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July 9, 2001
Five thousand demonstrators rallied at the state capitol in Columbia, South Carolina in support of the “Charleston Five,” labor activists. The Five were longshoremen and union members of Local 1422 of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The were peacefully protesting a Danish freight company’s use of non-union workers on the Charleston docks when a fight broke out between picketing workers and the police force. The Charleston Five were arrested along with four others and were held on felony charges which could have carried a prison sentence of up to 10 years. They were finally freed of all charges in November 2001 after a one-year trial, throughout which they were kept under house arrest.
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Contract Talks Continue With Merchants Terminal
Posted On: Apr 02, 2012

FEB. 17, 2012 |  Negotiations continue for a successor agreement for shipping and receiving workers at Merchant Terminal (MTC Logistics). The collective bargaining agreement expired Feb. 10, 2011, but the parties have agreed to continue negotiations under an extension agreement good until Feb.27, 2012. Pictured is 570's bargaining committee: (L-R) Joe Holmes, Dexter Harrison, Secretary-Treasurer Sean Cedenio, and Reginald Robinson.

* Update: A new contract was overwhelmingly approved March 14 by MTC members. Congratulations to the hard work of the entire bargaining committee for making it happen. Details in the next issue of the Local newsletter.









 
 
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