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A Trade Community United: The Oregon Trade and Logistics Initiative Engages State Government Agencie

Roughly six months have passed since the greater west coast trade community returned to work after the ILWU (International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union) and PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) reached a labor contract agreement. In the interim, the Port of Portland and Oregon businesses - whose economic viability depends greatly upon both ILWU and PMA compliance with that labor contract - have suffered from various trade-limiting circumstances.