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  • The CITT State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meetings are organized in an attempt to foster information exchange that positively contributes to resolution of port-related conflicts. In its infancy, the Town Hall approach was designed to make sure that the rank and file members of the longshore union were included in any debate surrounding port growth. While this is still the goal, the Town Hall has evolved to include a wide array of stakeholders interested in the relationship between the ports and the community.

    The Town Hall meetings receive wide recognition in the goods movement industry. The events have received support and financial sponsorship from many entities including the executive directors of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, and Long Beach City College Office of Economic Resource Development. The events have also received formal endorsement by the board of directors of 21 trade associations.

    Town Hall meetings are available via webcast, and videos of the events are also available for purchase. Town Hall videos have been used as an independent informational resource by governmental agencies and industry and community groups. White Papers which summarize the Town Hall discussions and highlight the key topics addressed are free of charge.


    Domenick Miretti Award

    The Miretti Award honors the late Domenick Miretti, a founding member of the CITT Policy & Steering Committee, who embodied the spirit of the local trade and transportation community. Miretti, who served as ILWU Liaison for the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, always emphasized the importance of the collaboration between industry and educational partners, for the betterment of the trade and transportation workforce. Each honoree is given a personalized plaque at the annual Town Hall. A perpetual plaque is housed in the offices of CITT.
     

    TOWN HALL PROCEEDINGS ARE VIDEOTAPED AND AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING AND VIEWING AT WWW.AMP.CSULB.EDU/CCPE/CITT.

    More information about Town Hall Meeting 2016 and previous Town Hall Meetings may be found below.

    Second Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting

    Image of Second Annual ILWU State of the Trade and Transportation Industry Town Hall Meeting Brochure

    Modernization and Mechanization: A Tradition in Partnerships

    Held April 6, 2000
    5:30-9:30 p.m.
    Long Beach Performing Arts Center
    300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

    Video Presentation

    Setting the stage for the Town Hall was a video presentation that illustrates how under the Mechanization and Modernization (M&M) contract the maritime industry came together in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect to shape the future.

    Available Resources

    • Agenda

    To obtain copies of any of the available resources please contact us by e-mail or phone: alix.traver@csulb.edu or 562-985-2876.

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