Work slowdown in Seattle and Tacoma

Work slowdown in Seattle and Tacoma

05/11/2014

In the course of labour agreement negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and their employers, Pacific coast dockworkers are said to have begun a work slowdown in the US ports of Seattle and Tacoma (both WA). It is the first major action since the work contract expired in July.

Source: ITJ (International Transport Journal). Read news here

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