According to the latest JOC Article one of the sticking points is the ILWU demand to be able to unilaterally fire the Arbitrators.
In the 2008 Memorandum of Understanding, the ILWU agreed to replace the Industry Arbitrators as regards Section 13.2 Discrimination claims.
Since 2008, the ILWU has refused to agree to replace the Arbitrators that they agreed were unqualified and biased.
The ILWU has not able to agree on a procedure to replace Arbitrators for over 6 years.
Now the ILWU wants the right to unilaterally fire Arbitrators that they can’t figure out how to replace?
No wonder Big Bob wants to keep everything secret.
Can hardly wait to hear how this plays at the Local 13 Union meeting tonight.