Monthly labor meeting will halt Port of Oakland day shift Friday

Press Release

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2015

Monthly labor meeting will halt Port of Oakland day shift Friday

Shippers notified; vessel loading scheduled to resume on night shift


Oakland, CA – April 30, 2015: A rescheduled monthly labor meeting will suspend dayside operations at the Port of Oakland tomorrow, May 1. The Port said there’ll be no vessel, yard or gate operations during Friday’s first shift. Vessel loading and unloading are scheduled to resume with the second shift at 7:00 PM, the Port added.
The Port said waterfront employers have OKd a longshore workers’ request to move their monthly meeting to Friday. Monthly labor meetings are prescribed in the longshore contract with waterfront employers. The meetings are usually held on Thursday evenings. Published reports indicate that longshore workers intend to participate in a demonstration Friday morning against police violence.

The Port said it has notified shippers and harbor truckers of the schedule change. The temporary suspension isn’t expected to have lasting effect on Port operations.

The Port of Oakland doesn’t employ longshore labor or manage marine terminals. The Port leases terminal facilities to privately owned operating companies that contract with dock workers.

Go the Port’s blog, Port of Oakland Today, for updated information Friday.

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Media Contact:

Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
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Marilyn Sandifur,
Port Spokesperson
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1193
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