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February 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Port of Seattle truckers heading back to work

Short-haul truckers at the Port of Seattle announced today they are going back to work, after a two-week walkout to seek better pay and working conditions. About 400 drivers, mostly African immigrants, stayed off the job two weeks, taking about one third of the usual fleet out of service, and slowing cargo traffic. Truckers requested a…

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February 13, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Port truckers gain support at rally along the Duwamish

Independent Port truckers walked off the job and marched to SSA Marine with demands after a rally, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Seattle. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) About 300 truckers, unionists and supporters rallied this morning along the Duwamish Waterway in Seattle, as the truckers’ walkout continues at the…

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February 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

A belated payday for protesting Seattle Port truckers

A loud but peaceful protest in Kent ended happily Tuesday morning, after Edgmon Trucking handed out two dozen paychecks to drivers in the midst of a Port of Seattle labor dispute. The drivers, mostly immigrants from East Africa, have declined to work their normal shifts hauling containers at the Port of Seattle since Thursday. Organizers say 400…

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