Strikers blocked traffic at the Port of Oakland Tuesday morning, but did not disrupt operations at Oakland International Airport, officials said.
"In the maritime area, we are seeing disruptions and impacts on truckers and longshore workers trying to get to their jobs, but it is still a very fluid situation," the Port of Oakland said in a statement. The Port of Oakland operates the airport as well as the seaport.
The Oakland Tribune reported that picket lines by the Service Employees International Union "brought traffic to a halt" at the gates of the seaport. It appeared that both longshoremen and teamsters were honoring the picket line.
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