The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) will pay terminal operator ICTS $20.5M to settle their outstanding lawsuit regarding job actions in Portland, OR.

Back in 2011, ICTS began operating a terminal in Portland and used two members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to perform the task of plugging and unplugging refrigerated containers. The ILWU claimed jurisdiction of those jobs, and the dispute and work slowdowns began. As a result, container operations ceased in Portland in 2015.

ICTS sued the ILWU and was awarded $93.6M in 2019. Such an award would have bankrupted the union, and the parties finally agreed to the $20.5M settlement.

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