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Recent Summary.     Click for More > 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  The Port handled the equivalent of 2.394 million 20-foot freight containers in 2014, slightly more than the previous record of 2.391 million boxes Hundreds of people watched sideshow  2 cars spun and did donuts in the street. The cars looped around and just when one car moved to the right, the video shows a crowd of people rush over Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakland work stoppage  Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland were staging a daylong stoppage Thursday in reaction to an incident in Benicia that killed Thomas Hoover, 57
Hundreds took streets for May Day marches   Union workers, who made up a large part of the crowd of protesters, focused on a modern day issue: relations between police and people of color Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
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  The dockworkers shut down the port amid tense negotiations that have prompted government intervention and calls for a settlement
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Hundreds took streets for May Day marches
Labor secretary meets with both sides in po...
Fire crews fight ship blaze at Port of Oakl...
Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
Labor secretary meets with both sides in po...
Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at...
Hundreds took streets for May Day marches
Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
Labor secretary meets with both sides in po...
Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at...
Port of Oakland shut down by union meeting
Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at...
2014
Protesters block unloading of Israeli ship ...
Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli...
Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakla...
Woman killed in vehicle crash at Port of Oa...
Ships stacking up in San Francisco Bay
Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakla...
Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli...
Protesters block unloading of Israeli ship ...
Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli...
Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakla...
Ships stacking up in San Francisco Bay
2013
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2013 2013
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Worker killed in accident at Port of Oakland
Maritime
2013 2013
Maritime
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2013 2013
Protest
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2013 2013
Labor Conflict
Bad Economic News
2013 2013
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2012
Politics
2012 2012
Politics
Mechanic crushed at Port of Oakland
Suspect in fatal stabbing found dead
Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth
Port of Oakland director retires
Protest
2012 2012
Protest
Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth
Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth
2011
Group stops trucks at Oakland ports
Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports
Oakland Port to Occupiers: Don't shut us
Protesters block Port of Oakland entrance
Oakland protesters shut down port
Accidents
2011 2011
Accidents
Group stops trucks at Oakland ports
Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports
Oakland protesters shut down port
Group stops trucks at Oakland ports
Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports
Oakland Port to Occupiers: Don't shut us
Protesters block Port of Oakland entrance
Oakland protesters shut down port
Labor Conflict
2011 2011
Labor Conflict
Group stops trucks at Oakland ports
Occupy protesters try to disrupt ports
Oakland protesters shut down port
2010
Workers close port in support of Grant
Protesters Block Unloading Of Israeli Ship
Dead Whale Dragged To Port Probed
Container Knocked Off Ship Near Estuary
Workers close port in support of Grant
Protesters Block Unloading Of Israeli Ship
Container Knocked Off Ship Near Estuary
Workers close port in support of Grant
Labor Conflict
2010 2010
Labor Conflict
Workers close port in support of Grant
Container Knocked Off Ship Near Estuary
2009
Politics
2009 2009
Politics
Accidents
2009 2009
Accidents
Rules To Keep Some Trucks From Port
Big port project takes a step forward
Port signs major new tenant
Protest
2009 2009
Protest
Labor Conflict
2009 2009
Labor Conflict
Slow economy hitting dockworkers
2008
Mediator Tackles Ship Unloading Dispute
Protests, Picket Lines At Port
Port closer to getting funding to clean air
Man dies after falling from ship
Port to take up diesel emissions
Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading
Ship with Bay Bridge parts still unloaded
Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port
Port to eliminate 100 jobs
Protests, Picket Lines At Port
Dispute Settled Over Ship Unloading
Mediator Tackles Ship Unloading Dispute
Union Vs. Union Showdown At Port
Bad Economic News
2008 2008
Bad Economic News
2007
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2007 2007
Politics
Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port
Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port
Protest
2007 2007
Protest
Longshoreman's Death Shuts Down Port
Bad Economic News
2007 2007
Bad Economic News
2005
$2.8 million grant to improve security
Port preparing for 2 new cranes
Accidents
2005 2005
Accidents
$2.8 million grant to improve security
Port preparing for 2 new cranes
Protest
2005 2005
Protest
Labor Conflict
2005 2005
Labor Conflict
Bad Economic News
2005 2005
Bad Economic News
2004
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2004 2004
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2004 2004
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Employees reached agreement with Port
Protest
2004 2004
Protest
Truckers stop protesting at Port
Employees reached agreement with Port
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2004 2004
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2003
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2003 2003
Politics
Cranes Too Close to Planes
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2003 2003
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2003 2003
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Hundreds took streets for May Day marches


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2015 May. 1    
  Union workers, who made up a large part of the crowd of protesters, focused on a modern day issue: relations between police and people of color


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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
2015 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 2015 Feb.16   Fire crews fight ship blaze at Port of Oakland  Oakland firefighters were battling a smoky two-alarm fire aboard a ship. Flames were reported inside an officer’s cabin and on the sixth deck 2015 Feb.5     Truck drivers complaining about slowdown at Port   The union and shipping companies battle over terms of a new contract

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2015 Jan.13     Cargo volume at Oakland has reached an all-time high  The Port handled the equivalent of 2.394 million 20-foot freight containers in 2014, slightly more than the previous record of 2.391 million boxes

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2014 Dec.26   Ships stacking up in San Francisco Bay  A flotilla of giant container ships is anchored waiting to unload cargo at the Port of Oakland, the result of a disruption 2014 Nov.27     Hundreds of people watched sideshow   2 cars spun and did donuts in the street. The cars looped around and just when one car moved to the right, the video shows a crowd of people rush over 2014 Nov.20     Benicia port death leads to Port of Oakland work stoppage   Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland were staging a daylong stoppage Thursday in reaction to an incident in Benicia that killed Thomas Hoover, 57 2014 Sep.27   Protesters block unloading of Israeli ship in Oakland  Protesters angered by Israel’s actions in Gaza gathered in an effort to prevent a cargo ship managed by an Israeli company from unloading 2014 Aug.17   Oakland protest blocks unloading of Israeli cargo ship  Activists protesting Israel's military action in Gaza converged on the Port of Oakland in an effort to block the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship 2014 Mar.17   Oakland port moves forward with ballpark plan  The Port is getting behind a plan to build a waterfront baseball stadium for the Oakland A's on the site of a recently abandoned shipping terminal 2014 Jan.10   Woman killed in vehicle crash at Port of Oakland  A woman was killed and another was injured in a vehicle collision. The driver crashed the vehicle into a pole

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2013 Nov.19   Worker killed in accident at Port of Oakland  The worker who was involved in a fall was pronounced dead at the scene and the coroner was called 2013 Oct.21   Truckers halt work at Port of Oakland  Truckers were refusing to work Monday to protest unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices 2013 Jul.17   Worker's fatal crash shuts Oakland port  The Port was shut down for Wednesday after Joy Daniels, 47, a longshore worker, was killed when her truck crashed at the port

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2012 Nov.20     Striking Port of Oakland workers block berth   Striking union employees at the Port of Oakland are continuing their 24 hour demonstration 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 2012 Oct.24   Mechanic crushed at Port of Oakland  The 51-year-old victim died Wednesday when he was crushed by a crane he was inspecting. He suffered head and chest injuries 2012 Oct.19   Port of Oakland executive director placed on leave  Omar Benjamin has been put on paid leave, the result of an ongoing investigation into allegations of improper expenditures 2012 Oct.1   Big-rig fire put out at the Port of Oakland  Towering black smoke came from the burning rig and could be seen for miles. The fire started just after 7 a.m. 2012 Jan.29   Suspect in fatal stabbing found dead  Henry Leon, 19, found hanged was identified Sunday as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of a teenage mother in San Leandro

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2011 Dec.13   Protest called off at port of overnight  This morning, protestors who tried to shutdown the Port of Oakland are claiming mission accomplished after holding their ground for 24 hours 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
      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
 Police are attempting to keep the port open, but protesters have blocked Berths 30-32
2011 Dec.4       Oakland Port to Occupiers: Don't shut us   In the front section of the Oakland Tribune a full-page, color advertisement published by the port with the basic message of keeping the port open 2011 Nov.3   Protesters block Port of Oakland entrance  A small group of Occupy protesters has blocked the entrance to the Port of Oakland. They've erected a chain link fence and placed dumpsters 2011 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
    Hundreds marching to the Port of Oakland  A crowd of hundreds of people are marching to the Port of Oakland as they try to disrupt the flow of goods at the nation's fifth-busiest port 2011 Nov.1   Protesters prepare to march to Port  At Frank Ogawa Plaza demonstrators are preparing and making signs for Wednesday's general strike 2011 Mar.15   Dockworker loses legs after accident  Cal-OSHA is investigating an accident at the Port of Oakland in which a dockworker lost both her legs after she was run over by a container lift

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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
2010 Sep.18   Dead Whale Dragged To Port Probed  Multiple oceanic agencies are investigating the origin of the whale carcass that was dragged into the Port of Oakland by a container ship 2010 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 2010 Jun.28   Death of truck driver treated as homicide  58-year-old Jie Tao Liu was found unconscious last week. Police believe he was killed as a result of an argument with another truck driver 2010 Jun.20     Protesters Block Unloading Of Israeli Ship
  Hundreds of protesters condemning Israel's raid on an international flotilla bound for Gaza are picketing, where an Israeli ship is due to arrive 2010 Apr.7     Port, developer OK terms on project  An ambitious and much-anticipated waterfront project is including several thousand homes, new parks and commercial space 2010 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

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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 trucks 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 2009 May.11   Federal money going to dredging project  Nearly $12 million is being used to help complete the project including deepening and widening channel and harbors 2009 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 2009 Jan.23   Slow economy hitting dockworkers  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

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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   Mediator Tackles Ship Unloading Dispute  A federal mediator is getting involved in a labor dispute over the unloading of a Chinese cargo ship carrying steel parts for the Bay Bridge 2008 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 2008 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 2008 Aug.24   Man dies after falling from ship  77-year-old dock worker Delmont Blakeney died after falling into the water from the NYK Starlight. He was overseeing the offloading of containers 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 2008 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 2008 May.1     Protests, Picket Lines At Port  Protesters are walking picket lines to convince truckers to take part in an attempted port shutdown protesting U.S. military conflicts 2008 Mar.18   Port to take up diesel emissions  Commissioners of the Port will consider a set of goals that are intended to reduce diesel emissions by 85% over the next 12 years 2008 Jan.4   Port closer to getting funding to clean air  California Air Resources Board administrators recommended that the port be awarded $3.4 million from a state bond measure

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2007 Dec.4   Workers face increased cancer dangers  The report found was ten times the amount of pollution than in the air just a mile or two away 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

year 2005 Top ^

2005 Nov.14   Port Gets $48 Million For Improvements  The U.S. Senate has approved deepening the Port harbor, improving the waterway for commercial use 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 2005 May.21   Teen killed after street race  18-year-old San Pablo man suffered massive injuries in a high-speed crash in the Port of Oakland 2005 Feb.25   Port preparing for 2 new cranes  The cranes from Shanghai, China, will rise about 24 stories above the waterfront

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2004 Jul.20   4 Arrested for Cargo Theft from Port  Cargo containers are holding more than $500,000 in furniture, appliances and other merchandise 2004 Jun.3   Jerry Bridges named as port director  Yoshitani is retiring and returning to Baltimore. Bridges was director of maritime at the Port of Oakland since 2001 2004 May.10   Truckers stop protesting at Port  The majority of the independent truckers protesting contract negotiations were back at work 2004 May.9   Truckers' Strike Winds Down  Truckers and Port officials anticipate the independent truckers strike at the port to end on Monday 2004 May.5   Truckers protest rising costs at Port  Independent truckers continued to protest fuel costs and stagnant pay rates 2004 Apr.7   Anti-War Protest  Protesters at the Port of Oakland are demanding accountability from Oakland police at a rally 2004 Mar.6   Employees reached agreement with Port  A strike has been averted, after being at the bargaining table for the last 3 days 2004 Feb.1   Good Year at Port  After suffering a slump in container traffic, port saw shipping increase in 2003 by more than 12% over 2002

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2003 Nov.16   Truck Pollution High  18-wheeler trucks carrying goods to and from the Port of Oakland, make thousands of trips per day through West Oakland 2003 Jun.24   25 anti-war protesters to be prosecuted  Those arrested during the protest at the Port of Oakland have been charged with a total of 63 misdemeanor counts 2003 Feb.12   Cranes Too Close to Planes  The giant cranes at the Port of Oakland are now a problem for planes at Oakland International