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  • Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute

    Imports plunged at West Coast ports amid labor dispute
    Months of congestion at West Coast ports -- the result of a labor dispute and other logistical problems -- led to major shifts in U.S. trade patterns.
  • Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says

    Port workers' families denied medical claims, lawsuit says
    The spouses of two West Coast dockworkers and a doctor have sued a union health insurance plan for longshoremen, alleging millions of dollars in legitimate unpaid claims in the last two years. The suit, which seeks class-action status, comes just...

    How longshoremen command $100K salaries in era of globalization and automation

    How longshoremen command $100K salaries in era of globalization and automation
    More than 4,400 ships bring nearly $400 billion worth of goods through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every year, a crucial link in the global supply chain of factories, warehouses, docks, highways and rail lines. Most blue-collar workers along...

    Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months

    Clearing cargo backlog at Southland ports may take three months
    Southern California port officials say it could take up to three months to clear cargo that piled up during a labor dispute that threatened to cripple West Coast commerce. On Friday, shipping companies and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union...

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon

    Despite West Coast ports' labor deal, normality not yet on horizon
    West Coast ports are emerging from the most contentious labor dispute in more than a decade, but lingering resentment and structural problems may complicate a return to normality. Activity picked up Saturday at Western harbors after the dockworkers...