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PMA Bosses Are "Crazy" Says ILWU When Agreement Is "close"?

PMA Bosses Are "Crazy" Says ILWU When Agreement Is "close"?
Employers at ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles suspend weekend shifts as contract stalemate continues
“Increasing congestion by closing the ports seems like a crazy way to solve problems that should be resolved at the table,” Merrilees said, adding that both parties are close to a contract resolution.

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...

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.

Justice Now-MLK Oakland Rally/Workers & Community Demand Justice And An End To Privatization

Justice Now-MLK Oakland Rally/Workers & Community Demand Justice And An End To Privatization
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtGJqjOBQyM
Workers and Community people attended and spoke out at the Reclaim MLK day in Oakland on January 19, 2015. Young people talked about the repression and police murders and trade unionists from the ILUW Local 10, Oakland Education Association OEA and SEIU 1021 talked about the attack on public education through charters and privatization.

Labor dispute at West Coast seaports takes no holiday

Labor dispute at West Coast seaports takes no holiday
http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jan/19/labor-dispute-at-west-coast-se...

Associated Press files Container ships wait to be offloaded at the Port of Oakland in 2013. (Ben Margot/AP)
By JUSTIN PRITCHARD, Associated Press
Published: January 19, 2015, 4:30 PM
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