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Empire-Logistics and Global Supply Chains

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The text for the next reading/discussion is Chapter 7, "Maritime Workers," from Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution. Here's a way to divide the chapter, so please choose a section to summarize:

  1. Intro/Labor on the Ships          pp. 159-165                 
    • Brief Seafarer History
    • Racism in Seafaring Unions
    • Seafarers & the Logistics Revolution                            
  2. Labor on the Ships (cont'd)          pp. 165-171
    • Conditions on Container Ships
    • Interview with Koko Khiang  
    • Racialized Labor among Seafarers
    • Evaluation                                                 
  3. Labor on the Docks          pp. 172-178      
    • Brief History of West Coast Longshore
    • The 1934 Strike & Formation of ILWU
    • Racism in the ILWU
    • Longshore Workers & Logistics Revolution   
  4. Labor on the Docks (cont'd)          pp. 178-184
    • Mechanization & Modernization Agreement
    • The ILWU Today
    • PMA
    • Wages & Working Conditions                     
  5. Edna on Docks w/ Craig Bagdasar          pp. 184-189
    • Crane
    • The Sealand Innovator
    • The Job
    • Clerks
    • Supervisor's Analysis
    • Planning Room                                         
  6. Edna's Day on Docks (cont'd)          pp. 189-194
    • Steve Numovski, Manager
    • Maersk Axel
    • Driving around Yard w/ Craig
    • Ship Boss
    • Automation
    • Handling Problems
    • Race Issues
    • Odds & Ends
    • Craig's Work
    • Discussion
  7. The 2002 Lockout          pp. 194-198
    • West Coast Waterfront Coalition
    • The Future of the ILWU

So please choose the section you want to cover. P.O. gave an excellent presentation last time, including an outline and some relevant discussion questions. This could be a model for the section you cover.

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Friday, June 27, 2014 - 19:00
Redstone Building, 2940 16th Street, 94103 more
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