Port Of Oakland Seeks To Prevent Another Occupy Shutdown

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Occupy Oakland Calls For General Strike

OAKLAND (CBS) – The Port of Oakland is looking to head off another protest by Occupy Oakland aimed at shutting down the busy port.

Protesters plan to storm West Coast ports – including the Port of Oakland – next week, and that’s not sitting well with some longshoremen and union officials whose livelihoods depend on bustling activity at the ports. The planned protest appears to be modeled after an earlier Occupy day of action at West Coast ports in early November.

International Longshore and Warehouse Union spokesman Craig Merrilees said his union is opposed to Tuesday’s planned demonstration.

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