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  1. Workers at Boeing say goodbye to C-17 with last major join ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | San Bernardino County Sun

    Workers at Boeing today finish the last major join of the last C-17 Globemaster at the local plant. Photo by Andrew Edwards.

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  2. Los Angeles, Long Beach port officials prepared in case of Homeland Security shut downRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | San Bernardino County Sun

    With operations slowly returning to normal at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex after a labor dispute that left a backlog of ships in the harbor, port officials said today they have contingency plans ready to avert more problems if the Department of Homeland Security is forced to shut down. “Unfortunately, we've been down this road before with sequestration and other congressional up-to-the-last-minute deadline situations,” said Port of Long Beach Director of Security Randy Parsons.

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  3. Cargo volume plunged at the Port of LA amid labor stifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Cargo volumes at the Port of Los Angeles plunged 22.7 percent in January compared with the same month last year, amid congestion at the harbor and a drawn out labor dispute between port management and dockworkers. The port moved 529,427 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units, or TEUs, of cargo last month, compared to 685,549 TEUs in January 2014.

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  4. Long Beacha s Boeing workers assemble final C-17, plan for an uncertain futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Aircraft mechanic Al Estoque drills rivet holes on the last C-17 Globemaster to be assembled at Boeing's C-17 plant in Long Beach on Feb. 16, 2015. Estoque and his crew are attaching the rear section of the plane to the main center fuselage.

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  5. Inland Empire logistics industry watchers remain concerned over portsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Inland Empire business leaders and experts said Monday the deal reached to end the labor dispute that caused goods movement to slow down significantly at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach might have lasting negative impacts for the logistics sector in the region. The tentative agreement the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached on Friday is expected to mean five years of peace between the parties and a return to business as usual after the contract dispute had led to a severe slowdown of goods at the ports.

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  6. Amid labor pact celebration, Long Beach, Los Angeles port officials look to avoid a repeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 23 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Cargo is loaded onto Evergreen's Ever Salute ship docked at Terminal Island on Monday, February 23, 2015. The Los Angeles and Long Beach mayors announced that they will work together to make LA/LB the ports of choice for shippers.

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  7. Los Angeles, Long Beach ports resume full operations after tentative dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 22 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Dockworkers worked an overnight shift for the first time in weeks as the twin Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports returned to full operations over the weekend, beginning to clear the cargo backlog that developed during stalled labor talks. “There's a lot of work to do and a limited labor pool,” said Phillip Sanfield, a spokesman for the Port of Los Angeles.

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  8. Now that ports have a labor agreement, ita s time to move all that cargoRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Jake Ferguson rides a wave on Feb. 20, 2015, in Sunset Beach, as loaded cargo ships are anchored outside the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The challenge of negotiating a labor agreement between dockworkers and their employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was replaced Saturday by an enormous new challenge: Clearing a staggering volume of backed-up cargo containers.

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  9. Deal reached in port labor talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 20 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Containers stacked at the APM terminal in the Port of Los Angeles. San Pedro Calif., Monday, February 16, 2015.

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  10. U.S. Labor Secretary gives West Coast ports Friday deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Cargo trucks wait in line to enter the Port of Long Beach, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Long Beach, Calif. Seaports in the U.S. West Coast that were all but shut over the weekend because of a contract dispute are reopening as the nation's top labor official tries to solve a stalemate between dockworkers and their employers that already has disrupted billions of dollars in U.S. international trade.

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  11. Mayor Garcetti says dockworkers, port employers are working toward agreementRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | San Bernardino County Sun

    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were humming with activity today, a “good sign” that dockworkers and port employers are working toward resolving lingering labor issues holding up trade at West Coast ports, Mayor Eric Garcetti said. Negotiations to resolve the labor contract dispute were continuing in San Francisco, with U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez helping to broker a deal between port employers and dockworkers.

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  12. 7 port facts that should make you worried about the labor stalemateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | San Bernardino County Sun

    An ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers affecting 29 West Coast ports , including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, has major impacts on the U.S. economy. Labor contract talks, underway for nine months now, have grown increasingly contentious in recent weeks, with the employers group, the Pacific Maritime Association, issuing orders to halt the loading and unloading of ships at all West Coast ports at night, during the past two weekends and recent holidays.

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  13. U.S. Labor Secretary, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti continue talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in San Francisco Wednesday to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said Wednesday he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez on Tuesday night.

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  14. Teamsters to help L.A., Long Beach truckers seek unemployment benefits if ports shut downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Eric Tate, secretary-treasure Teamsters Local 848, speaks at a press conference in Long Beach, CA on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. LONG BEACH >> The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced a plan Wednesday to aid thousands of nonunion truckers who may lose out on pay if labor strife at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach results in a work stoppage at the harbor.

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  15. Port of Long Beach Tesoro oil terminal workers contemplate strikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | San Bernardino County Sun

    LONG BEACH >> A national oil workers strike could spill over to the Port of Long Beach, a seaport already besieged with unprecedented bottlenecks. About 100 members of the United Steelworkers who work on the Tesoro oil terminals at the Port of Long Beach may go on strike if the union and Tesoro cannot come to an agreement on benefits.

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  16. U.S. Labor Secretary continues talks to break port impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is in San Francisco today to take part in talks to resolve the ongoing labor dispute between port employers and dockworkers that's affecting 29 West Coast ports, including the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. A spokesman for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said today he is not in San Francisco, but spoke with U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez last night.

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  17. Teamsters: L.A., Long Beach truckers can get unemployment benefits if ports shut downRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 18 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Eric Tate, secretary-treasure Teamsters Local 848, speaks at a press conference in Long Beach, CA on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. LONG BEACH >> At risk of losing hours ­- and pay - if the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach shut down, port truckers will be able to receive unemployment benefits even though most of them are not officially considered employees of the companies they work for, labor officials said today.

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  18. Port workers want arbitrator David Miller out, but employers aim to keep himRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 17 | San Bernardino County Sun

    The labor-management standoff that is disrupting billions of dollars of international trade at West Coast seaports now centers on the future of one man who resolves workplace disputes at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. After nine months of bargaining for a new contract and weeks of partial port shutdowns, dockworkers and their employers disagree whether they should change the system for arbitrating allegations of work slowdowns, discrimination and other conflicts.

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  19. As ships clog ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, businesses are forced to make other shipping plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 16 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Containers stacked at COSCO/ISSA terminal in the Port of Long Beach. Long Beach Calif., Monday, February 16, 2015.

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  20. Steller sea lion sightings may be a sign of increasingly rich ocean biodiversityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | San Bernardino County Sun

    Bested in body mass only by walruses and giant elephant seals, the world's largest species of sea lion has been documented in several recent sightings locally- sparking hope that the animals are recovering well from a stint on the federal endangered-species list. Steller sea lions - also called Northern sea lions because of their proclivity for cooler Alaskan and Russian climes - have been spotted twice in the past week on a rocky El Segundo beach outcrop and sunning on a buoy just off the coast of San Pedro and Long Beach during a whale-watching trip with Harbor Breeze Cruises .

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