Rep. Napolitano's Statement on Port Clerical Workers Strike
(Washington, D.C.) Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) released the following statement on the developing strike at the Port of Los Angeles by clerical workers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 63’s office:
“Having been a secretary myself, I know very well the concerns of clerical workers including safety, fair wages, and benefits for their families,” Napolitano said. “We must continue to protect these jobs from being shipped overseas while ensuring fair treatment of those who have helped the nation’s economy through their hard work.
800 workers at Local 63’s Office Clerical Unit (63-OCU) have tried to negotiate an agreement for more than two years. The strike began yesterday at Pier 400 in the Port of Los Angeles.