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Port drivers end strike

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The last of the port truck drivers who went on strike this week decided to end their picketing today, five days after walking off their jobs at hauling companies serving the Los Angeles and Long Beach trade ports. Drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation will end their strike, which they began earlier this week because they […]

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Ex-Walmart workers join L.A. ports truck drivers picket line

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Striking port truck drivers will again be walking a picket line today, this time at Union Pacific’s Los Angeles Transportation Center as they and their counterparts in San Diego continue their strike against the short haul transport companies for which they work. Drivers will be joined on the picket line by former […]

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LAUSD teachers get 10 percent raise in tentative agreement

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A tentative agreement giving Los Angeles Unified School District teachers a 10 percent raise under a three-year contract effectively prevents a threatened strike and ends months of protests amid contentious negotiations. “LAUSD and UTLA believe this agreement is good for students, educators and the stability of the district moving forward,” a joint union-district statement said. The […]

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Cargo traffic back up after L.A. ports slowdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Cargo traffic at the Port of Los Angeles shot up 17.3 percent in March, compared with the same month last year, following a slow start this year as the harbor department struggled with congestion and a labor dispute. Officials said cargo volumes in March ranked the second-highest in the port’s history, with 800,063 Twenty-Foot Equivalent […]

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Backed-up trash bins emptied as city waits for strike decision

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - All garbage cans in the City of Los Angeles have been emptied, some several days late, after about 60 percent of the unionized garbage collectors stayed away from their job for two days in a labor dispute last week, the city said today. The backlog of trash had all been hauled away late Saturday, […]

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