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ILWU Pres McEllrath Begs PMA Not To Lock Them Out “Closing the ports at this point would be reckless and irresponsible,”

ILWU Pres McEllrath Begs PMA Not To Lock Them Out “Closing the ports at this point would be reckless and irresponsible,”
Top official says West Coast ports ‘on the brink of collapse’
http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/20150204/top-official-says-west-coas...

ILWU Pres Can't Figure Out Why Bosses Are Playing Hardball “We’re this close,”

ILWU Pres Can't Figure Out Why Bosses Are Playing Hardball “We’re this close,”
PMA details ILWU contract offer in attempt to avert lockout
http://www.joc.com/port-news/longshoreman-labor/pacific-maritime-associa...
Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor | Feb 04, 2015 6:40PM EST

A Harrowing Account of Working on the Docks

A Harrowing Account of Working on the Docks
http://labornotes.org/blogs/2015/02/harrowing-account-working-docks
February 04, 2015 / Vivian J. Malauuluenlarge or shrink textlogin or register to comment
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Longshore workers like this Long Beach swingman make their living by moving huge, heavy, dangerous cargoes in all weather—while shippers, who reap the big profits, paint workers as thieves. Photo: Fred Alvarado (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

US Congress steps up pressure on ILWU, PMA to reach deal

US Congress steps up pressure on ILWU, PMA to reach deal
http://www.joc.com/regulation-policy/transportation-policy/us-transporta...
Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Feb 02, 2015 3:01PM EST

The U.S. Congress is stepping up its pressure on the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to reach a “swift resolution” to their 9-month-old contract negotiations.

DC Metro driver's story of privatization brings Mayor to tears

DC Metro driver's story of privatization brings Mayor to tears
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKIfGDkgBHo&feature=youtu.be
Published on Jan 15, 2015
As MLK Day approaches Dr. King's struggle for equity still rings true in this passionate first hand account of a hard working DC Metro driver's struggles in her own words.

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