Forget what your calendar says. It is not Wednesday. Today is actually Bloody Thursday. It is the one day of the year the longshoremen will not work – in any capacity – on the waterfront. Bloody Thursday is always honored on July 5th and commemorates the violent end to an 83-day strike as well as the birth of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Click here to learn more about why the ILWU recognize this day. Since nothing is moving on or off dock today, you will have a little time to read up on the history of the ILWU.
Eric Jackson competes at the Reno Riverfestival held along the Truckee River in the center of town. (Scott Sady)
RENO – ONE OF AMERICA’S 25 BEST TOWNS IN 2017
Outside Magazine tapped Reno as the “Best Low-Key Hideout.”
According to the magazine, “Reno is home to the world’s tallest climbing wall (164 feet, at BaseCamp, located at the Whitney Park Hotel), year-round desert mountain biking, a half-mile-long downtown whitewater-kayaking park, and the 55-degree chutes at Mount Rose, just 25 minutes uphill from the slot machines.
The up-and-coming Midtown neighborhood embodies the city’s changing vibe: tattoo parlors, record shops, and vintage-clothing haunts sit side by side with whiskey cocktails at Chapel Tavern, gumbo and catfish at the Mustard Seed, and elk burgers at Midtown Eats.”
Be sure to check out the video of Reno-area activities in the column to the right.
Maersk Line is limping back after being hit with the ransomware virus Petya on June 27, 2017. The cyberattack crippled operations and communications worldwide. The line is slowly bringing global terminal operations back on-line. It is an arduous process, and, in the meantime, many operational functions are being handled manually.
In Oakland, we have not experienced any issues with the release of imports traveling on a Maersk bill of lading.
Much has been written on this subject, and we are not going to go into detail covering the stance of each side. Suffice it to say the trucking industry has room for all models. It should not be a “one size fits all” proposition. Drivers should be able to choose to be an independent entrepreneur or an employee. It is a big table, and everyone is welcome.