The Summary of NLRB decisions for the week of September 21 – 25, 2015, is now available.

Summarized Board Decisions

International Longshore and Warehouse Union, AFL-CIO, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 8, AFL-CIO, and International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 40, AFL-CIO (ICTSI, Inc.)  (19-CC-082533, et al.; 363 NLRB No. 12)  Portland, OR, September 24, 2015.

A unanimous panel of the Board affirmed the Administrative Law Judge’s findings that Respondent Unions violated the Act by engaging in a series of job actions against ICTSI Oregon, Inc. (ICTSI), and the steamship carriers that call on Terminal 6 of the Port of Portland (Port), with an unlawful “cease doing business” object, namely seeking the Port’s relinquishment of control over the dockside reefer work at Terminal 6 for the benefit of the workers represented by Respondent ILWU Local 8.

The Board ordered the Respondent Unions to cease and desist from engaging in the following conduct in order to force or require ICTSI or any other person to cease doing business with the Port at Terminal 6:  withholding their services, engaging in slowdowns and work stoppages, or interfering with the lawful and proper work assignments of other employee groups that perform services at Terminal 6; directly or indirectly threatening in any manner to shut down or otherwise disrupt ICTSI’s operations at Terminal 6; failing and/or refusing to fulfill ICTSI’s timely requests for the referral of qualified employees for work at Terminal 6 in accord with the Pacific Coast Longshore and Clerks Agreement; and filing, processing, maintaining, and/or prosecuting grievances or lawsuits, or threatening to engage in such conduct, against ICTSI or any other similarly situated neutral employer at Terminal 6.

Charges filed by ICTSI Oregon, Inc., and the Port of Portland.  Administrative Law Judge William L. Schmidt issued his decision on August 28, 2013.  Chairman Pearce and Members Hirozawa and McFerran participated.

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