Members of the longshoreman’s union are picketing at the site of the new State Route 99 tunnel project under Seattle and blocking workers from going in.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 said it secured a deal with Seattle Tunnel Partners to do work on the tunnel terminals. Two-to-four of the jobs were supposed to be union jobs.
The ILWU says that agreement is not being upheld, so they are picketing and not allowing workers to enter the site. The two sides have been in negotiations for the past week, according to ILWU.
There was no immediate response from Seattle Tunnel Partners.