National Public Radio (NPR) released a broadcast on the effects of port automation, which is also posted on the Coast Longshore Division Facebook page which states the following:
This morning’s nationwide NPR broadcast features four ILWU representatives: ILWU International President Emeritus Jim “Spinner” Spinosa, Local 13 members Yvette Bjazevic and Jimmy Monti, and Local 63 member Rebecca Schlarb. “These machines don’t contribute to taxes, they don’t contribute to the local economy. I think everyone should be alarmed.” – Yvette Bjazevic, ILWU Local 13 Member and Dispatcher.
You may listen to this informative and interesting broadcast here. Click on link below and then click on “7-Minute Listen.”