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Truckers Strike at L.A. Port for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

No worker wants to go on strike, but several major trucking companies at these L.A. and Long Beach ports have made working conditions so miserable that many drivers believe they have no choice. So the drivers will be out of their trucks and onto the picket lines this week.

'Green News Report' - October 7, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: How many scientists does it take to change a light bulb? Three, accordi...

Major Fire Breaks Out At Port of Los Angeles

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.23.2014 | Crime

A major fire broke out at the Port of Los Angeles on Monday night, burning roughly 150 feet of dock in the Wilmington neighborhood, threatening a near...

These Are All The Worst Things About LA

Los Angeles Daily News | Dakota Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles has choking traffic, high poverty rates and slow job growth, a new report on the city concludes. Also, locals don't trust City Hall, pens...

Court Overturns Part Of Port's Plan

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday partially overturned a Port of Los Angeles anti-smog program that replaced thousands of aging t...

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...

Where We've Been And Where We're Going: Creating Jobs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 10.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

By investing in our infrastructure, cutting red tape, and building a business-friendly city, we are working to ensure the jobs of the future are created here in L.A. Together, we're leaving behind a Los Angeles built to prosper for generations to come.

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's amazing what a determined group of people can do, even in the face of the combined forces of coal, railway, and shipping industries. I sure hope they succeed.

Rag Picking in America?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Carl Pope

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa takes pride in the fact that his city's recycling rate is the highest in any of America's million plus population cities. But listening to the workers, it is clear that inside the recycling facility, workers are treated more like the garbage they sort than fellow citizens.

Occupy’s major message misfire

Arthur Bruzzone | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Arthur Bruzzone

The Occupy movement, or those who participated in effort to close down West Coast ports, violated several of Saul Alinksy's direct action rules: First, find a message and persist. Second, don't alienate your base...

Our To-Do List For LA's Very First Navy Week

Posted 09.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles' first-ever Navy Week has just started, offering Angelenos a chance to mix and mingle with some of our nation's finest. CBS LA tells u...

More Economic Output "Bang" for Our Investment "Buck"

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 06.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

As the country slowly crawls out of the global economic recession, Los Angeles is taking bold steps to invest in infrastructure, create jobs, increase...

Good Jobs and Clean Air: New York Ports Must Follow LA's Lead

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

The Port of Los Angeles' innovative Clean Truck Program is legally in the clear -- and so it's time for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to follow those tire tracks.

Cleaning Up Trucks and Jobs at the Port Authority

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

By January 1, the dirtiest of the diesel trucks spewing pollution on their way to and from the ports of New York and New Jersey may get a much-needed retirement.

The Ports Challenge

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.

Killing at the Seaport: Port Pollution a Silent Killer

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

For those Americans who happen to live near a seaport, pollution is a serious health hazard leading to negative health outcomes and even death.

Three Events, One Message: Creating Jobs

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

LA is open for business and focused on getting Angelenos back to work.

Rise In Sea Levels Threatens California Ports

latimes.com | Ronald D. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Global warming and a resulting rise in sea levels present a direct threat to the world's seaports -- and many of California's harbors are nowhere near...

LA's New Jobs Chief

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Petro

What characteristics make a city more or less business friendly? Is it simply low tax rates and minimal regulation? The Los Angeles County Business Federation would say yes.

Clean Trucks: One Year Later

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today marks the first anniversary of the launch of one of the most successful emissions reductions programs in our country's history -- the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Truck Program.