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Port Strike

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...

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.

Scott Rallies Port Leaders To Prevent Strike

Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is scrambling to prevent a work stoppage at Sunshine State ports in the coming days, warning the consequences could be dire. ...

Port Strike Endangers Entire Country's 'Economic Engine'

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.04.2012 | Los Angeles

California Democratic Congresswoman Janice Hahn expressed her support for striking clerical workers and longshoremen at the ports of Los Angeles and L...

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...