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Labor strike impacts Oakland, Long Beach ports in California

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Labor strike impacts Oakland, Long Beach ports in California

November 28, 2012 - 09:00
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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 (RISI) -A strike that began at the Oakland, CA, port yesterday apparently spread to the port in Long Beach, contacts said today.

"They have basically closed all ports this afternoon in Long Beach," said one California paper trader.

The Southern California port action involved clerical workers, not longshoremen, contacts said.

In Northern California, a trader today said that a contact said that APM Terminals Pier 400 "has been on strike" since yesterday and that "today Yusen (Terminals), Evergreen, Hyundai California United Terminals, (and) China Shipping ... have added to the list."

Also at Oakland, on Nov. 20, Service Employees International union 200 workers disrupted shipping at the port, local media reported.