After months of relative peace on the Oakland waterfront, only 10% of the requested jobs were filled by the ILWU workforce on Friday, January 20th, which coincidentally was also inauguration day.
The shortage of labor resulted in SSA’s terminal shutting its doors for the day while Everport and TraPac limped along with inadequate labor.
It Was widely reported labor opted not to work on inauguration day in protest to the newly elected president. When labor leadership was questioned on the topic, they denied there was a concerted effort or organization protest. Instead, an aging, overworked and inadequate workforce was to blame. Hmm….