Friday, December 21, 2012

I cudda been a reportah

But, the editors at the Seattle Times don't care if theirs actually do cover the waterfront, since Hal Bernton manages to write about an impending strike on the west coast, without divulging what is at issue;

The operators of four grain-export terminals in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, Wash., are involved in a tense contract dispute that by next week could bring a lockout at facilities that ship Washington wheat as well as Midwest corn and soybeans.
Hundreds of members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been working under an expired contract since Sept. 30.
On Friday they begin two days of voting on what a spokesman for the grain companies describes as a “last, best and final contract proposal.”
The union’s negotiating committee has unanimously recommended rejecting that offer.
Readers of the Times being on their own finding out what is actually in that contract. 

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