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Tag Archives: Constructive Ports

State Supreme Court rules that SeaTac’s Good Jobs Proposition applies to airport workers

Excerpt: Workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport must be paid a minimum wage of $15/hour in accordance with the City of SeaTac’s Good Jobs law (Proposition #1, enacted by voters in 2013) the Washington State Supreme Court ruled today. In a 5-4 decision authored by Justice Susan Owens, the Court held the airport is not exempt from […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Port dispute at an end? ILWU says tentative agreement reached on new contract with PMA

Excerpt: A dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), a group of West Coast terminal operators, is at an end following successful negotiations on a new contract, the parties say. “After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Theft of Victoria Clipper IV demonstrates the need for stronger port security

Excerpt: Early yesterday morning, the newest high speed catamaran in the Clipper Navigation fleet, the Victoria Clipper IV, was stolen from its berth at Seattle’s Pier 69 by a registered sex offender who later told police he was trying to use the vessel to get to West Seattle. (Why he didn’t just walk or take the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Let’s build a constructive future for our region in the Port of Seattle’s second century

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: The following are the remarks that NPI’s President, Gael Tarleton, delivered at the first regular meeting of the Seattle Port Commission for 2012, following her election as President of the Commission for the remainder of the year. Thank you, fellow Commissioners, for the opportunity to serve this coming year as President of the […]
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton elected to serve as President of Seattle Port Commission

Excerpt: Earlier this evening, the Seattle Port Commission concluded its first meeting for the year 2012, at which Commissioners Bill Bryant and Gael Tarleton (one of NPI’s founding board members) were sworn in for their second terms in office, following the certification of the November general election a few weeks ago. The Commission also elected its […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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For the first time in years, Port Commission will remain unchanged after an election

Excerpt: If last night’s early election returns are any indication, the five-member legislative body that governs the Port of Seattle is going to remain unchanged in the wake of this year’s election – the first time that has happened in a long time. Incumbent Commissioners Bill Bryant and Gael Tarleton, who each ousted incumbents back in […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Seattle Port Commission adopts resolution opposing Tim Eyman’s I-1125

Excerpt: The Port of Seattle’s governing legislative body today joined with the city councils of Redmond, Kirkland, and Renton in urging a no vote on Tim Eyman’s Initiative 1125, which would jeopardize crucial transportation projects around the state by imposing senseless restrictions on tolling. In a unanimous vote, the five port commissioners responsible for governing the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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