The Port of Los Angeles said its trade volume dropped in November, hurt by a week-long strike by clerical workers.
Container volume was down by 16 percent from the same period a year earlier.
But Port spokesman Phillip Sanfield said the container volume lost during the strike will be reflected in the December data.
Despite a clerical workers strike at half its terminals, imports and exports at the Port of Long Beach rose more than 20 percent last month, thanks to two major shipping lines that recently added services, port officials said Thursday.
After months of mostly declining growth, the number of imported containers in November jumped 20.2 percent [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 CONTACTS: Craig Merrilees 510-774-5325, Roy San Filippo 213-221-5712
LOS ANGELES, CA — Four hundred and fifty office clerical workers ended their one-week strike to secure good jobs for working families in the harbor community by winning new protections that will help prevent jobs from being outsourced to Texas, [...]
ILWU Coast Longshore Division News release:
Union and employers confirm that the ILWU Local 63 Office Clerical Unit picket line is bona fide and that longshoremen have a right to respect the picket line
SAN PEDRO, CA (November 29, 2012) – The ILWU-PMA Coast Labor Relations Committee that establishes policy and administers the contract between [...]
A West Coast arbitrator this week ruled that dockworkers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would not violate their contracts if they honored picket lines set up by clerical employees who have worked without a labor pact for nearly two years.
The ruling overturns a previous decision that forced local longshore [...]
Middle Harbor Project, OOCL Long Beach
Representatives of Orient Overseas Container Line and the Port of Long Beach signed a 40-year lease for a 305-acre container terminal at the Southern California port.
As a highly automated facility, the Middle Harbor terminal will efficiently handle the massive ships of the future, such as the 13,000-TEU [...]
The LA County Federation of Labor has released the following invitation:
ILWU Local 13 longshoremen Marc Jurisic and James Monti will be at the LA County Fed to meet locked-out Quebec workers.
RSVP for LA Labor’s luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 22
Corporate giant Rio Tinto locked-out 780 families at a huge aluminum smelter [...]
An ILWU Local 4 longshore worker supports ILWU Local 21 by demonstrating for good union jobs near EGT in Longview, WA. This photo was taken in September 2011 by Don Ryan of the Associated Press and was widely published, including in Time Magazine.
The Daily News in Longview has compiled the following list of [...]
We are very sorry to report on our fallen brother in Long Beach. From CBS Los Angeles:
A longshoreman was killed Thursday when he was pinned beneath a fallen container on a ship at the Port of Long Beach.
Around 7 p.m. the Long Beach Fire Department received a report of a person possibly trapped [...]
In this video, produced by the Jobs 1st Alliance, Southern California leaders make the case for acting with urgency to improve transportation infrastructure to keep the region from losing jobs to the Panama Canal expansion. The Canal expansion will allow larger ships to bypass the West Coast and discharge their cargo on the [...]
Excerpts from the Los Angeles Times. Note that the Jobs 1st Alliance includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, BNSF Railway, Union Pacific, and others:
The Jobs 1st Alliance fears that the ports could lose as many as 100,000 jobs when the Panama Canal overhaul allows much [...]
The Press-Telegram reports:
Longshoremen handed out 1,500 packed Thanksgiving baskets Tuesday in an annual tradition that’s fed more than 150,000 people through the years.
Since 1998, local members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have pooled funds to purchase turkeys, fresh vegetables, fruits and canned goods for needy families around San Pedro Bay.
Port authorities are working with one of the harbor’s most innovative railroad and trucking companies to produce ground-breaking low-emission and zero-emission rigs and locomotives that may serve as a model for pollution reduction measures in and around San Pedro Bay.
From the Press-Telegram
One year has passed, and a contract has not been reached between the union representing 900 clerical workers and a group of 14 shippers and terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Negotiations have remained peaceful, but the yearlong struggle to strike up a labor pact has languished as both sides [...]