Arrests Being Made in Washington Over Union Violence
Ronald Patrick Stavas, 45, of Kelso was arrested Monday night on suspicion of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, intimidating a witness and sabotage, according to the sheriff’s office. His bail was set at $50,000…
Stavas was identified by a witness at the terminal who later saw a video of him confronting a television news crewoutside the longshore union hall on 14th Avenue in Longview, according to [Cowlitz County Sheriff] Nelson.
The sheriff also announced more arrests to come (another union member was arrested the same day as Stavas). The story also talks about others who were taken into custody the day of the violence, including ILWU President Bob McEllrath, but who were released after protestors rushed the highly outnumbered officers.Tags: Jay W., union violence, unions, Washington state