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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 26, 2015 at 5:08 PM

Port slowdown: We’re all in this together

Gabriel Campanario, The Seattle Times

I hope the port labor dispute is resolved soon [“West Coast ports are in rough seas due to slowdown,” Opinion, Jan. 24]. It has lingered destructively for too long.

A lot of people don’t realize just how many workers have been displaced from their jobs in recent months as a result. Whether it is due to congestion problems in Los Angeles, an unacknowledged slowdown in area ports or a nighttime West Coast lockout, the result is the same. The result is that innocent third parties are hurt as collateral damage from battling giants of

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Comments | More in trade | Topics: Don Ricks, port of seattle, port slowdown

January 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Sodo development: Not worth it at Port’s expense

Absent active leadership in shaping and maintaining Sodo’s future, Seattle will witness the ascent of luxury condos, apartments, retail, restaurants and hotels, and the inexorable demise of good-paying blue-collar jobs in a healthy light and medium industry zone [“Will development eclipse Sodo?” Opinion, Jan. 18]. The proposed arena for the NBA and NHL is…

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Comments | More in Port of Seattle | Topics: Eric Sirkin, NBA arena, port of seattle

August 9, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Highway 99 tunnel funding approved

Expensive hubris In the recent article on the Highway 99 tunnel, Mike Lindblom explains how the Port of Seattle is making good on its promise to spend $300 million on its vision of the solution of the port’s mobility problem. [“Port approves bond sale for Highway 99 tunnel,” NW Wednesday, Aug. 7.] The obligation totals only…

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Comments | More in Economy, Politics, Seattle | Topics: bonds, cost, highway 99