Seventh Day of Strike at the Ports of LA and Long Beach

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Several hundred clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach – without a contract for two-and-a-half years – began a strike last week. Other longshoremen honored the picket lines, and on the front page of today’s LA Times, you can see the result – a large photo of idle cranes and very large ships at anchor beyond them. The mayor says get this settled. And a question about that billion dollar number – from the man who says – that’s my estimate, and I don’t like it anymore.

Credits

Guests:
Jock O'Connell - International Trade Economist with Beacon Economics, Craig Merrilees - International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). , Steve Getzug - Pacific Maritime Association - @smgetzug

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Evan George, Sonya Geis