West Coast Ports

Guests:

Steve Greenhouse
*Reporter, The New York Times (covers labor and workplace issues)

Tom
*Longshoreman at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA
*Member, ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union)

David Olson
*Professor of Political Science, University of Washington (expert on port operations)

Stephen Cohen
*Professor, University of California, Berkeley (specializes in regional economics)
*Co-Founder, Berkeley Round Table on the International Economy

A ten-day lock-out has idled ports on the west coast and backed up consumer goods at the docks. How has the expensive labor dispute affected businesses and consumers? And what role should the President play? Join Neal Conan for a look at the cargo ship industry, from NPR News.

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