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Port of Portland workers walk off job

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June 2011 June 2011
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Workers walked off the job at the Port of Portland Friday.

A port spokesman said it started in the mid-afternoon but had a limited impact on operations for the day.

According to court records, the walkout happened just as a guilty verdict was delivered against Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Court records show he was found guilty of obstructing a train and sentenced to a single day behind bars. The charges stem from a protest in June 2011 in Longview. 

McEllrath was also given an 89-day suspended sentence and ordered to pay $543 in fines.

The Port of Portland spokesman said they don't expect any more disruptions going forward. All workers reported for duty at 6 p.m. Friday.

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