Ex-operator of Portland terminal rejects reduced $19M award

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The former operator of the Port of Portland’s container terminal has rejected a judge’s reduced $19 million award of damages against the longshore workers’ union after a federal jury in November found the union sabotaged shipping traffic and caused productivity to plummet. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ICTSI Oregon has decided instead to go back to trial solely to determine an appropriate amount. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has asked U.S. District Judge Michael H. Simon to put the matter on hold, as it challenges the jury finding that it was both liable for damages and should pay any damage amount to the former terminal operator.