Oakland Terminal Reopens After ILWU Protest Over Fatality of IAM Worker


Oakland Terminal Reopens After ILWU  Protest Over Fatality of IAM Worker

Full operations resumed at the Port of Oakland Thursday morning, a day after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked off their jobs after a maintenance worker died from injuries reportedly sustained when he was caught in a moving part of the container crane he was servicing.
The 51-year-old worker was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. The accident occurred at Ports America’s Ben E. Nutter Container Terminal, Berth 35.
Members of the ILWU reacted by walking off of their jobs at the Ports America terminal around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the Pacific Maritime Association, the employers’ organization.