Concerns Mount Over Ongoing Union Dispute at Toledo Port

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has no power to intervene in a labor dispute between the stevedore company that operates one of its docks and a labor union, lawyers retained by a member of the port’s board of directors have advised.

But Basil W. Mangano, a local representative of the Cleveland-based Mangano Law Offices, advised the port board in a letter dated Wednesday that it “might consider suggesting to both parties that they resolve their private dispute by engaging the services of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

“In my 20 years’ experience as a union-side labor attorney, I have found the agency to be very helpful in resolving private disputes between my clients and employers,” Mr. Mangano wrote…

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