Bertha idled as unions fight over dirt
SEATTLE -- One cannot dig a tunnel without moving a lot of dirt. And if you can't move the dirt, you can't continue to dig and so Bertha sits idle. "It's horrible. I hate it,” neighbor Betty Wilson said. So does everyone else involved, including two unions who are at odds over who will move the dirt and who will load it on to the barges for disposal -- longshoremen or the building trades union.