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More than $1 billion worth of cargo passes through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every day. Labor disputes have stalled operations for weeks now, and ships have been anchored for days.
February 21, 2015 Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.
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Fast-food workers in Los Angeles march in August 2013 to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Similar protests around the country have been organized by labor unions.
February 10, 2015 Most union members won't benefit from a higher minimum wage because they already earn far more than that. With membership declining, some union leaders fear collective bargaining is dead.
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School buses sit idle in a lot at Veolia Transportation, Boston's school bus contractor, on Tuesday
October 9, 2013 About 600 drivers went on strike Tuesday, leaving 30,000 students to find their own way to school.
November 16, 2011 In a conference call with reporters, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry brushed aside the organization's disappointments with Obama and pledged its full support for the president.
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