Peaceful protest for latest train at Longview port



LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A freight train delivered soy beans from South Dakota to the EGT terminal at the Port of Longview Thursday as about 70 Longshore demonstrators protested peacefully nearby.

The Daily News reports ( ) it was the second delivery in two weeks at the terminal without incident. Union officials say they don’t plan to block more trains because they want to avoid additional fines.

A federal judge has fined the union $250,000 for violating a restraining order. Protesters tried to block tracks for two earlier trains and union members overran the terminal Sept. 8 and caused damage.

The labor dispute continues in court and before a federal mediator.


Information from: The Daily News,