Excerpts from an article in the Seattle Times called “Longview labor feud settled by union, grain exporter”:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has reached a tentative settlement on legal issues in a bitter labor dispute with Longview grain exporter EGT, according to Gov. Chris Gregoire.
“This is a win for the ILWU, EGT and the Longview community,” said ILWU President Robert McEllrath in a statement released through Gregoire’s office. “The ILWU has eight decades of grain export experience in the Northwest, and we look forward to the opportunity to develop a positive working relationship with EGT.”
“While the parties are still working to finalize certain conditions over the next several days, we are optimistic we can resolve the dispute and get on with the business of operating the facility,” said Larry Clarke, EGT’s chief executive officer.