In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Talks between longshoremen and shipping lines had ended when the union rejected the latest contract proposal.
- Among the loudest critics are members of the port's powerful longshoremen's union.
- As a result, the jobs of 10 longshoremen who used to unload and tie up the unrefined sugar have already been eliminated.
- The work ethic and commitment from the longshoremen and port management is superb.
- Labour talks between longshoremen and shipping lines have failed after the union rejected the latest proposal in a dispute that has shut down West Coast ports at a cost of 2 billion dollars a day.
- Back in Montreal, he got a job as a longshoreman at the Old Port.
- Hundreds of dock workers clashed with police early Thursday morning in Charleston, South Carolina during a protest against the use of nonunion longshoremen to load a cargo ship.
- A week later, Port Au Prince longshoremen walked out in solidarity with the customs strike.
- It even footed the bill to fly, rather than ship, the extra Roombas from China when a longshoremen's strike closed West Coast ports.
- The lingering stereotype of a union member may still be the burly Teamster or longshoreman.
- Meanwhile, 200 ships up and down the West Coast, 10,000 longshoremen and about one million containers remain idled by this dispute.
- Today, the port successfully specializes in handling various noncontainerized commodities and is one of the few ports on the U.S. East Coast where new longshoremen have been hired in recent years.
- Seventy years ago, a young truck driver named Malcom McLean found himself sitting on a New Jersey dock all day, waiting for a gang of slow-moving longshoremen to get around to unloading his rig.
- The MPA submission included a considerable financial commitment by the state and concessions from longshoremen and other port users.
- They formed a union and hired themselves out to theatres much the way longshoremen are sent out to different ports.
- The trains will be met by more soldiers at dockside, who will work with longshoremen and contractors to put the tanks on a ship.
- A contract group of Italian longshoremen offloaded the ship over 2 days.
- On Thursday the strike continued as other dock workers supported the striking longshoremen and refused to load ships at the terminal's wharf.
- If the 10,000-strong longshoremen go on strike, ports from Seattle to San Diego could shut down, meaning a big jolt to the already floundering US economy.
- Does this scenario sound like the 2002 dockworker dispute at West Coast ports prompted by lockouts of longshoremen?
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