Oakland port, airport workers set to return


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say custodial and maintenance workers at Oakland International Airport and one of the nation's busiest seaports are set to end their pickets and return to work late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Port of Oakland spokesman Isaac Kos-Read says airport workers are expected to return to work for the beginning of a 10 p.m. shift.

The seaport doesn't operate overnight, so Kos-Read says workers scheduled to begin a 2 a.m. shift are expected to be the first port workers back on the job.

The one-day protest was over stalled contract talks. Workers outside the port blocked trucks from picking up and delivering goods on what had been expected to be a busy day before the holidays.

No flights at the airport were affected by the protest.