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.
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.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday the money is needed to make emergency repairs to breaches and near-breaches damaged by Hurricane Marie.
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.
Truck drivers who haul cargo in and out of the twin Ports of LA and Long Beach planned to go on a two-day strike Monday that they said was directed not at the busy ports themselves but at the companies that employ drivers.
Officials from the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are considering whether to adopt a plan that aims to aggressively reduce harmful pollutants from ships and trains.