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Posts Tagged ‘ Occupy Longview ’

Taking the Long View on Longview

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July 7, 2012
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By Eric Gee We had started on a Saturday night, only a handful of us talking back and forth on email, and it went on well into the dark hours of Sunday morning–type email address, copy, paste, send, type email address, copy, paste, send, again and again until my fingers were sore. I was...
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A Contract is a Contract: Clarifying the ILWU/EGT Outcome in Longview

February 22, 2012
A Contract is a Contract: Clarifying the ILWU/EGT Outcome in Longview

by Chris Lowe A contract is a contract… In a previous item in The Occupier, Lester Macgurdy argued that we should not exaggerate the victory achieved by ILWU Local 21 in Longview in their struggle against union-busting and scab labor employed by EGT/Bunge. Nor should we overblow Occupy’s achievement in affecting the outcome, lest...
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ILWU and EGT — The Victory That Wasn’t

February 20, 2012
ILWU and EGT — The Victory That Wasn’t

by Lester Macgurdy “Immediately upon execution of this Agreement, the ILWU Entities shall immediately cease all action directed against EGT (including, but not limited to picketing and any other form of disruptive activity), its partners, members, and their affiliates and employees, and anyone doing business with them, and shall actively discourage any other person...
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Occupy and ILWU Declare Victory as Contract Finalized with EGT

February 14, 2012
Occupy and ILWU Declare Victory as Contract Finalized with EGT

by Cate Patricolo After tense months of speculation, Occupy organizers finally declare victory, as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Export Grain Terminal (EGT) operating at Local Port 21 in Longview, WA have finalized a collective bargaining contract. The contract was signed by representatives of both parties on February 10, 2012,...
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UPDATED: EGT to Potentially Settle Contract with ILWU

January 23, 2012
UPDATED: EGT to Potentially Settle Contract with ILWU

by Adam Rothstein UPDATE:Occupy the EGT has put out a press release, acknowledging the possibility of a settlement. According to the statement, “Anonymous sources indicate that President McElrath has negotiated a tentative agreement, which states that no work at the terminal in Longview will be performed until a labor agreement is...
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Today in Occupy: December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

Occupy Portland demonstrators conducted outreach to workers associated with Port of Portland operations. The demonstrators heard the concerns of workers and planned to minimize impacts to them. More information: http://shutdowntheport.com/ Unsettle Portland demonstrators act in solidarity with a national campaign against foreclosure. More information: http://unsettleportland.org/ Occupy Portland demonstrators rally outside of the Justice Center, noon...
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