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La Port Strike

Of Longshoremen, Investment Bankers and Class Warfare

David Macaray | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
David Macaray

So if money is continuing to gravitate toward businesses, not only in generous amounts, but in record amounts, why are we opposed to the middle-class sharing in that largess? Aren't working folks, as much as Corporate America, entitled to a larger slice of the pie?

Why Ports Are the New Factories

Louis Hyman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Business
Louis Hyman

Last month, beginning on November 27 in Los Angeles the longshoremen shut down the Long Beach and LA container ports. This strike got little national coverage but this strike actually shut down the movement of all those goods to all those Wal-Mart stores.


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 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 ...

Still No Agreement

AP | Posted 02.01.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Contract talks between clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and shippers have resumed as the strike entered...

'Time Is Of The Essence'

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER and ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.31.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A strike dramatically slowed activity at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – the nation's busiest cargo complex &ndash...

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,...