Just days after a deal was reached to keep business humming at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, dock workers could see some fallout from a potential shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security.
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.
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were among more than two dozen ports that reopened Monday after a weekend shutdown by port operators.
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.
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.
The U.S. Coast Guard has stepped up enforcement at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to prevent the Ebola virus from making entry into Southern California.
Seven boxes of mounted wildlife, antlers and horns were seized last month at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport complex before they could be exported, authorities said Wednesday.
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.
Fire crews Monday rescued a worker who fell into the cargo hold of a ship at the Port of Los Angeles.
The 2020 Commission threw its support behind a minimum wage increase and combining the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to return the region to prosperity.
Big changes are coming to Ports O’Call along the San Pedro waterfront.
Officials at the Port of L.A. say their cruise business took a real dip during the recession, but now it’s steaming back.
The Port of Los Angeles is huge – and so is the Port economy.
A new study says cyber attacks may pose the biggest threat to disrupting economic activity at ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach.