Port agreement averts strike

Port agreement averts strike

The Port of Portland and marine terminal security guard union leaders reached a last minute tentative agreement, averting a strike.

The negotiation came 12 hours before a planned 6 a.m. strike Sunday that could have effectively shut down three terminals, the union said. It was assumed the longshoremen who load and unload ships would have refused to cross the picket lines.

“We are very pleased that an agreement was reached," Port Executive Director Bill Wyatt said in a statement. “The Port feels its contract proposal was not only fair but generous."

Read more at The Bend Bulletin.

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