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Longshoremen

Happy (100th) Birthday, Local 8!

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 07.28.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

Join us in celebrating Local 8's birthday, a shining star in the labor movement "that brought you the weekend." Even better, visit the Tides of Freedom exhibit to learn more about the African Americans who contributed to the great maritime history of Philadelphia.

Major Crisis Averted

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 02.02.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Port operators along the East Coast have reached a tentative deal on a new contract with the union for longshoremen, averting a possible...

White House Weighs In On Key Coastal Dispute

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday urged dock workers, port owners and shippers to resolve a labor dispute tha...

Rick Scott Asking Obama For Help

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

MIAMI, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Florida's Republican governor wants President Barack Obama to invoke federal law and order a cooling-off period if nearly ...

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?

'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...

SHUT DOWN

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,...