Grain Battle - Local Challenges Global Corporations
The ILWU faces a major attack in the Pacific Northwest with the successful introduction of scabs at Columbia Grain owned by Marubeni in Portland and United Grain owned by Mitsui in Vancouver, Washington. These bosses are spending millions on the security firm Gettier to operate non-union with the support of the police and Obama's Coast Guard. The ILWU has yet to mobilize their membership coastwise and the rest of the labor community to shut these operations down and the members are being targeted with the collusion of the police. ILWU Local 8 represents workers at Columbia Grain in Portland and ILWU Local 4 in Vancouver, Washington. [More on YouTube]
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