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Old 12-01-2012, 11:27 AM
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Just a few numbers here.
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Here's a little write up on just how much it does bring in and how big it is..

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Good write up. I researched the board and executives, sure a lot of academy graduates in the group with BS in Marine Transportation, same degree I hold.
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good that 39% of imported crap we don't need, send it all back
You sure hit the nail on the head with that one..
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Much of that imported stuff will be food, bananas, fresh fruit and veggies from Chile and other S. American countries, time will be of the essence to unload. People want fresh products all year long. If you have a load of fresh grapes and stone-fruit from Chile, Bananas from Ecuador, they can't sit out in the harbor very long. Prices in the stores will shoot up, anything spoiled will bring a lawsuit from the insurance companies.

The 99 Cent store crap will wait til spring, might make a little bit of a shortfall in the holiday season.
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Back in 1995 when Mexico privatized their railroads, there was a push to make Mexico the land bridge to Europe. Texas would become a larger point of entry for goods destined for the States via Mexican rail service. This is why the clerk's strike bothers me. These clerks have cushy jobs because their fathers had the same jobs and passed their union card on to them. For a group of over paid clerks (about 70) to shut down two major ports will just lead to the export of even more jobs. There are so many jobs tied to these ports it would be a shame to lose them to Mexico, but it will happen.
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Much of that imported stuff will be food, bananas, fresh fruit and veggies from Chile and other S. American countries, time will be of the essence to unload. People want fresh products all year long. If you have a load of fresh grapes and stone-fruit from Chile, Bananas from Ecuador, they can't sit out in the harbor very long. Prices in the stores will shoot up, anything spoiled will bring a lawsuit from the insurance companies.

The 99 Cent store crap will wait til spring, might make a little bit of a shortfall in the holiday season.
In the long run we all know who ends up with the short straw when this crap happens, don't we Dan???

Will this affect the price of breakfast burritos? (inside joke there)
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I find it hard to believe that a union card can get passed from father to son like that in this day and age. ....Have you got documentation of this?
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No documentation, just first hand experience dealing with the clerks in the SF bay area. They had to get by doing whatever work they could find until they were middle aged and their dad's retired so they could have that job. I talked to a new gal in her 20's and made the mistake of asking how she got her job, the reply "my dad passed last month". In the ports this is a time honored tradition, from the days that working the ports was a back breaking job, but still very good paying, to today with containerized freight.

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From what I see, they are striking against outsourcing of their jobs


Long Beach Post - Port Strike Continues, Not Affecting Shipping Traffic

Port Strike Continues, Not Affecting Shipping Traffic

1:30pm | Talks between shipping companies and striking clerical workers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles resumed today, though both sides are reportedly frustrated at the lack of progress. Negotiators began another bargaining session at 1:00pm today.

Clerical workers have been on strike now for six days, though there has been no apparent effect on shipping traffic thus far.

The dispute comes over job security, as employees are worried that their positions could be outsourced and are asking for a guarantee that they are safe. Employers told the Associated Press that such a request isn't fair. From a stor


Long Beach Port Not Slowed by L.A. Port Strike - Long Beach, CA Patch

Long Beach Port Not Slowed by L.A. Port Strike

75 Members of ILWU's clerical unit shut down the busiest Pier 400 but no work stoppage was reported at Long Beach's part of the nation's busiest shipping basin.
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Thanks for all the updates and links. I would be following it more closely if I was still working in the shipping industry. In the past when the clerks went out on strike, nobody crossed the picket lines.
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west coast ports

all the west coast ports will be in big trouble 2014 the panima canal will be able to handel the supper size ships,this will eliminate 60%+ frt for west coast L A to vancouver canada.the artical claims will shorten delivery to east by 3 to 4 days.so the long shore men coud get a wake up
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PS how bout mor hotrod stuff,this site seems poluted with not hot rod stuff
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out source their jobs, union scum
i wish this off topic crap wouldn't list when you do a new posts search
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No documentation, just first hand experience dealing with the clerks in the SF bay area. They had to get by doing whatever work they could find until they were middle aged and their dad's retired so they could have that job. I
I grew up in a port town. The saying on the railroad and the port authority, "If you're not related, it's who you know or who you bl**.
I saw this first hand, when ever I needed a few extra bucks, I called my cousin. I went to work when others were waiting on the benches. The same held true with the railroad. 4 of my good buds went on the railroad, they made engineer...after their dads retired. mucho dinero for any of those jobs.

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In the long run we all know who ends up with the short straw when this crap happens, don't we Dan???

Will this affect the price of breakfast burritos? (inside joke there)

I hope not, the chiles this time of year are from Mexico.
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