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Labor Chief Issues Friday Deadline In West Coast Port Talks

The nation’s top labor official ratcheted up pressure on the two sides haggling over a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, reportedly saying if they don’t reach an agreement by Friday, they’ll have to leave California and negotiate in Washington.

02/19/2015

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Companies In West Coast Port Dispute Make Appeal To Workers

Maritime companies are making their case for a new labor contract directly to West Coast dockworkers, hoping the rank-and-file will pressure union negotiators to reach a deal that would let billions of dollars of cargo now stuck at West Coast ports flow freely again.

02/18/2015

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Labor Dispute At West Coast Sea Ports Doesn’t Take A Holiday

The two sides have been trying to negotiate a new contract for months, and as tensions have risen the rate that cargo is moving has slowed.

01/19/2015

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Federal Mediator To Assist In Stalled Talks Between Port Workers, Shipping Companies

A federal mediator is stepping in to help negotiate contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and shipping companies.

01/06/2015

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Sides ‘Far Apart’ In West Coast Port Negotiations

While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren’t close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired.

12/18/2014

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2 Sides Keep Negotiating West Coast Ports Contract

As importers struggle to get their products from massive ships docking at West Coast ports onto store shelves, dockworkers and their employers continue negotiating a new contract.

11/10/2014

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Strife At West Coast Ports Threatens Delivery Of Holiday Goods

Labor strife at major West Coast sea ports is threatening the delivery of holiday goods that consumers expect and retailers need to turn a profit.

11/06/2014

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Labor Dispute Briefly Shuts LA, Long Beach Ports

Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are negotiating a new contract with their employers at 29 West Coast ports, but their action was unrelated to those talks.

07/08/2014

Trucks transport containers at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California on May 12, 2010. The twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which together make up the nation's busiest shipping container complex,  are expected to see a 10.2 percent increase in container traffic this year, with the value of good and services rising about 9 percent to over USD 308 billion.  The upward trend comes on the heels of a nearly 18 percent plunge in container traffic at the ports in 2008. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Billions Of Dollars At Risk As West Coast Port Contract Ends

The West Coast ports that are America’s gateway for hundreds of billions of dollars of trade with Asia and beyond are no stranger to labor unrest and even violence.

06/22/2014

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