The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners announced its selection of a new board president Wednesday, with Monday’s election of Lori Ann Farrell Harrison. The Board, composed of five members, also announced its selection of Lou Anne Bynum as Vice President and Tracy Esgoscue as secretary in a release.
In what was hailed as a “historic” hearing by labor advocates, stakeholders from the Port of Long Beach, trucking companies and drivers testified before the Tidelands and Harbor Committee last night to address the misclassification of workers and the wage theft that led to some port truck drivers going on strike earlier this month.
Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission Mario Cordero will be honored with the 2015 Connie Award, presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach on Tuesday, September 29. CII will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Tay Yoshitani, recently retired CEO of the Port of Seattle.