NW grain handlers make last offer to longshoremen

A spokesman for companies that operate six grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest says they have presented a final contract offer to the longshoremen union.

Pat McCormick said in an email late Friday that the offer represents the consortium’s best offer to longshoremen and it is the last one. He did not disclose specifics of the offer.

The union contract expired Sept. 30, and a strike or lockout would threaten to disrupt shipments of wheat, corn and soybeans to Asia.  (AP)

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