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Empire-Logistics and Global Supply Chains

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The text for the next reading/discussion is Chapter 8, "Landside Workers," from Getting the Goods: Ports, Labor, and the Logistics Revolution. Here are the subsections and people committed to summarizing them:

Chapter 8, "Landside Workers"

I.     RAILROAD WORKERS

1.    Railroad Workers K.C.

¨      Brief History of Railroad Unions

¨      Government Role in Rail Strikes

¨      Racism in Railroad Unions

¨      Impact of Logistics Revolution on Railroad Workers

¨      Impact of Intermodalism                                 pp. 199-204

                                  2.    Railroad Workers (cont’d) F. Mc.

¨      Deteriorating Conditions

¨      Rail Unions Today

¨      Assessment                                                    pp. 204-208

 

II.    PORT TRUCKERS

                                   3.    Port Truckers K.R.

¨      Brief History of Trucking Unions

¨      Effects of Logistics Revolution on Truck Drivers

¨      Port Drayage: Shift from Union to Non-Union pp. 208-213

                                   4.    Port Truckers (cont’d) K.T.

¨      Independent Contractors

¨      Conditions in Southern California Ports

¨      Dysfunction of the System                              pp. 213-219

                                   5.    Port Truckers (cont’d) P.O.

¨      Union Organizing Efforts

¨      Assessment                                                    pp. 218-224

 

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