View Full Version : West Coast Ports - LA / Long Beach Dock workers locked out

14-02-2015, 11:14 AM
I hadn't seen any mention of this here - so thought I would kick things off.

The Port and the Union are in dispute from having a quick search looks like they have been locked out for 4 days - although briefly reopened today (Friday). There was a write up a few days ago from Zero Hedge here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-12/catastrophic-shutdown-americas-supply-chain-begins-stunning-photos-west-coast-port-c - which detailed that West Cost Ports are responsible for approximately 3.5% of the US GDP.

Reuters has an article here with a bit of an update and background: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/13/us-usa-ports-west-idUSKBN0LH2CK20150213

If that isn't enough to get your attention check out the photos in the above link or better quality ones here: http://imgur.com/a/quS8p

From those pictures it looks like a lot of Sailors drinking Rum and playing cards to me....