The Oregonian reported that National Labor Relations Board lawyers filed new charges Thursday accusing the longshoremen of threatening shipping companies if union members don't get two jobs plugging, unplugging and monitoring refrigerated containers called reefers.
The NLRB also wants the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to stop filing grievances and to drop a lawsuit against ICTSI Oregon Inc., which operates the port's container terminal.
The longshore union argues that its workers have a right to the two jobs performed by members of a separate electricians' union.
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