The labor dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that caused a backlog at 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Oakland, for much of the past year could be nearing an end.
Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.
Protesters have planned to close all the ports on the West Coast on Monday.
Dozens of residents packed the first community meeting on the effort to revitalize West Oakland Tuesday night. The West Oakland Specific Plan focuses on potential redevelopment at four sites that right now are mostly vacant.
Hundreds of dock workers said they plan to shut down several ports Saturday in support of the unarmed man killed by a BART Police officer in Oakland nearly 22 months ago.