Longshoremen working at Port of Tacoma’s WUT and several other terminals (but not SeaLand or TOTE) were sent home this morning between 11 and 11:30 am.
Yesterday, workers in Tacoma were told by their Union leaders that PMA had walked away from the bargaining table and that they should work very safely.
Working safely resulted in 2 mile long truck lines and about 8 moves per hour against the ships.
Longshoremen in Oakland and LA/LB reported normal production with no reports of slow downs due to working safely.
Longshoremen in Oakland and LA/LB were told the parties agreed not to meet on Friday, for reasons unrelated to the negotiations.
Who is lying to the Local 23 Tacoma longshoremen by telling them PMA walked away form the table related to a technology issue?
Is it the same people telling them to work safely, or is it someone from San Francisco? Leal?
PMA is taking orders for tonight and tomorrow.
What happens next? Roger?