Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach
The strike that started at L.A.’s Pier 400 last week has spread, shutting down 10 of the 14 cargo container terminals at the nation’s busiest seaport complex.
These terminals, including Pier 400, remain closed and clerical workers continue to picket today, despite negotiations between employers and union workers that took place over the weekend. Hoping to push the parties toward a swift resolution, the mayor of Los Angeles is urging union representatives and their employers to engage in round the clock talks with the assistance of federal mediators, reports the L.A. Times. We will send updates as this situation develops.
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LA’s Pier 400 closed today; expect delays. (11.28.12)
East Coast Ports
Federal mediators continue to oversee contract negotiations between representatives for members of the International Longshoremen’s Association and their employers, the U.S. Maritime Alliance. The latest word from the union, which represents longshoremen working at ports along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, is that they will strike on December 29 if their demands are not met. December 29 is when the current contract extension expires. With the help of federal mediators, both parties will engage in another round of meetings December 10-12.
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