ICTSI Oregon to receive $20.5m settlement after dispute with ILWU

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and terminal operator ICTSI Oregon have reached a settlement of their long-running litigation, with the ICTSI to receive a payment of $20.5m.

The two sides in the dispute as well as the International Transport Workers Federation reported that the agreement has been reached to settle the dispute and resolve all legal claims between them.

The settlement finally resolves all ICTSI’s claims against ILWU relating to the decade-long litigation captioned ICTSI Oregon, Inc. v. International Longshore and Warehouse Union, et al., Case No. 3:12-cv-1058-SI, pending in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.

During the case, a jury determined that ILWU and ILWU Local 8 engaged in unlawful labor practices.

Following the announcement of the settlement, a joint statement issued by ICTSI and ILWU revealed that the litigation— which was set for a retrial on damages — was stayed by the commencement of ILWU’s and Local 8’s bankruptcy cases on September 30, 2023 and October 18, 2023, respectively.

The ILWU settlement arises from the parties’ participation in several days of mediation during ILWU’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case, which will be voluntarily dismissed as part of the terms of the settlement.

Paddy Crumlin, president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), welcomed the resolution of the long-running legal dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) in Oregon. 

“The ITF welcomes this important development and commends the unity and strength of our brothers and sisters in the ILWU during this long and uncertain period,” said Crumlin.