Jock O'Connell

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally Friday morning at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum at the Port of Los Angeles.

The State of LA’s Ports

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders held a rally Friday morning at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum at the Port of Los Angeles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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.

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

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.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand