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The OC Register published 16 photos and an article about ILWU Local 13′s new Dispatch Hall. Excerpts:
In 1948, when the building first opened its doors and the workforce was significantly smaller, jobs were written on a chalkboard. Courtesy of ILWU Local 13.
For more than a half century, hundreds of dockworkers have pushed into a tiny dispatch hall in Wilmington to find out which terminal in the busy ports complex they’ll work in for the next few days.
In July, this slice of history will vanish as the yellow-stuccoed dispatch hall that bears huge murals depicting the history of the dockworkers union closes to the longshoremen forever.
This is when the union workers who’ve received dispatch orders for jobs will move a few blocks away. They’re headed to a $26 million building on 9 acres owned by the Port of Los Angeles at Alameda and Anaheim streets.
Read the rest at the OC Register

A federal water resources bill making its way through Congress would provide funds to dredge the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Sen. Barbara Boxer said Wednesday.
The wording of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act has been approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a joint House and Senate committee, both chaired by Boxer, and votes in the House and Senate are expected [this] week.
The bill calls for increased spending from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund, which both ports pay into. The formula for distributing funding would be amended so that the local ports, which contribute the most into the fund, would get their fair share back, Boxer said.
More at the Daily Breeze

Panama’s government will receive $2.4 billion less in revenue from its world famous canal over the next five years than it forecast nearly a decade ago, the country’s finance minister said on Tuesday, citing changing cargo trends.
Finance Minister Frank de Lima said less dynamic trade would also weigh on revenue, but played down the impact of delays to a
multibillion expansion of the canal this year. The expansion work was interrupted earlier this year due to a dispute over cost overruns and later by a national strike.
More at Marine Link

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