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This Year's May Day Rallies Continue Tradition of Protests for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives around the country, working on a variety of issues, have embraced the new May Day movement. It isn't just about workers rights on the job, or immigrant rights, or civil rights, or even about raising the standard of living for all workers. It's about what kind of country we want to be.

What the Longshoremen's Strike Was Really About

David Macaray | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
David Macaray

A bunch of glorified paper-pushers with high school diplomas are turning down an offer of almost $200,000? What on earth could they be thinking?


AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation's busiest shi...

Mayor: Deal Approved To End Crippling Strike At LA Port

AP | By JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Negotiators reached an agreement late Tuesday to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation's largest port complex and prev...

Port Strikers: 'We're Not Asking For More Money'

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — As cargo ships idled in the harbor or headed elsewhere, negotiators prepared Tuesday to return to the bargaining table with a fede...

Mayor Demands Nonstop Negotiations To End Strike

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators returned to the bargaining table Monday as a strike that has crippled operations at the nation's largest port complex ...

'We Need To Keep The Jobs Here In The United States'

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER and ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.30.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach entered its fourth day on Friday despite efforts to end the walkout that has i...

Strike Brings Nation's Busiest Port Complex To A Standstill

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER and ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.29.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Negotiators for employers and union workers at the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors will resume talks following a third day of a...


The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

The Port of Los Angeles is home to the biggest and busiest cargo terminal in the Americas, and striking workers shut it down Tuesday. The terminal,...

'Occupy' Protestors Blocks Gates At Some Of West Coast's Busiest Ports

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.11.2012 | Business

OAKLAND, Calif. — More than 1,000 Occupy Wall Street protesters blocked cargo trucks at busy West Coast ports Monday, forcing some shipping term...

Will House Dems Oppose a Jobless War Supplemental?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The war supplemental for Afghanistan is expected to come back from the Senate to the House next week, without any kind of timetable for military withdrawal, and without money to save teachers' jobs.

Dockworkers Shut Down West Coast Ports To Protest the War

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

The West Coast Dockworkers peace strike had a different edge, reminiscent of the days when the labor movement could and would affect this country's daily business to get its points across.

Workers' May Day Protest Site Disabled

JB Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
JB Powell

One of the May Day strike organizers says Google "came to their senses" because people "from around the world started emailing them and protesting this egregious violation of free speech."