The West in Want of Workers: Oakland's Port Labor Shortage & The Supply Chain
JULY 15, 2015
West Coast ports are starting to improve congestion issues, but Oakland faces a potentially disastrous labor shortage that threatens to slow progress. Oakland’s Labor Dilemma. Oakland has seen a rise in container volumes starting in March as shippers began moving back to West Coast ports. However, without enough dockworkers to unload ships, freight is not being unloaded fast enough.