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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Southern California was shut out of freight, road grants; local members of Congress are furious

From the Press-Telegram:

”Los Angeles is home to the busiest port complex in our nation and the region is responsible for moving 40 percent of the nation’s cargo trade,” wrote Congresswoman Janice Hahn. ”It is where the freight network begins and ends and should have been an obvious choice for a grant.”

Local lawmakers are […]

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Congressman Lieu criticizes PMA decision to continue closures at California ports

Congressman Ted Lieu

WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 12, 2015) – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement regarding the continued closure of the Long Beach and Los Angeles ports by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). PMA announced this morning that ships at Southern California ports will not be unloaded on Thursday, Saturday, […]

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Congressman Ted Lieu: PMA’s action hurts ILWU workers, businesses, consumers, economy

”PMA’s intentional action to close the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles over the weekend is indefensible.” — Congressman Ted Lieu

Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) issued the following statement today regarding PMA’s decision to suspend all vessel work from 5pm February 6 to 8am February 9.

“Our ports are critical to Southern California’s economy, […]

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