September 18, 2013
OLYMPIA — Longshoremen picketing the site of Seattle's $2 billion tunnel project have agreed to allow work at the site to proceed while they continue to seek a resolution to a dispute over a handful of jobs at the waterfront site, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday.
Inslee said that the president of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 agreed in a phone call Monday night to dismantle the picket line that has been up since Aug. 20 while talks continue with the contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners. Inslee said that the boring machine, known as “Bertha,” could be running within the next few days.
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