Long Beach strike? Port arbitrator dissed, CA wants info from BNSF + more

Today’s news highlights – 

Port of Long Beach Tesoro oil terminal workers contemplate strike, Long Beach Press Telegram
Steel workers at Tesoro oil terminals report that workers are threatened, and they are dangerously fatigued by 12 hour work days.

APNewsBreak: AP sources say port talks focus on arbitrator, Associated Press
Labor sources say the arbitrator responsible for resolving the contract impasse is part of the problem, and want him out.

DANGEROUS CARGO: State seeks train routing information, Long Beach Press Enterprise.
BNSF won’t give the State of California advance notice movements of dangerous oil trains so the State can prepare emergency plans. 

PORTS: Labor battles roil region, Long Beach Press Enterprise
Logistics problems, lack of a contract, and the recent lockout by port terminal operators are costing LA-area retailers huge amounts of money, and causing some to consider routing freight through Mexico or Canada.

VP Biden praises Port of Charleston, calls for U.S. infrastructure improvement, WTOC TV