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<br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />Sponsored by: Janke <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />RESOLUTION 2001-127 <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br />ALASKA, SUPPORTING THE ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS LIMITING THE <br />PERFORMANCE OF LONGSHORE WORK BY ALIEN CREWMEN FOR <br />ALL CARGO LOADING/UNLOADING OPERATIONS AT THE ALASKA <br />RAILROAD DOCK IN THE CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IL WU) Alaska Longshore <br />Division, Local 200, Seward, Alaska, has requested a resolution from the City of Seward in support <br />of United States residents being employed as longshoremen for all cargo loading/unloading operations <br />on or at the Alaska Railroad Dock in the city of Seward; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS,the II.WU has filed a written complaint with the United States Immigration and <br />Naturalization Service against every cruise ship that has visited Seward this year with baggage to <br />transfer, and on several cruise ships in 2000, regarding the use offoreign nationals doing longshore <br />work; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, cargo loading/unloading work is guaranteed to United States citizens by the <br />Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8, Section 1288, of the United States Code, any time a foreign <br />registered vessel in United States waters or moored to a United States dock or terminal facility and <br />there are United States citizens available to do the work; and <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF SEWARD, ALASKA, that: <br /> <br />Section L The Seward City Council strongly supports the International Longshore and <br />Warehouse Union (ILWU) Alaska Longshore Division, Local 200, Seward, Alaska, in their effort to <br />have federal law, as it pertains to longshore work by alien crewman, enforced. <br /> <br />Section 2. The Seward City Council recognizes the positive economic contributions of the <br />II. WU for our working families, and the Seward community as a whole, and supports their position <br />regarding this worker dispute. <br /> <br />Section 3. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption, <br /> <br />PASSED AND APPROVED by the City Council of the City of Seward, Alaska, this 5th day <br />of November, 2001. <br />