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Sep 11, 2012 overboard commented on Port's Board May Advance Probe of Their Own CEO, While the CEO Stays Away.
I don't see what the issue is with Tay's second gig. The workers I talk with when i fly through Seatac (cab drivers, wheelchair pushers, skycaps) have second gigs, too. It's just that the first job pays for rent and the second job pays for food. Still, its really the same.
May 6, 2010 overboard commented on Congressman Expected to Introduce Bill to Clean Up Dirty Trucking Industry.
Our Port of Seattle officials take credit every chance they get for generating nearly 200,000 jobs in our region. Yet no-one at the Port wants to take responsibility when those jobs turn out to be in sweatshop conditions. And, to boot, they are lobbying Congress to NOT give them the power to fix this crap.

Can the Committee subpoena Port Director, Tay Yoshitani? Or the Commissioners? And then I'd love to see the talking points sent to them by the ATA.

Thanks for staying on top of this, Jake!
Feb 26, 2010 overboard commented on Port Reform Gaining National Attention, Heading to Congress.
I guess the upside of the NYT article is that Seattle isn't alone in it's problem with port trucking. The downside is that our port director is leading the fight for the right of the American Trucking Association to go unregulated. It's not even like it's Boeing or Microsoft. Can we trade him in for a different model? I'll put up the $5,000 "scrappage" fee.
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Jan 27, 2010 overboard commented on Port of Seattle CEO Strives to Block Port Reform, Cont'd.
Careful, Jake. Being a watchdog of Port shenanigans is a full time job. But, righteous work for the public.