Longshore clerks at the ports in a staffing issue dispute gain support from other workers.
The strike is the largest shutdown at the combined ports since 2002.
According to local reports, seven of the eight terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down by the action, along with three of the six terminals at Long Beach.
Dockers’ and seafarers’ union leaders meeting in Cyprus announce their support for members of the Office Clerical Unit of Local 63 of the ITF-affiliated ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union).
ITF President Paddy Crumlin said: “The world leadership of the dockers’ and seafarers’ unions of the ITF resolve to give full support and solidarity to the ILWU members affected.“