West Coast Port Labor Dispute EscalatesWest Coast seaports say they will hire far fewer workers this weekend, amid a contract dispute with dockworkers that threatens to shut down a vital link in U.S.-Asia trade.
Drilling At Seattle Tunnel Project To Resume Longshoremen picketing the site of Seattle's $2 billion tunnel project have agreed to allow work at the site to proceed while they continue to seek a resolution to a dispute over a handful of jobs at the waterfront site, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.
Vancouver Terminal Declares Lockout, Cites Sabotage A Pacific Northwest grain terminal owner imposed a lockout on longshoremen Wednesday after saying an "independent former FBI investigator" determined a union leader sabotaged company equipment at the height of contentious labor problems in December.
Some Area Longshoremen Agree To Work Despite Unpopular Contract Longshoremen at grain terminals in Portland and Vancouver, Wash., went to work Thursday under the contract terms they soundly rejected last weekend.
Time Runs Short To Avert Longshoremen's StrikeThe dispute involves terminals in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver, Wash., where longshoremen have been working without an agreement since the last contract expired Sept. 30.
Grain Terminal Companies Extend Offer Deadline
Deadline Nears In Grain Labor DisputePacific Northwest grain shippers say there will be no immediate lockout at a half-dozen terminals along the Columbia River and on Puget Sound.
Northwest Longshore Workers Say They Don't Want To StrikeLongshore workers said Monday they don't want to strike at grain terminals in the region and they want to continue contract talks with terminal owners beyond a Wednesday deadline.
Port of Seattle, Unions Voice Opposition to New NBA Arena The Port of Seattle, a business association, and the longshoremen union characterized a proposed new events arena in Seattle's industrial district as a "land grab" that threatens jobs because it could increase traffic and land value.