Federal judge Holds Wash. Holds Union Thugs in Contempt for Terminal Raid
TACOMA, Wash. -- A federal judge found a union in contempt of court Thursday, a week after police said hundreds of its members raided a grain terminal in southwestern Washington, smashed windows and menaced security guards.
U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton said he wants the operator of the Longview grain terminal, EGT, to provide him an accounting of the damage for purposes of gauging how much he should fine the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 4 and 21.
Eight people had been arrested by Thursday evening - seven for investigation of criminal trespassing, and one for investigation of assault and other charges.