Locked-out longshoremen in Vancouver, Wash., are bracing for replacement workers to cross their picket lines Thursday as a grain ship waits for loading.
United Grain Corp. shut out dock workers Wednesday morning. The company accused an unnamed union local leader of sabotaging operations at the West Coast's largest grain terminal, a charge the union disputed.
Union members began picketing after the lockout started at 8 a.m. They also declined to unload a vessel containing 2,000 Subaru vehicles at the Port of Vancouver.
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