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Top US Labor Official Arrives as West Coast Ports Back Up

From the Associated Press:

The nation’s top labor official flew Monday to California in an attempt to resolve a damaging contract dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez headed for San Francisco, where months-long negotiations between the dockworkers union and a maritime association of companies have come to […]


PBS: Is the economic impact of the labor disputes at West Coast ports just hype?

Excerpts from PBS:

ALISON STEWART: Right now, there are 29 ports affected from Southern California up to Washington State. And the backlog has been its worst in the past week, since this whole thing started.

So, what does that mean for an average consumer?

CHRISTOPHER THORNBERG: Not much at this particular point in time.

You […]


Port of Vancouver’s Shuck leaving for oilfield services job

The Port of Vancouver manager who spearheaded efforts to drum up new business in North Dakota, including a controversial proposal to haul Bakken crude to Vancouver by rail, has left the port to take a job with an oilfield services company in that state’s city of Williston.

In his recent work for the port, Shuck […]