From the Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has had enough. He wants round-the-clock bargaining to end the six-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with the help of a mediator.
The strike has pitted the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit against some [...]
From Sunday’s Los Angeles Times:
Labor contract negotiations are set to resume today in the now six-day-old strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Talks had continued past 9 p.m. Saturday night.
The strike, by the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit, has shut down 10 of [...]
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) today reacted angrily to reports that trade union representatives’ phone calls had been bugged by their employers at the port of Los Angeles, USA.
Speaking from Cyprus, where dockers’ and seafarers’ union leaders from around the world are meeting, ITF president Paddy Crumlin stated: “These are extremely serious charges. [...]
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 [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) released the following statement on the developing strike at the Port of Los Angeles by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63’s office:
Grace Napolitano, CA-38
“Having been a secretary myself, I know very well the concerns of clerical workers including [...]
Clerical workers at Pier 400 walked off the job to protest their inability to negotiate new contracts with terminal operators. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63′s Office Clerical Unit has been trying to negotiate a new agreement with 14 employers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles since its last one [...]
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.
Inbound traffic at the Port of Los Angeles rose 3.4 percent in September from a year ago, but inched up only 0.7 perent at the Port of Long Beach.
However, exports fell at both ports, by 2.6 percent in Los Angeles and by 2.8 percent in Long Beach.
Total traffic at Port of L.A. rose [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Contract negotiations are continuing between office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach and 14 waterfront employers.
The Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor Employers Association and the Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 released a brief statement Monday saying they have set a bargaining schedule into [...]
Dredging of the Port’s Main Channel and turning basins has already been completed. The final phase of the project involves removal of dredge surcharge material and completion of a shallow water habitat in the outer harbor.
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission yesterday approved $7.5 million for the final phase of the Port of Los [...]
Two electric battery-powered heavy-duty trucks that will help cut pollution at busy Los Angeles County ports were unveiled recently at PortTechEXPO 2012, a symposium for green transportation technologies.
These large Class 8 trucks are port drayage trucks that haul cargo containers to and from seaports. They transport containers relatively short distances, usually between ports [...]
From the Journal of Commerce:
Office clerical workers and waterfront employers in Los Angeles-Long Beach have agreed to continue negotiating throughout the month of September.
In an announcement published on its Web site, the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association released the following statement regarding its contract negotiations with the Office Clerical Unit of International [...]
From the News Tribune:
Tacoma, other West Coast ports face challenges: Competiton from north, south of U.S. borders
While the terminal operators in Mexico and Canada talk about serving their national markets, both Prince Rupert and Lazaro Cardenas have a common attribute that could make them strong competitors for U.S. business. Both ports are connected [...]
In what is probably the most significant development to emerge from more than two years of negotiation between office clerical workers and waterfront employers in Los Angeles-Long Beach, the parties issued a statement Thursday indicating they wish to avoid a strike or lockout.
John Fageaux, lead negotiator for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local [...]
‘The L.A. and Long Beach ports have diverged significantly this year as the Los Angeles port has posted growth in most months while Long Beach has faltered. Port officials there say the uneven economic recovery has pushed more ocean shipments to bigger players that operate at the Los Angeles port, while smaller carriers that [...]