A labor arbitrator told longshoremen at the Port of Portland to quit slowing down, a day after a federal judge ordered the same thing.
Longshore union members working on a ship in port moved containers at far less than normal speed, the Port official said, despite U.S. District Judge Michael Simon's ruling Tuesday ordering them to halt an illegal slowdown.
The instant arbitration, the latest of several, shows that problems continue at the Port, where a dispute between unions over a couple of jobs has produced mile-long truck lines and backed up millions of dollars worth of cargo across the Northwest and beyond. The extra costs probably will result in higher prices for consumers.
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