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.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will again be partially shut down over four out of the next five days as a labor dispute continues between port employers and the dockworkers’ union.
City workers rallied to protest what they call cuts to municipal services even as Mayor Eric Garcetti touted progress in labor negotiations with employee unions.
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.
CBS2/KCAL9 political reporter Dave Bryan spoke with restaurant workers who say they’ve fallen victim to wage theft.
Officials say deliveries into and out of the Port of Los Angeles were unaffected by a work stoppage by drivers from a pair of trucking companies.
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.
Drivers in a long-running labor dispute with three trucking companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach began what they said would be an indefinite strike Monday.
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.
Union members returned to negotiations Monday with three of the Southland’s largest grocery chains.
Simi Valley police this weekend said that one of their own helped deliver a baby girl.
Chris Burgess had just taken his wife home from the hospital where she had just given birth to their second son, and everything seemed so perfect for this Burbank family.
A coalition of community groups gathered Thursday outside the offices of a Chinese electric bus manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles to protest alleged labor law violations.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday in favor of a new labor agreement reached this week between the city and the union representing 92 percent of workers at the Department of Water and Power.
Police said they arrested about 25 University of California health care workers who staged a sit-in that has closed an intersection, causing traffic backups during rush hour at the Los Angeles campus.