LA Long Beach striking clerks

LA/Long Beach Marine Clerk Strike

On November 27, 2012 over 70 marine clerks from ILWU Local 63 walked off their jobs at the APM Terminal at Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles in a contract dispute – the main issue being outsourcing of their jobs with technology.

They set up picket lines at 10 of the 14 terminals at the combined Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex (busiest in the Western Hemisphere), shutting it down 70% with the solidarity of longshore workers refusing to cross the lines.

After 8 days, the strike ended with management conceding that none of the 600 clerk jobs would be outsourced and Local 63 continued working under the expired contract.