Threatened trucker strike fails to materialize at Port of LA/Long Beach

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
July 07, 2014 - LM Editorial

As the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association continued negotiations toward a new coastwide contract yesterday, a handful of “informational protests” were staged at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by independent truckers.

Terminal operations and normal cargo activity were minimally disturbed said spokesmen for both ports.

Teamsters Local 848, threatened to stage an aggressive campaign against Southern California’s leading short-haul trucking companies, and many shippers feared that ILWU workers would not cross picket lines out of labor “solidarity.”

Lee Peterson of the Port of Long Beach told LM that dockworkers were taking a long holiday in any case since they were unable to celebrate “Bloody Thursday” last week due to Independence Day time off.

Phillip Sanfield of the Port of Los Angeles shared a similar observation, noting that tomorrow will be a better indicator of planned disruptions in service.

Drivers from three local drayage firms may continue to call an “unfair labor practice strike” at truck yards and marine terminals at ports this week, but it’s too early to judge what impact they will have on daily dockside activity.



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Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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