{{ AFP National Site
s

Gov. Inslee says tunnel work to resume as labor talks continue

September 23, 2013 J,

The tunnel-boring machine known as Bertha that’s used for the Alaskan Way tunnel project was shut down because of a labor dispute, but the governor says the project will be back on track soon.

The longshoremen began picketing at Terminal 46 on the waterfront on Aug. 20.  Bertha has not moved since.

The dispute is about who should transport the dirt from the dig site.

The jobs in question would cover about four to eight work shifts a day.

The longshoremen’s union said the task of moving the dirt along a conveyer belt to the barges belongs to them.

Like this post? Chip in $5 to AFP.

Join Our Fight

The road to economic freedom starts here.
Join a network of AFP activists in important issue battles across the country, get the inside scoop with breaking news updates and policy alerts, and be the first to hear about special events near your home.  Help us fight for a better tomorrow.  Together, we can work for lower taxes, less government spending, and greater economic freedom for everyone.

Your Information

[contact-form-7 id="544" title="Subscribe"] ×