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“Although the leasing companies aren’t contract signatories, they have pledged to exclusively use repair companies and marine terminals that employ ILA labor. ‘There is no effort or intent on our part to ever move away from that,’ Lovetro said.”
Keith Lovetro, is CEO of TRAC Intermodal, which controls two-thirds of the port’s approximately 30,000 chassis in NY/NJ and the majority of the chassis on the West Coast.
Seeing as chassis M&R is going to be one of the only jobs left when the robots take over the docks, this should be of major interest to the ILWU.
Time to stop the bullshit, do the job of actually inspecting the chassis,and protect the ILWU jurisdiction.