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Deal ends grain labor dispute

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

If ratified, the agreement between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union and Pacific Northwest grain companies will ensure that U.S. grain exports will proceed without disruption during harvest.

“Clearly the parties maintained strongly held competing views on the many issues that divided them during this process. In the end they found a way,” said Scot Beckenbaugh, acting director of the mediation agency based in Washington, D.C.

More than a quarter of all U.S. grain exports move through nine grain terminals on the Columbia River and Puget Sound.

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