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  • 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.
  • 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...

    How did West Coast ports get so jammed? And what comes next?

    After reaching a tentative contract agreement that covers the West Coast's 29 seaports, dockworkers are clearing an immense backlog of cargo that accumulated as their negotiations with employers stalled. Overall, the ports handle roughly one-quarter of...

    Most West Coast ports bustling again after labor deal

    Nearly all West Coast seaports began the work week with crews hustling to load and unload cargo ships that were held up amid a months-long dispute over a new contract for dockworkers. The exception Monday was the Port of Oakland, where problems persisted...

    Port of Oakland operations off to bumpy start

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Operations at the Port of Oakland are off to a bumpy start following a tentative agreement on a new dockworkers' contract. Day shifts on Sunday and Monday were shut down on the vessel unloading side over an apparent dispute about break...