SIU Statement Concerning Recent JOC Article and ILA (6/11)


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Contrary to the original Journal of Commerce article from June 7 headlined “US Marines’ Plan to Use Non-ILA Labor Upsets Union,” there simply is no truth whatsoever to the ILA’s claim that members of the Seafarers International Union are planning to unload ammunition from a military-support vessel that will call at the Port of Charleston this summer. We have no such agreement.


We informed the Journal about this fact and they amended their article, but that hasn’t fully stopped the spread of erroneous information. We also want our members to know that neither the ILA nor the Journal contacted us about the story; we would have been happy to set the record straight at any time.




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