Port of Tacoma HEADLINES
When agricultural inspectors first discovered a dime-sized mollusk on a vacant industrial site at the Port of Tacoma eight years ago, they sounded a loud alarm.
An arbitrator said that a picket line of retired longshore union workers that closed a key Port of Tacoma container terminal early Tuesday was not allowed under the provisions of the longshore contract, according to the group that was the subject of the protest.
A key Port of Tacoma container terminal was reopened Tuesday afternoon after a group of retired longshore union workers removed pickets from the facility on Port of Tacoma Road. Those picketers had shut down the Washington United Terminal early Tuesday to force some action on their complaints regarding the Pacific Maritime Associations alleged failure to pay retiree medical bills.
Two incumbent Port of Tacoma commissioners say theyre gearing up to run for re-election.
The long-awaited list of the 226 people chosen in an April 8 lottery drawing to be available for entry-level Tacoma Longshore Union work is now available on the websites of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 and the Pacific Maritime Association. The PMA represents shipping lines, ports and port terminal operators that hire longshore workers.
Port of Tacoma Commissioner Connie Bacon on Thursday questioned the necessity of the port spending more than $476,000 planning the reroofing of three port buildings.
A much-anticipated Tacoma longshore jobs lottery is done, but it may be as long as three weeks before the winners’ names are announced.
A year after the Port of Tacoma set ambitious 10-year goals for improvements in port business, finances, jobs and environmental cleanups, the port commission Thursday gave its staff high marks for their progress in meeting those objectives.
A California company that operates the worlds second largest network of cold storage warehouses this week added cold storage facilities in Tacoma and Algona to its property portfolio.
A longshore worker was recovering from minor injuries Thursday he received while he was lashing down containers Wednesday night on a ship at the Port of Tacoma's Husky Terminal.
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