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Camo 2 Commerce touts 90% placements

An update after its first year shows the Came 2 Commerce training and placement advisory program for military members transitioning to civilian jobs is having good impacts.

March 2015

ILWU, PMA reach tentative agreement

After nine months of negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union finally announced a tentative labor agreement over the weekend.

February 2015

Container volumes continue to fall at ports

The ports of Tacoma and Seattle continued to see container volumes fall in January, according to the latest monthly report.

February 2015
At Amazon fulfillment center in DuPont, robots do the work

At Amazon fulfillment center in DuPont, robots do the work

A peek inside the new, one-million square-foot Amazon Fulfillment Center in DuPont offers a glimpse at what the future might look like. Yes, there are robots.

February 2015

PMA suspends vessel operations for weekend

The PMA is suspending premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations today (Thursday, Feb. 12) and Saturday through Monday (Feb. 14 through Feb. 16).

February 2015

TrueBlue posts record annual revenue in 2014

TrueBlue reported record annual revenue of $2.2 billion in 2014, according to end of year financial results, showing an increase of 30 percent from 2013.

February 2015

PMA makes contract offer, threatens port shutdown

The Pacific Maritime Association has made an offer to the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union, but if it isn't accepted soon, a port shutdown could be imminent.

February 2015

Employment, Jobless rate up in December

Despite more people working than one month earlier, Washington state's unemployment rate added one-tenth of a percent in December to end 2014 at 6.3%

January 2015

ILWU rally in Tacoma: 'We're ready to work'

Last night, about 700 people gathered Tollefson Square in Tacoma for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 23 rally, protesting the actions and media attacks by the Pacific Maritime Association.

January 2015

Rally set to support dock workers

Longshore workers are calling on other union members to join them for a 6 p.m. rally at downtown Tacoma's Tollefson Plaza this Thursday to support their position in the on-going labor dispute with maritime terminal operators.

January 2015
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