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Judge fines Longshore union $250,000 over tactics

Part of the $250,000 fine pays for law enforcement uniforms and weaponry to arm public and private police forces.

The National Labor Relations Board had asked the court to fine the union more than $290,000 to cover the damages and expenses, such as overtime for law enforcement agencies. Leighton said he rounded down […]