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 [...]
ILWU Local 94 longshore worker Steve Saggiani was killed in a waterfront accident on January 19, 2012, at the age of 47. OSHA announced Thursday that ‘SSA Marine failed to prevent this worker from being in harm’s way.’
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited SSA Marine Thursday in regards [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]