Case Against ILWU President Ends With No Verdict
The JOC reported that 'After the protests ended late last year, EGT and the union reached an agreement in February 2012 in which the company agreed to hire dockworkers represented by the ILWU. The union noted that since then its members have worked 20 vessels at the terminal.'
A three-woman, three-man jury failed to reach a verdict at the weekend in misdemeanor charges filed against International Longshore and Warehouse Union President Robert McEllrath, apparently ending the year-long litigation that resulted from a dockworker protest at the EGT grain terminal in Longview, Wash.
McEllrath was charged last September with blocking a train that was carrying grain to the new EGT export terminal in Longview. The ILWU was protesting a decision by EGT to hire workers represented by another union.
After two days of testimony that began Thursday and continued late into the night on Friday, the jury announced that it could not reach a verdict.
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