June 2, 2023 – Labour shortages at several West Coast ports led to limited terminal operations on Friday morning. The Port of Oakland and Port of Los Angeles had limited some terminal operations, spokespeople at the two ports confirmed. The terminal closures come as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are negotiating revisions to a coast-wide master contract. Talks have now been ongoing for more than a year, but prior to the terminal disruptions, negotiators had said they were optimistic that a deal could come soon.