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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The City Council on Friday told the federal government to stay out of the labor contract disputes at the port of Los Angeles and other West Coast harbors. The action came in response to reports that the Bush administration may invoke the Taft-Hartley Act to head off work stoppages. The Pacific Maritime Assn., representing the port operators, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing the dock workers, have been negotiating for a new contract since June.
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BUSINESS
October 18, 2002 | Nancy Cleeland
Federal mediators hoping to settle a labor dispute between West Coast dockworkers and their employers are set to tour terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and possibly others, early next week before calling both sides back to the bargaining table. Peter J. Hurtgen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, met Wednesday with negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and Thursday with officials of the Pacific Maritime Assn.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The longshore union and shipping industry reached a tentative agreement on technology -- the stickiest issue in their prolonged labor dispute -- early Friday, after all-night talks with three federal mediators and a top AFL-CIO official. No details were released on the deal, which many saw as a breakthrough in the stalemate that has disrupted commercial trade along the West Coast for more than a month.
BUSINESS
November 29, 1999 | Bloomberg News
Ocean shipping companies face a one-day West Coast port shutdown Tuesday as port workers intend to protest this week's World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle. The International Longshore & Warehouse Union plans the action to protest WTO's support of worldwide free trade, the Journal of Commerce first reported last week. A stoppage would halt port activity on the heaviest shipping day of the week in Southern California ports, the nation's busiest.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2012 | By Ricardo Lopez and Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times
ENSENADA - This sluggish port city is coming alive. Standing atop a pier with a hulking cargo ship behind him, dock manager Rogelio Valenzuela Gonzalez motioned Monday toward four cranes as they plucked metal containers from the vessel. Operators swiveled the cranes toward a line of flatbed trucks. Supervisors in reflective vests and hard hats watched from below, using two-way radios to dispatch trucks as they filled up. Not even during the peak fall shipping season is this port so busy.
BUSINESS
December 5, 2012 | Ricardo Lopez and Ronald D. White and Stuart Pfeifer
Clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will return to work Wednesday, ending a strike that crippled America's busiest shipping hub for more than a week. Leaders of the 800-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit agreed to a tentative deal after marathon negotiations that ended late Tuesday. The deal will not become final until it is ratified by the full union membership. It ends a grueling battle between both sides that threatened to damage the fragile U.S. economy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1997
Other waterfront unions pledged support for striking port pilots Friday as city officials rejected the strikers' latest contract proposal, an attorney said. The pilots lowered their salary request from $195,000 a year to the $160,000 range, but city officials "indicated they were not interested," said union attorney Beth Garfield. As the labor dispute reached its 64th day, three International Longshore and Warehouse Union locals pledged $120,000 in financial assistance to the 10 striking pilots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1997
Longshore workers at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles joined other West Coast dockworkers Monday in an eight-hour work stoppage to show solidarity with dockworkers in Liverpool, England. Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Locals 13 and 63, refused to work between 6 p.m. Monday and 2 a.m. today, demanding the reinstatement of Liverpool dockworkers who were fired during a work dispute two years ago.
BUSINESS
October 4, 2002 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hey, tell the wharfinger the gang is hard-timing us and we've got nothing to dray." The trouble at West Coast ports has thrown a spotlight on the colorful language of the docks, spiced with words that date back to the Middle Ages. Here's a sampling: * Drayage: noun. The hauling of goods, usually for short distances, by truck. From "dray," a strong, low cart without sides, for carrying heavy loads.
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