Longview grain terminal, union working together

Feb 6, 2012

LONGVIEW, Wash. — After a year of sometimes-violent demonstrations with multiple arrests at the Port of Longview, the EGT terminal and Longshore union jointly announced Monday they're working together for the first time for a grain ship arriving Tuesday.

The ship will carry wheat grown in Washington to Korea.

EGT CEO Larry Clarke says EGT is "open for business."

International Longshore and Warehouse Union International President Robert McEllrath says, "The men and women of the ILWU are pleased to bring their many decades of grain handling experience to work at EGT."

KLOG reports EGT and union say they expect their partnership at the $200 million terminal will last many years.

The Longshore union had been aggressively protesting the terminal's plan to use workers from a different union.