Longshore Union Settles Longview, Wash., Dispute


Salon Staff
January 24, 2012 2:18AM (UTC)

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Longshore union says it has reached a temporary settlement to end a months-long labor dispute at the Port of Longview, Wash.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has been aggressively protesting the company, EGT, since last year, when EGT decided to use a contractor that staffed a new grain terminal with workers from a different union.

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Union protesters blocked trains and repeatedly faced arrest despite the warnings of a federal judge. The judge has fined the union more than $300,000.

The Union and EGT did not immediately disclose details of the agreement Monday.

ILWU President Robert McEllrath says the agreement is a win for the union, the company and the Longview community. He says the union is looking forward to developing a positive working relationship with EGT.


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