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A National Labor Relations Board panel has ruled against the Port of Charleston, which may jeopardize the hybrid union-non-union employment model implemented by the State Ports Authority at the Leatherman Terminal. According to a 2-1 ruling, all work at the Leatherman Terminal must now be performed by union workers. 

But the State Ports Authority said it intends to appeal the ruling. And the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) vowed to fight back. 

“Today, ILA workers scored a great victory to protect their work jurisdiction while creating the potential to bring hundreds of good paying jobs to ILA-represented workers in the Port of Charleston and elsewhere,” said Harold Daggett, the ILA’s president. 

In other headlines:

Candidate drops out of special Charleston Co. school election. Theresa Griffith filed her intent to withdraw in a special Charleston County School District election. Daron Lee Calhoun II and Lee Runyon are now the two remaining candidates in the election.

S.C. receives $1M to help 988 call center staffing. The South Carolina Department of Mental Health said the state received one-time $1 million fund in an effort to help suicide prevention. The money comes from a $130 million national program by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to “enhance 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline services.”

With S.C. abortion ban stalled, lawmakers look for another push in 2023. South Carolina Republican lawmakers are looking to continue their efforts for a statewide abortion ban after the state’s Supreme Court blocked their motion in the fall. Republican legislators filed two proposals to start the Jan. 10 session.

Cold Christmas expected. Weather forecasters say this Christmas could be the third coldest in the last 85 years as temperatures plunge today and remain low for the next several days. Across the country, the “once in a generation” winter storm is wreaking all sorts of havoc on roads and in airports. Warming centers are open across the state. Experts advise people to stay inside.

Special House committee releases final report, blames it on ‘one man’. The report expanded on the summer’s hearing and concluded that the Capitol riots were part of former President Donald Trump’s multipart plan to overturn the 2020 election.

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