Any bargaining over contested points of view has two sides. The current Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore and Warehouse Union dispute is no different [“Lawmakers push for end to West Coast port strife,” Business, Feb. 12]. In the most current escalation, the employers are choosing not to use labor at whatever pace that…More
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There is a window of opportunity in just about everything in agriculture, including getting a crop to market. As a wheat farmer, if I can’t satisfy my customer, all the hard work I spend meeting deadlines won’t matter. While most wheat grown in Washington moves across the ocean in bulk carriers and is not subject to…More
Once again the intransigence and greed of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union hold hostage not just West Coast ports, but the entire American economy [“Congestion at ports rattles growers, importers and truckers,” Business, Nov. 11]. No doubt goods destined for stores nationwide, including New Jersey where I now live, are on container ships subject…More
The Seattle Times’ negative editorial regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s intervention on the side of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s labor dispute with United Grain is incredibly slanted and biased [“Close call on grain exports offers a lesson,” Opinion, Aug. 13]. The editorial’s glib pass over of the fact workers were locked out, not…More