• Building an Enduring Waterfront

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Travel around the world and you're bound to get inquiries about your place of origin. How would you answer: San Pedro or Los Angeles?  “Los Angeles” will draw global recognition almost wherever you go. That just goes to show the weight of the cultural and economic capital of our city and port. So much so t

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  • Harbor Commission Votes to Move Forward with Automation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On June 20, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners voted 3-2 to move forward with automation at Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles, denying the appeal by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to rescind Maersk’s permitting request. Councilman Joe Buscaino submitted a request to the Los Angeles

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  • Here Come the Robots:

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    The global trade battle is at the doorsteps of the local economy

    The stage is set and the battle lines are drawn in the fight over automation at the Port of Los Angeles’ Pier 400. On June 20, the Los Angeles Harbor Commission voted 3 - 2  to deny ILWU Local 13’s appeal of

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  • Harry Bridges

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    Eugene Daub makes hero from sketch to bronze

    Eugene Daub is old friends with Harry Bridges, even though they never met. Bridges died in 1990, a few years before Daub moved to  San Pedro. The artist ended up spending many years becoming intimately familiar with the sharp angular face of this

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  • The Gig Is Up!

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    Bill heads to state Senate after passage by Assembly reverses decades-long erosion of labor rights

    On May 29, the California Assembly voted 55-11 to pass Assembly Bill 5, codifying a simple three-part test to prevent companies from misclassifying workers as “independent cont

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