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MichMan's Journal
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October 9, 2023

UAW members reject tentative agreement with Mack Trucks, prep for strike Monday

The UAW announced late Sunday that 4,000 UAW members at Mack Trucks in three states have voted to reject their tentative agreement, and will strike at 7 a.m. Monday.

"I'm inspired to see UAW members at Mack holding out for a better deal, and ready to stand up and walk off the job to win it," UAW President Shawn Fain said @UAW on X, the site formerly known as Twitter.

The letter said the union voted the tentative agreement down by a 73% no vote, but did not provide the number of votes cast.

"The members have spoken and as the highest authority in our union, they have the final word," said the letter signed by Fain.


October 2, 2023

ILWU Dockworkers Union Files for Bankruptcy to Weather Port Lawsuit

WSJ The labor union for West Coast dockworkers filed for bankruptcy to fend off a judgment holding it liable for what a federal jury found to be illegal slowdowns and work stoppages at the Port of Portland in Oregon.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union filed for chapter 11 protection in a San Francisco court to halt litigation brought by a former terminal operator of the Port of Portland that threatened to deplete the labor union’s cash reserves.

The ILWU, which represents dockworkers at major U.S. ports in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., is fresh off ratifying a new, six-year contract for about 22,000 workers at 29 ports from California to Washington state to end a period of labor uncertainty for some of the nation’s busiest ports.

A federal judge has ruled that the union owes ICTSI “the lost profits, lower operating costs, or both that would be reasonably anticipated ‘but for’ ILWU’s unlawful labor practices.” In court papers filed Friday, ICTSI placed its damages at between $42 million and $142 million, which the union disputes.


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