The Port of Portland was seeking a court injunction Wednesday to block a strike that would shut down three of its terminals starting Sunday.
The emergency petition filed by the Port in Multnomah County Circuit Court claims the planned strike by Port security officers would constitute “a clear or present danger or threat to the health, safety and/or welfare of the public."
A hearing was scheduled Wednesday afternoon before Judge John Wittmayer.
Security officers belonging to Local 28 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union plan to begin a strike at 6 a.m. Sunday.
Fellow union members who handle cargo at the terminals where the 25 officers work are reserving the right to honor picket lines.
The strike threat is already causing chaos at the Port, as shipping-line managers scramble to divert vessels and customers reroute imports and exports.