Union, grain terminal operators end contract talksMarch 22, 2013 @ 9:39 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) - Contract talks broke down Friday between representatives of union dockworkers and three Pacific Northwest grain terminal operators who returned to the bargaining table for the first time in months.
A bargaining session previously scheduled for Saturday was cancelled.
The Columbian reports ( http://is.gd/cBjFRB) that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday proposed a contract based on one ratified by TEMCO grain operators and union locals in Tacoma, Kalama and Portland.
Representatives of three grain-terminal operators _ United Grain Corp., Columbia Grain and Louis Dreyfus Commodities _ rejected the union proposal.
The bargaining session was the first since last December.
Information from: The Columbian, http://www.columbian.com
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