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Longshore workers cast ballots on latest grain terminal offer

Some 3,000 Pacific Northwest longshore workers will cast ballots on Friday and Saturday in a vote that could determine whether there’s a work stoppage at one of the nation’s most important grain export routes.

The ILWU on Friday said its relationship with grain handlers has been “productive for several decades,” but blamed the “multinational” owners of the terminals for demanding more than 750 concessions from local workers.

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