Posts tagged Port of Mobile
Longshoremen strike CSA operations at the Port of Mobile after mediation falls apart
November 28, 2022 // The International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1410 began striking CSA Equipment Company’s breakbulk operations at the Port of Mobile Tuesday, less than a month after the two sides agreed to federal mediation. There are four main issues at the heart of negotiations between the local chapter of the union and the stevedoring company: line handling (tying up vessels), retroactive payments to the union’s pension plan, the number of workers per unit and jurisdiction over stevedoring operations at the port. Currently, non-union workers can tie up vessels that union workers are contracted to unload with CSA, something that the union wants to change. Bass says the union wants to control line-handling for any vessels that they unload, which the union says was the case in the past. Line-handling control means more man-hours for union workers, Bass says, which is important because stevedoring work isn’t consistent. SSA Marine and Cooper/T. Smith,
Longshoremen’s union and CSA agree to mediation, holding off strike
October 24, 2022 // “We’re making the attempt one more time, with the federal mediator,” Mark Bass, president of the ILA Local 1410, said. The two parties have agreed to work with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) to mediate the disagreement and agree to a new contract. Last week, the Lede reported that Local 1410 had voted to strike CSA operations, after union membership voted not to accept the company’s contract offer in September.