ICTSI wins case vs ILWU
The US Court of Appeals in Washington DC has upheld a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) violated federal labors laws that affected productivity at Port of Portland.
ICTSI Oregon and the Portland Port earlier agreed to terminate a 25-year lease agreement to operate the container facility due to labor unrest that had disrupted operations at the port.
The NLRB concluded that, between September 2012 and June 2013, ILWU “engaged in deliberate work stoppages and slowdowns, made false safety claims and engaged in other coercive conduct against ICTSI Oregon and its customers.”
ILWU had long resisted ICTSI’s management of the terminal, thus the filing of legal cases between the two.
The Port of Portland was ICTSI’s first venture in the US. The lease agreement was signed in 2010.