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Logjam at West Coast Ports a Nightmare for Retailers

Big chains struggling to keep inventories in stock amid labor dispute

(Newser) - If you can't find your size in new Levi's this spring, you can blame a logjam of ships at West Coast ports. A labor dispute that's been dragging on for nine months now is taking an unmistakable toll on retailers all over the US, reports the Washington ... More »

Occupy Protest Partly Shuts Down Ports

Demonstrations hit California, Oregon, and Washington

(Newser) - Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters turned out today for a demonstration that succeeded in partially shutting down some of the West Coast's busiest ports. Authorities closed two terminals in Portland after arresting two people with weapons who claimed to be heading for the protest, the AP reports, while... More »

Occupiers Aim to Shut West Coast Ports Today

But they face opposition from some union leaders

(Newser) - For the Occupiers' second Big Act protesters are planning today to shut down 11 major West Coast ports from San Diego to Anchorage. They've launched the plan despite opposition from what appears to be a natural constituency for the 99% protesters: Unions. Leaders of the Longshoremen and other unions... More »

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