Portland terminal operator says longshoremen attempting to monopolize

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Portland's container terminal operator accused the longshore union and its employers of conspiring to monopolize West Coast cargo handling.

A lawyer for ICTSI Oregon Inc. alleged a conspiracy to monopolize the loading and unloading of freight fuels the bitter dispute over work at the Port of Portland and job grabs at other West Coast ports.

Tom Triplett, a Portland antitrust attorney representing ICTSI, said the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association are expropriating jobs along the coast from Longview, Wash., to San Diego.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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