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Topic: International Longshore and Warehouse Union

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February 14, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Port slowdown: Two sides to the story

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…

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Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Chuck Morrison, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association

January 27, 2015 at 1:16 PM

Port slowdown will have repercussions on markets into the future

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…

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Comments | More in trade | Topics: International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association, port slowdown

November 13, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Idle West Coast ports: Hurting U.S. economy

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…

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Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Pacific Maritime Association, Scott St. Clair

August 19, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Grain exports: Workers were locked out, not on strike

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…

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Comments | More in Exports | Topics: Gov. Jay Inslee, Grain exports, International Longshore and Warehouse Union