WA reputation for international grain exports at stake with pending ILWU vote

A Republican state senator from Vancouver, WA tells KVI’s John Carlson that a pending labor contract with the Longshoreman’s union in Vancouver could severely damage the state’s reputation as the leading grain exporter across the Asia-Pacific rim. The ILWU recently announced a tentative labor deal, which still requires union member ratification, with United Grain Corp. after an 18-month lockout at the Port of Vancouver.