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West Coast ports resume operations, after tentative contract is reached

The 29 West Coast ports together handle a quarter of the country's international trade, or about $1 trillion a year, crucial to U.S. economy.

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Today in labor history: 10,000-plus dockers locked out

Pacific Maritime Association, a coalition of corporate shipping giants, locked out 10,500 longshore workers today in 2002.

Tentative agreement could end West Coast longshore battle

The tentative agreement may defuse a tense standoff as the Longview dockworkers wage a valiant battle to defend their jobs.

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Washington state unions see arrests on docks as part of pattern

The arrests union officers and the wives and mothers of 10 longshoremen are seen by union members here as part of a major assault underway against this state's labor movement.

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Wildcat strikes called as West Coast port battle heats up

Hundreds of longshore workers marched on the port past security guards and then dumped grain after removing it from rail cars.

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Port workers spend Labor Day on picket line

LONGVIEW, Wash. - Embattled dockworkers marched on their picket lines, Labor Day weekend, standing tall against EGT, the international grain consortium that seeks to break the union at their huge new grain terminal in the Port of Longview.

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Longshore workers battle union-buster (video)

EGT, an international consortium in Longview, Wash., is privatizing a public dock, owned by the Port of Longview, and bringing in scab labor to bust the workers' local longshore union.

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Victory after a 5-year union push at Rite Aid

Rite Aid went to work almost immediately on developing an aggressive campaign to block the union organizing drive.

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Dockers protest Del Monte union-busting

PHILADELPHIA - ILA Local 1291 members and hundreds of supporters protested Del Monte's move to a non-union terminal, slashing jobs and pay.