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West Coast Port Employers Slammed for Suspending Ship Unloading Day Shift Monday

(Karen Robes Meeks – Long Beach Press Telegram)

The group representing employers at West Coast ports prevented dockworkers from unloading ships Monday in order to clear out cargo containers from congested terminal yards.

The move, which prevented longshore workers from moving goods off ships still stranded in the water at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, quickly attracted criticism from Rep. Janice Hahn, D-San Pedro, who urged the Pacific Maritime Association to reconsider its decision.

Nine container ships remained at sea Monday, waiting to be unloaded, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. Click here to read more.