Weyerhaeuser plans to cut production and jobs at Longview due to West Coast ports labor dispute

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Weyerhaeuser plans to cut production and jobs at Longview due to West Coast ports labor dispute

January 21, 2015 - 18:30
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LONGVIEW, WA, Jan. 8, 2015 (Longview Daily News) -Weyerhaeuser Co. will cut production and jobs at its Longview pulp and paper mill because the West Coast labor dispute is making it difficult to ship its products, the company confirmed Wednesday.

Cuts will occur at the end of the month, but the company did not say how many workers would be affected or whether the layoffs would be permanent or temporary.

Weyerhaeuser spokesman Anthony Chavez said the company is exploring alternative options to ship products to customers. He did not offer further details. But a paper union leader suggested the company may be joining business efforts to pressure longshoremen into settling the dock labor dispute.

The Daily News - Weyerhaeuser to cut jobs at Longview mill, citing West Coast port slowdown

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