Deal Brings End to L.A., Long Beach Ports Strike
Bensenville, Illinois - Dec 5, 2012
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
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
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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