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One dead four injured in canal expansion accident

From Newsroom Panama:

One man was killed and four injured while working on the construction of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal expansion on the Atlantic side on Tuesday November 20.

A press release from Grupo Unidos por el Canal said the accident happened at approximately 2:30 pm.. The injured men are […]


Clerical workers at LA & LB Ports draw the line on outsourcing by big corporations

Port workers may strike big carriers to stop the outsourcing of good jobs

San Pedro, CA – Eight-hundred office and clerical workers employed by international carriers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to strike if companies continue outsourcing good-paying jobs that are critical to the Harbor- area community.

“The […]


Cargo ships to bypass Port of Portland as longshore-backed strike looms Sunday

Ocean cargo carriers are preparing to bypass the Port of Portland because of a strike planned Sunday by marine terminal security guards, Port officials said Tuesday.

Port officials plan to hire workers to replace the 25 longshore union members during a strike. But three Port terminals where the guards work are expected to shut down […]