Re: “Demand action at the federal level” (letter, 12-20).
The writer demands the feds step in between the longshoremen and the Pacific Maritime Association.
This is not a Washington issue but a West Coast issue. Washington is not in serious danger of losing out to the Gulf or East Coast ports. The logistics aren’t plausible, and our produce industry is not in danger of losing out to anyone.
The firing of air traffic controllers by President Reagan was a union-busting scheme that gave states the go-ahead to break unions, deny a decent living wage, and institute right-to-work laws that keep …