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Judge: Arbitrator should assess Longview deal

In his decision, U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said it’s clear that EGT and the port wanted to reach a lease deal while deferring questions about the union until later. He said the parties were acutely aware of the working agreement during discussions and that the lease references that working agreement through its exhibits.

He […]


Judge denies EGT request for summary judgment, sends matter to arbitrator

The Port of Longview and longshore union won an important round in their ongoing battle with the EGT grain terminal Friday, but a decision about whether the union is legally entitled to work there still is months away.

U.S. District Court Judge Ronald B. Leighton ruled that the port’s working agreement with union longshore workers […]