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Labor secretary meets with both sides in port dispute  Stalled labor negotiations that have snarled West Coast ports got a hopeful boost as Thomas Perez met in an attempt to resolve a dispute Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at Port   The union and shipping companies battle over terms of a new contract Cargo volume at Oakland has reached an all-time high Ships stacking up in San Francisco Bay Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakland work stoppage Map of Port of Benicia Benicia  Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland were staging a daylong stoppage Thursday in reaction to an incident in Benicia that killed Thomas Hoover, 57 Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli cargo ship Truckers halt work at Port of Oakland Worker's fatal crash shuts Oakland port Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth   Striking union employees at the Port of Oakland are continuing their 24 hour demonstration Port of Oakland director retires
Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting


year 2015 Top ^

Feb.19
  The dockworkers shut down the port amid tense negotiations that have prompted government intervention and calls for a settlement
Feb.17
Feb.5
Jan.13


year 2014 Top ^

Dec.26
Nov.20
Aug.17


year 2013 Top ^

Oct.21
Jul.17


year 2012 Top ^

Nov.20
Nov.13
  Omar Benjamin retired as he was becoming increasingly embroiled in a scandal in which $4,500 in public funds were used for a party at a strip club

Oct.19


year 2011 Top ^

Dec.12
  Triumphant protesters marched and rallied and celebrated outside the port after derailing the evening shift at the nation's fifth-busiest port
 Scott Olsen, the Marine Corps veteran who was struck in the head during a clash with police, is leading the evening march to the Port
  Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports   Several hundred people began picketing at the Port of Oakland before dawn and were blocking some trucks from going through at least two entrances Nov.2 Oakland protesters shut down port
  Thousands of anti-corporate protesters shut down one of the busiest ports. The maritime operations had effectively halted
 Hundreds of city workers, including teachers, joined the call for a strike. The crowds stopped traffic at a junction where a military veteran was injured last week


year 2010 Top ^

Oct.23   Workers close port in support of Grant
  On Saturday, the Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down the Port of Oakland to express their concerns wo weeks before sentencing
Jul.30 Cargo volume rebounds at Port  In what may be a sign of an improving economy, the Port of Oakland's cargo volume rose in the first six months of 2010 compared with 2009 Mar.28 Container Knocked Off Ship Near Estuary
  Divers were searching the waters near the Oakland Estuary for a large empty container that was knocked off a ship Sun Right

year 2009 Top ^

Nov.17 Rules To Keep Some Trucks From Port  Truckers were told during a meeting that there would be no extension to the new rules, or additional funding to help them upgrade their truc... Jul.22 Big port project takes a step forward  The Port Commission chose a potential partner (Phil Tagami and AMB) for remaking the former Oakland Army Base Mar.4 Port signs major new tenant  The Port has approved a terminal operator that has signed a 50-year agreement that could bring up to $2.5 billion investment to the docks Jan.23 Slow economy hitting dockworkers  Bay Area: In good times, 300 longshore workers found unloading cargo from across the sea. Now, as few as 90 will find work on Bay Area docks

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.30 Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading
  A labor dispute over the unloading of a ship carrying steel parts for the Bay Bridge was settled. 3 days of work on the new eastern span was lost Dec.29 Ship with Bay Bridge parts still unloaded  A dispute over who should unload a ship carrying steel parts is raising concerns it may delay completion of the work Dec.27 Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port
  The dispute is between Caltrans Ironworkers and Longshoremen over who has the designation to perform the unloading work Aug.6 Port to eliminate 100 jobs  The Port of Oakland is cutting about 15% of all positions, in its biggest reduction in force in recent memory Jun.4 Slowing economy forces port job cuts  The growth in traffic that experts uniformly forecast in a healthier economy just a few years ago is not materializing

year 2007 Top ^

Sep.25 Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port  Workers stayed off the job after a longshoreman was crushed to death by a container, bringing the loading and unloading of ships to a halt

year 2005 Top ^

Sep.14   $2.8 million grant to improve security  The grant was determined by a new risk-based formula that weighs threat, vulnerability, and consequence Feb.25 Port preparing for 2 new cranes




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Cargo volume at Oakland has reached an all-time high Ships stacking up in San Francisco Bay Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli cargo ship Worker's fatal crash shuts Oakland port   Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports   Several hundred people began picketing at the Port of Oakland before dawn and were blocking some trucks from going through at least two entrances Oakland protesters shut down port




Port of Oakland, Maritime Maritime Timeline ... See Bay Area Maritime timeline, World Maritime timeline Top ^
2015
Jan.13
2014
Dec.26
Aug.17
2013
Jul.17
2011
Dec.12
Nov.2
  Thousands of anti-corporate protesters shut down one of the busiest ports. The maritime operations had effectively halted
 Hundreds of city workers, including teachers, joined the call for a strike. The crowds stopped traffic at a junction where a military veteran was injured last week
2010 Oct.23   Workers close port in support of Grant
  On Saturday, the Longshore and Warehouse Union shut down the Port of Oakland to express their concerns wo weeks before sentencing
Jul.30 Cargo volume rebounds at Port  In what may be a sign of an improving economy, the Port of Oakland's cargo volume rose in the first six months of 2010 compared with 2009 Mar.28 Container Knocked Off Ship Near Estuary
  Divers were searching the waters near the Oakland Estuary for a large empty container that was knocked off a ship Sun Right 2009 Nov.17 Rules To Keep Some Trucks From Port  Truckers were told during a meeting that there would be no extension to the new rules, or additional funding to help them upgrade their truc... Mar.4 Port signs major new tenant  The Port has approved a terminal operator that has signed a 50-year agreement that could bring up to $2.5 billion investment to the docks Jan.23 Slow economy hitting dockworkers  Bay Area: In good times, 300 longshore workers found unloading cargo from across the sea. Now, as few as 90 will find work on Bay Area docks 2005 Sep.14   $2.8 million grant to improve security  The grant was determined by a new risk-based formula that weighs threat, vulnerability, and consequence Feb.25 Port preparing for 2 new cranes



Port of Oakland, Maritime Construction Timeline ... See Bay Area Construction timeline, World Construction timeline Top ^
2009 Jul.22 Big port project takes a step forward  The Port Commission chose a potential partner (Phil Tagami and AMB) for remaking the former Oakland Army Base



Port of Oakland, Maritime Business Leaders Timeline ... See Bay Area Business Leaders timeline, World Business Leaders timeline Top ^
2012 Nov.13 Port of Oakland director retires
  Omar Benjamin retired as he was becoming increasingly embroiled in a scandal in which $4,500 in public funds were used for a party at a strip club
Oct.19 Port of Oakland executive director placed on leave



Port of Oakland, Maritime Labor Conflict Timeline ... See Bay Area Labor Conflict timeline, World Labor Conflict timeline Top ^
2015 Feb.19 Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
  The dockworkers shut down the port amid tense negotiations that have prompted government intervention and calls for a settlement
Feb.17 Labor secretary meets with both sides in port dispute  Stalled labor negotiations that have snarled West Coast ports got a hopeful boost as Thomas Perez met in an attempt to resolve a dispute Feb.5 Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at Port   The union and shipping companies battle over terms of a new contract 2014 Nov.20 Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakland work stoppage
Map of Port of Benicia Benicia  Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland were staging a daylong stoppage Thursday in reaction to an incident in Benicia that killed Thomas Hoover, 57 2013 Oct.21 Truckers halt work at Port of Oakland 2012 Nov.20 Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth   Striking union employees at the Port of Oakland are continuing their 24 hour demonstration 2008 Dec.30 Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading  A labor dispute over the unloading of a ship carrying steel parts for the Bay Bridge was settled. 3 days of work on the new eastern span was lost Dec.29 Ship with Bay Bridge parts still unloaded  A dispute over who should unload a ship carrying steel parts is raising concerns it may delay completion of the work Dec.27 Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port  The dispute is between Caltrans Ironworkers and Longshoremen over who has the designation to perform the unloading work 2007 Sep.25 Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port  Workers stayed off the job after a longshoreman was crushed to death by a container, bringing the loading and unloading of ships to a halt



Port of Oakland, Maritime Job Cut Timeline ... See Bay Area Job Cut timeline, World Job Cut timeline Top ^
2008 Aug.6 Port to eliminate 100 jobs  The Port of Oakland is cutting about 15% of all positions, in its biggest reduction in force in recent memory Jun.4 Slowing economy forces port job cuts  The growth in traffic that experts uniformly forecast in a healthier economy just a few years ago is not materializing



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2011 Dec.12   Group stops trucks at Oakland ports
  Triumphant protesters marched and rallied and celebrated outside the port after derailing the evening shift at the nation's fifth-busiest port
 Scott Olsen, the Marine Corps veteran who was struck in the head during a clash with police, is leading the evening march to the Port