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Threatening holiday commerce and US Economy

Longshore Union’s Job Actions Spread from Pacific Northwest to Nation’s Largest Port Complex in Southern California ILWU withholds hundreds of skilled workers from vital terminal jobs at Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports, threatening holiday commerce and U.S. economy San Fr
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LA-Long Beach back to normal? Talks begin Again Today!

Cargo-handling and gate operations in Los Angeles-Long Beach were back to normal this afternoon after a waterfront arbitrator ordered longshoremen not to honor picket lines established by striking truck drivers. However, while the marine terminals are expected to continue working smoo
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Longshoremen walk off job at two LA port terminals

International Longshore and Warehouse Union longshoremen in Southern California walked off their jobs about 9 a.m. at Evergreen and APL terminals in the Port of Los Angeles today. Teamsters protesters were picketing in the harbor area. The Pacific Maritime Association immediately call
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Prepare for West Coast Diversions

US Customs issues guidelines for West Coast diversions Less than a week remains until the current contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association expires. Negotiations between the two have never been free of some sort of disruption
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Quiet Before the Storm- Contract Deadline July 1st

Cargo interests, shipping lines and railroads have done all they can to prepare for the July 1 expiration of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contract. The trade community is now looking to the negotiations in San Francisco to see if an agreement will be reached without
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