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Fallout of the NW lockout



From: Pujet Sound Business Journal
Study: Washington state lost $769.5 million during dock slowdowns last year
http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2016/02/22/study-washington-state-lost-769-5-million-during.html

From Oregonlive.com
Portland longshore workers paid $1.2 million to not work at Port of Portland
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2016/01/portland_longshore_workers_pai.html

Written by cradut

February 25th, 2016 at 10:38 pm

Requests for ILWU-PMA deal



After about 2 years (18 months by my count) of port lock-out and protests the situation at PNW ports has gotten better. As previous posts indicate the ILWU vote ended the contract stalemate at Northwest grain terminals and the transition has been relatively smooth from what I’ve seen and heard on the waterfront, during the last couple of months. All the components of grain loading are coming together, or so it seems. We are hoping things will continue working well.

Written by cradut

October 21st, 2014 at 4:02 pm

PNW Export Terminals Update



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

According to news release grain loading longshore workers have voted to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement. After more than a year ILWU members resumed their work at PNW facilities today, Wednesday August 27, 2014. Below links to recent news articles.

From OPB.org
ILWU Workers Ratify Agreement
http://www.opb.org/news/article/ilwu-workers-ratify-agreement/

From Oregonlive.com
Spent grains: Longshore vote ends contract stalemate at Northwest grain terminals
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/08/spent_grains_longshore_vote_en.html

Written by cradut

August 27th, 2014 at 6:19 pm

New Development – Tentative deal reached in PNW Grain Negotiations – Grain Inspections Resume



From The Columbian.com
Tentative agreement reached in NW grain terminal dispute
http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/aug/12/tentative-agreement-reached-nw-grain-terminal-disp/

From Oregonlive.com
With grain shipments delayed, pressure mounted for longshore union, United Grain to reach deal
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/08/with_grain_shipments_delayed_p.html

From Tri-City Herald
Grain inspections resume at Port of Vancouver
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/12/3102659/grain-inspections-resume-at-port.html?sp=/99/915/

Written by cradut

August 13th, 2014 at 4:25 am

Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends



News link from AP via Oregonlive
Billions at risk as West Coast port contract ends
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/06/billions_at_risk_as_west_coast.html#incart_river

Written by cradut

June 25th, 2014 at 5:12 pm

State grain inspectors warn they’ll leave port Workers say they feel unsafe when crossing longshore picket lines



From The Columbian:
State grain inspectors warn they’ll leave port
Workers say they feel unsafe when crossing longshore picket lines

http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/aug/27/state-grain-inspectors-warn-theyll-leave-port/

Written by cradut

August 29th, 2013 at 8:50 pm

State politicians get involved as labor dispute and port strike drags on



From The Columbian;
Gov. Inslee urges ILWU, United Grain to resolve dispute
http://www.columbian.com/news/2013/jul/19/gov-inslee-urges-ilwu-united-grain-resolve-dispute/

From Orrgonlive.com;
Longshore picketing at Portland-area grain terminals turns racist with raccoon incident
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/07/longshore_picketing_at_portlan.html

Written by cradut

July 23rd, 2013 at 4:54 pm

PNW Labor Talks – Deadline



As the deadline draws nearer, the news adds up. The below links are from recent local news articles for informational purposes only for those who are interested. Have a nice weekend!

http://tdn.com/news/local/portland-union-negotiations-not-expected-to-affect-longview-kalama-grain/article_07822780-083d-11e2-9e77-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.columbian.com/news/2012/sep/27/talks-at-nw-ports-down-to-the-wire/

Written by cradut

September 28th, 2012 at 5:53 pm