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Longshore Workers In ILA And ILA Under Attack-WorkWeek Interview
Longshore workers on the East Coast and West Coast are under attack. San Juan, PR ILA leader Jose Ojveda and ILWU Local 10 retired member Jack Heyman discuss the issue facing longshore workers on both coasts.
Longshore workers are under attack on both coasts in the US. Jose L. Ojeda who is a leader of ILA 1575 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Jack Heyman, ILWU Local 10 retired longshore worker discuss the attacks on workers on both coasts. In the Northwest ILWU grain elevator workers face a union busting effort by the international grain companies who want to impose a concession contract similar to the EGT contract at Longview, Washington. They are now working under 12 hour days and under dangerous health and safety conditions. In the East Coast longshore workers are also under attack on PR longshore workers are not treated equally according to Jose L. Ojeda.
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ILA 1575 San Juan port workers are fighting for justice.
ILWU NW longshoremen working a grain elevators like the Port Of Vancouver United Grain Terminal are now working 12 hour days under EGT Conditions
ILWU Local 21 workers in Longview Washington protested the EGT contract terms. The ILWU international leadership called the EGT contract a victory for the workers and EGT.