Re: “Productivity decline cuts container numbers at ports” (TNT, 12-19).
Reporter John Gillie did an outstanding job of explaining the economic backlash that is being caused by the infighting between the International Longshore Workers Union and the Pacific Maritime Association.
I have written to Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and to Rep. Adam Smith asking them to demand federal intervention to put a stop to this nonsense. Previous administrations would have stepped in long ago, as was demonstrated when President Reagan put a stop to the air traffic controller’s strike.
Washington is in serious danger of losing shippers to other ports …