Labor dispute crippling PNW ports

Labor dispute crippling PNW ports

Orchestrated slowdowns at Pacific Northwest ports expand as labor contract negotiations break down.

LABOR contract negotiations that began in May between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Assn. (PMA) have made little progress since the contract expired on July 1, and now, the situation has once again escalated as each group recently accused the other of reneging on its commitment.

PMA has accused ILWU of initiating orchestrated slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest (PNW) ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Wa

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