Port of Tacoma HEADLINES
One of Washingtons most notorious sex offenders is asking Pierce County voters to give him a new job.
The Port of Tacoma Commission raised salaries for future commissioners Thursday to $1,800 a month, more than triple the $500 monthly commission members now receive.
Port of Tacoma commissioners appear poised to approve a salary increase Thursday that would more than triple base salaries for some commission members beginning next year.
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.
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