Augusta Saraiva and Ngai Yeung

Government, Business, Logistics

White House Won’t Yet Step Into Rail, Port Talks

Stephen Lyons and Gene Seroka Supply chain envoy Stephen Lyons (left) talks with Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. (Port of LA via YouTube)

The White House is monitoring labor talks in the logistics industry as unions representing 115,000 rail workers and 22,000 West Coast dockworkers negotiate fresh contracts, but won’t get directly involved in either bargaining process now, its supply chain envoy said.

July 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Truckers Protest AB 5 Law at Three California Ports

Trucks at the West Basin Container Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. Trucks at the West Basin Container Terminal at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif., in November of 2020. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

Truckers servicing the California port gateways of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland staged protests July 13 as state-level labor rules that change their employment status begin to go into effect, creating another potential choke point in stressed U.S. supply chains.

July 13, 2022