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Guards reach contract deal in Port of Portland

   The Port of Portland in Oregon said Saturday a union representing 25 security workers at marine terminals reached a contract settlement, averting a strike that would have shut down three of the port’s terminals.
   The port authority said with the the assistance of the Oregon State Conciliator Bob Nightingale it was able to reach a deal on Saturday with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 28.
   The agreement must still be ratified by the union and reviewed and approved by the port commission.
   “We are very pleased that an agreement was reached,” said Port Executive Director Bill Wyatt. “The Port feels its contract proposal was not only fair but generous.” – Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.