Local 23 President, Dean mcGrath, appeared a dispatch this morning to rally the membership and told them they were doing a good job.
Today’s game plan is to work normal at SeaLand and TOTE, as well as the logs, but to work safely at the container yards and against the rest of the container ships.
The chalk board at the Local 23 has 71-20 written on it, but the word of mouth says the members are shooting for 15 -17, which may explain why they keep getting sent home at noon.
The Journal of Commerce has started to notice the Seattle-Tacoma slow downs and associated back-ups, and question the ILWU/PMA bargaining model.
This morning the trucks in Tacoma are backed up all the way to the I5 freeway.
Wonder how long PMA is going to put up with this, and what they plan to do about it.
A contract would be nice, or maybe the California Locals will jump in and do something like call all the steady men back to the hall.