FEBRUARY 5, 2015


Dockworkers may be just days away from lockoutThe Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union remain at odds over wages, pensions, the duration of the contract and arbitration for workplace disputes. 

West Coast ports could shut down in next 5 daysTake the contract, or the imminent shutdown is on you. That was the message from Pacific Maritime Association President James McKenna Wednesday afternoon. 

Expert weighs in: Port shutdown is not an empty threatSo was the threat of a shutdown a bargaining tactic by the PMA? Or is a shutdown of West Coast ports a real threat? 

PMA details ILWU contract offer in attempt to avert lockoutPacific Maritime Association CEO James McKenna on Wednesday released details of the employers’ contract offer to U.S. West Coast longshoremen, a comprehensive offer the PMA hopes will head off the need for a lockout or strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union during negotiations that appear to be at an impasse.





Port of Port Townsend mulls adding security to public showers at Boat HavenThe Port of Port Townsend is facing a dilemma about the public bathrooms at the Boat Haven in Port Townsend.





Port Commission’s Bill Bryant ‘seriously exploring’ run for governorSeattle Port Commissioner Bill Bryant is “seriously exploring” a run for governor, echoing themes used by Republicans back in days when they won statewide races.

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