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Longshore union, Northwest grain terminal owners still talking to avert a lockout

Longshore union leaders and Northwest grain terminal owners have agreed to continue contract talks cloaked in secrecy in hopes of averting a lockout at Portland-area and Puget Sound ports.

Representatives of union locals and an association of grain terminal employers will keep negotiating, as requested by a federal mediator, according to a news release issued […]


US issues blanket Jones Act waiver for fuel tankers after Sandy

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday issued a temporary, blanket waiver of the Jones Act to allow foreign-flagged oil tankers from the Gulf of Mexico to help supply the Northeast with fuel, after Hurricane Sandy shut two refineries in the region.

The waiver will run through Nov. 13, the department said.

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