Deal Brings End to L.A., Long Beach Ports Strike

Bensenville, Illinois - Dec 5, 2012

"The OCU union workers and Harbor Employers reached a contract agreement last night, and as a result the clerical workers will be returning to their usual job roles at Long Beach and Los Angeles port terminals today."

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says an agreement has been reached to end an eight-day strike that crippled the nation's largest port complex.

Villaraigosa says negotiators approved the deal Tuesday night just a few hours after the arrival of federal mediators from Washington, D.C.

Clerks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach had been working without a contract for more than two years. The strike prevented shippers from delivering billions of dollars in cargo to warehouses and distribution centers across the country.

At issue was the union's contention that terminal operators wanted to outsource future clerical jobs out of state and overseas – an allegation the shippers denied. Instead, shippers said they wanted the flexibility not to fill jobs no longer needed as port workers quit or retire.

Source: Pactrans Air & Sea, Inc.

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