LA Port Union Strikers: We Want Job Security

LA Port Union workers strike
LA Port Union workers strike

By John Rogers

LOS ANGELES -- For the most part, the work of the people who file the invoices for the TV sets that arrive from China and the cars that come from Japan goes all but unnoticed as those products and countless others make their way across the United States.

Not this week, however, after about 400 of the 600 unionized shipping clerks who toil at the giant ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach walked off their jobs and quickly paralyzed the nation's busiest shipping complex.