The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, major engines of Southern California's economy, have been hit by a strike this week. When a small number of well-paid clerical workers set up picket lines, thousands of longshoremen refused to cross. We get a progress report. Also, the LA Auto Show opens to the public tomorrow, demonstrating that cars are better than ever. The head of GM North America says, "Every car will have good quality," not just his. Will economic recovery and advanced technology attract a new generation that's losing interest in cars? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the President does lunch with Mitt Romney, but partisanship never dies.
Port Terminals Close as LA Auto Show Opens
From this Episode:
The Fiscal Cliff, Susan Rice and Political Gamesmanship
As promised, President Obama had lunch with Mitt Romney today — no press coverage, no details of their discussion. But just weeks after the election, partisanship is still...
24 min, 30 sec
Clerks Strike at the LA Ports
Clerical workers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are few in number, but this week they've demonstrated the power to shut down two mighty engines of Southern...
10 min, 17 sec