Port Union Shouldn’t Cling to an Inefficient Past

During the pandemic, shortages of workers plagued the logistics chain, except for one link. Trucking companies, railroads, warehouse operators— all struggled to find enough employees to keep goods moving. Maritime ports were the exception.

Once workers join the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, they don’t easily walk away from the job. The was no Great Resignation or quiet quitting at the West Coast docks. The pay and benefits rank among the best in the nation for work that doesn’t require education beyond a high school diploma. A journeyman mechanic on the third shift makes $88.77 an hour, and the hourly […]

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