Industry: Transportation
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Feb. 19, 2015
The Port of Oakland shut down operations Thursday as longshore workers attended a union meeting instead of showing up to work amid a protracted labor dispute with shippers.
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Feb. 15, 2015
The labor dispute between West Coast ports and the longshormen’s union is having an effect on the California economy. Nick Vyas directs the Center for Global Supply Chain Management at the University of Southern California. He estimates California has lost between a half billion and a billion dollars since the port labor dispute began. And he says state leaders should take an active role in trying to end the dispute.
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Feb. 12, 2015
Why isn't there a national conversation about the West Coast port slowdown? That's exactly what Peter Friedmann, executive director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, wants to know.
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Feb. 12, 2015
As a result, companies affected by the slow ports are finding ways to import their product without using West Coast ports, including the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. In California, agriculture groups have warned of long-term economic damage if the slowdowns persist.
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Feb. 11, 2015
Shipping companies said they will stop unloading ships at West Coast ports for four of the next five days because they don’t want to pay overtime to workers they allege have deliberately slowed operations.
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