Obama Sends Labor Secretary To Calif. To Settle West Coast Ports DisputePresident 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.
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.
Weekend Port Shutdown Sees Union, Companies At OddsShips 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.
West Coast Ports Temporarily Suspended In Weekend Vessel OperationsPorts along the west coast were temporarily shut down Saturday in light of continued union slowdowns.
Shipping Companies To Partially Shut Down Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports For The WeekendThe Los Angeles and Long Beach ports will partially shut down this weekend to suspend vessel loading and unloading activities at West Coast ports.
LA, Long Beach Mayors Urge Dockworkers, Employers To Reach Labor AgreementThe mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach urged dockworkers and their employers Thursday to resolve labor disputes that have dragged on since last July.
Federal Mediator To Assist In Stalled Talks Between Port Workers, Shipping CompaniesA federal mediator is stepping in to help negotiate contract talks between West Coast dockworkers and shipping companies.
Local Leaders Join SoCal Longshore Workers Over Labor DisputeAn ongoing labor dispute threatens to reduce work crews on cargo ships by two-thirds.

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