P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2012
Isaac Kos-Read Director of External Affairs email@example.com 510-627-1565
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Normal Operations at Oakland International Airport Despite Strike Action
Fluid situation with disruptions throughout maritime area impacting truckers and workers
We have maintained normal operations at Oakland International Airport despite the strike action, and are ready for our busiest travel week of the year.
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.
It is unfortunate that these actions are targeting the very businesses that help the Port generate the revenue that allows us to pay above average compensation and offer such generous benefits.
We are seeking to minimize further impacts to this Port and our partners, which together generate over 73,000 jobs in the region, over $600 million in annual tax revenue, as well as payments of $14 million a year to the City of Oakland.
For more details on our budget, labor contracts, and efforts toward financial sustainability, attached please find a fact sheet, recent op-ed, and detailed presentation recently given to the Oakland City Council. The Port’s budget is also available online at http://www.portofoakland.com/portnyou/public.asp.
About the Port of Oakland:
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront. The Oakland seaport is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S.; Oakland International Airport is the second largest San Francisco Bay Area airport offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights; and the Port’s real estate includes commercial developments such as Jack London Square and hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas. Together, through Port operations and those of its tenants and users, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. The Port of Oakland was established in 1927 and is an independent department of the City of Oakland. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.
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