tramples the facts in airport story

That story about the union that wants to raise prices and rid the airport of small businesses? Fake news.

IBEW’s Gary Young appointed to Port Commission

Young takes the spot held by former ILWU Local 8 president Bruce Holte.

Port of Portland passes new ‘social equity’ policy

New airline service contractors will have to hire 80% of their workers from the previous contractor

John Mohlis lands Compass Award from Port of Portland

John Mohlis, executive secretary of the Oregon State Building and Construction Trades Council, received the Port of Portland’s 2014 Compass Award April 15 at...

Airlines threaten to sue over modest labor reforms at PDX

Port of Portland proposal would require $13 total hourly compensation in future airport service contracts

PDX: a highly desirable workplace, for managers

Port of Portland hires a $197-an-hour consultant to develop its policy to help low-wage workers

Port to weigh PDX worker reforms

Port Commission will hear proposal for “worker retention” at March 11 meeting

Port of Portland will consider a “social equity” policy for airport workers

PDX lags behind other West Coast airports in raising standards for low-wage service workers

Port of Portland drops plan to develop West Hayden Island

Union leaders angered over loss of industrial land