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West Coast Dockworkers Union Ratifies 5-Year Contract

The labor dispute that hobbled international trade through West Coast seaports earlier this year officially ended Friday when the union representing dockworkers announced its members had ratified a five-year contract.


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Companies That Employ West Coast Dockworkers OK Contract

A spokesman says the companies that employ West Coast dockworkers have approved a proposed contract that restored labor peace to sea ports that had all but stopped moving cargo earlier this year.


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Port Of Los Angeles Cargo Volume Down 22.7 Percent During Labor Talks

Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were down 22.7 percent in January compared with the same month last year, amid congestion at the harbor and a drawn out labor dispute between port management and dockworkers.


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Tentative Agreement Reached In Dockworkers Dispute With Ports

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez negotiated for a five-year deal, union officials were quoted as saying.


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Obama Sends Labor Secretary To Calif. To Settle West Coast Ports Dispute

President Obama is set to send United States Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California in an attempt to address the slowdown of ports on the West Coast.


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LA, Long Beach Ports At ‘Breaking Point’

Increased congestion is expected this Presidents Day weekend at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, harbor officials said Friday.


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Weekend Port Shutdown Sees Union, Companies At Odds

Ships were idle at 29 ports along the west coast on Saturday, including Long Beach and San Pedro, after negotiations between the union and the association representing shipping companies hit a standstill Friday night.


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West Coast Ports Temporarily Suspended In Weekend Vessel Operations

Ports along the west coast were temporarily shut down Saturday in light of continued union slowdowns.


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Shipping Companies To Partially Shut Down Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports For The Weekend

The Los Angeles and Long Beach ports will partially shut down this weekend to suspend vessel loading and unloading activities at West Coast ports.


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LA, Long Beach Mayors Urge Dockworkers, Employers To Reach Labor Agreement

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach urged dockworkers and their employers Thursday to resolve labor disputes that have dragged on since last July.


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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.


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Local Leaders Join SoCal Longshore Workers Over Labor Dispute

An ongoing labor dispute threatens to reduce work crews on cargo ships by two-thirds.


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.