Port of Oakland
Striking custodial and maintenance workers in California have disrupted activity at the Port of Oakland.
Port of Oakland officials say disruptions caused by protesters likely cost businesses, workers and the surrounding community millions of dollars.
Operations were returning to normal at the Port of Oakland Tuesday morning after a daylong port blockade along the West Coast, port officials said.
Occupy Wall Street protesters have managed to at least partially shut down some of the West Coast’s busiest ports in the hopes they will cut into the corporations that run the docks. However, more than one hundred truckers in Sacramento say they are the ones being hurt.
The Port of Oakland is looking to head off another protest by Occupy Oakland aimed at shutting down the busy port.
Thousands of people have effectively shut down the Port of Oakland as they try to disrupt the flow of goods at the nation’s fifth-busiest port, but a protester in downtown Oakland was hurt Wednesday evening after being struck by a vehicle.