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The attorney for ILWU President Robert McEllrath on Monday said the Cowlitz County Prosecutor's Office has not informed him whether his client will be put on trial again.

"It's my understanding there's no decision yet," Thomas Phelan of Vancouver said Monday.

McEllrath went to trial last week on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing/delaying a train Sept. 7 at the Port of Longview. He was accused of standing on tracks with other members and supporters of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to prevent a train from entering the EGT grain terminal during last year's labor dispute.

District Court Judge Ed Putka declared a mistrial shortly before 11 p.m. Friday after the three-man, three-woman jury could not reach a unanimous decision.

No one from the prosecutor's office returned requests for comment Monday.

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