Longshoreman’s Union to Strike 29 West Coast Ports

For the last four months, the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union has been involved in a “work slow-down” to shake-down employers for higher wages. But with 29 West Coast ports handling 43.5% of U.S. containerized cargo shipments and the movement of 12.5% of America’s GDP, a looming strike could cost billions of dollars per day and severely injure the U.S. economy.

Long Beach Port (Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)