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 [...]
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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 [...]
This 'ILWU Local 63 supports MUNZ Local 13' sign photo was published in the New Zealand media today. The ILWU marched in solidarity with MUNZ in New Zealand this week.
The Employment Court has granted an interim injunction delaying redundancies at Ports of Auckland.
The decision says the port cannot take further steps in [...]
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 [...]
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.
Click on the image to watch the video called "LA Goes to Madison."
Last week, a delegation of longshore workers from Locals 13, 63 and 94 flew to Wisconsin with other Los Angeles-area union members to support those protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to undermine collective bargaining rights. A video captured [...]
Click on the image to watch the video at YouTube.
A delegation of Southern California longshore workers traveled to Wisconsin to stand up for union rights. In the video above, ILWU Local 13 Vice President Bobby Olvera, Jr. speaks to a cheering crowd inside the Wisconsin State Capitol building. The governor of Wisconsin [...]
Some business leaders worry Panama Canal expansion could threaten jobs in Valley, region
A number of projects are under way to further improve operations at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, including terminal upgrades, modernizing of infrastructure and deepening of the port channel, which should be completed in two years.
Peter Peyton, president [...]
The contract covering about 950 office clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach expires at midnight Wednesday, and it does not appear that an agreement will be reached by the deadline.
“I’m not optimistic at all about reaching an agreement by June 30,” said John Fageaux, president of the Office Clerical [...]