Ports of Tacoma and Seattle urge President Obama to send federal mediators to resolve PMA-ILWU contract

CEOs from the ports of Seattle and Tacoma sent a letter today urging President Barack Obama to assign federal mediators to resolve contract negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

The two ports together form the third-largest container gateway in North America, representing a critical connection to Asia and Alaska. 

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Port of Tacoma
Tara Mattina

Port of Seattle
Peter McGraw