Los Angeles-Long Beach Seaport Strike Quiets Nation’s Largest Container Ports

Clerical workers have shut down seven of eight terminals at the Port of Los Angeles (the 13th largest port in the US), along with six at Long Beach (the fourth largest port in the US, responsible for more than $100 billion in annual trade), on Wednesday after 10,000 workers refused to cross picket lines at the nation’s largest combined cargo complex. The strikes mark the biggest work stoppages at the ports in a decade, but comes on the heels of most holiday goods passing through the ports. Los Angeles and Long Beach are the nation’s first and second busiest container ports, respectively. California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein issued a quick statement urging an end to the dispute “so we can protect the economy of the Los Angeles region, the West Coast and our nation, which will be adversely affected by the closures at these ports.”
7 comments on “Los Angeles-Long Beach Seaport Strike Quiets Nation’s Largest Container Ports
  1. Diane Alden says:

    I keep thinking of that GREAT movie On the Waterfront … I say who cares.. maybe people will buy locally .. like I will do in the small shops on the square in my town.. a much better option than yet more plastic CRAP from China or wherever. This is a GOOD thing unless people are to lazy and BRAIN dead .. there are always Harry and David’s and Omaha Steaks or Hale’s Fruit Baskets.

  2. General Rasta, SLA says:

    bring the corporations to their knees …… then finish the job

  3. Dustbowl Daze says:

    As long as the McDonald’s helicopters can get through, everyone will live.

  4. Alf says:

    So why do these clerical workers feel the need to go out on strike?
    does anyone know? does anyone care? we only have half the story here.

  5. bproman says:

    Test run for when all the shipping and transportation routes get cut off.

  6. chiller says:

    Typical politicians…no consideration for the workers…only what makes THEM look good. Shut’em down…shut’em ALL down!

  7. That’ll learn them for manufacturing in China!

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