OAKLAND (AP) - Several union workers did not show up for work today at the Port
of Oakland, effectively closing one marine terminal and suspending vessel
operations temporarily, according to port officials.
Communications Director Mike Zampa said only about ten percent of
the longshore labor requests were filled this morning, impacting shipping and
receiving throughout the port.
Zampa said while there is no loading and unloading on the ships
themselves, truck drivers can still drop off and pick up containers but there
long lines to do so.
Sources at the port said members of International Longshore
Warehouse Union Local 10 chose not to show up today in protest of President
Donald Trump's inauguration.
In the past, the ILWU has been vocal in their disapproval of
Trump, with union officials saying "Donald Trump is not the solution to
America's problems, he is the problem!"
According to Zampa, normal operations are expected to resume after