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Oakland votes no on coal

The Oakland City Council on June 27 voted to ban coal from the city.

The 7-0 vote prohibits the transportation and handling of coal within the city limits. 831 more words

LaborFest 2016

Lisa Hori-Garcia in Mr. Babbit costume following performance of Schooled at Dolores Park, San Francisco, on July 4th.

My first time watching a San Francisco Mime Troupe performance!  324 more words

ILWU leads fight to save Seattle waterfront jobs

The Seattle City Council in May rejected a proposal for building a new sports arena designed to attract a National Basketball Association team to the city. 700 more words

Steamship Sunday - Matson, McLean and Containerization

In August of 1958, Matson’s Hawaiian Merchant carried 20 containers from Alameda/Oakland, California to Hawaii, the first containerized cargo run in the Pacific.

In last Sunday’s post about the… 2,832 more words

Steamship Sunday

Shipper coalition urges PMA, ILWU to begin contract extension talks


LONG BEACH, Mar 17 (GCTL18) – With memories of last year’s West Coast port disruptions still fresh in their minds, a coalition representing 113 local, state and federal trade associations of beneficial cargo owners on Tuesday urged the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association to begin early discussions on a contract extension. 322 more words