Bush Administration Prepares to Seek Court Order Opening Port

Bush Administration Prepares to Seek Court Order Opening Port

Published: February 27, 2002
Updated: October 8, 2002

By LEIGH STROPE AP Labor Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush will seek a court injunction to reopen West Coast ports for an 80-day ``cooling-off period,'' intervening in a bitter labor dispute that has cost the economy as much as $2 billion a day, administration officials said Tuesday.

The politically charged decision, which Bush planned to announce here later Tuesday, marks the first presidential effort in a quarter-century to end a work stoppage under the Taft-Hartley Act.