Strike idles most of LA-Long Beach port complex
Port spokesmen say seven of eight Los Angeles terminals and three of six in Long Beach are closed. In Los Angeles, 14 ships in dock and in the harbor aren’t being serviced.
The clerical workers have been locked in a contract dispute with more than a dozen shippers for 2 years. They claim terminal operators have been outsourcing their jobs overseas. Shippers deny that and say they’ve even offered to guarantee local jobs.