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Wed Oct 9 2002
Taft-Hartley Act Invoked to End ILWU Lockout
Lock-out Over
President Bush won a federal court order Tuesday to end the Pacific Maritime Association's lockout of ILWU workers from West Coast docks. The Taft-Hartley Act allows federal authorities to end a strike or lockout for 80 days, if it poses a "threat to national security." Judge William Alsup has imposed a temporary restraining order until 10/16, when the court will most likely extend the restraining order for the full 80 days. Currently the order prevents the ILWU from engaging in slow downs and strikes.

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