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Sunday, February 22, 2015

West Coast Ports Negotiators Reach Settlement

A labor agreement ending months of disruption at West Coast ports was reached Friday night, raising hopes that ports clogged with cargo will soon be operating normally.

The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by dockworkers, was reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association in the fourth day of negotiations presided over by Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who flew to San Francisco Monday at the request of President Obama.

Perez said with the economy moving "in the right direction," the protracted port slowdown during the labor impasse was "a headwind" that worried the White House.



Anonymous said...

Soooo, the ILWU has a choke-hold on 37% of CA's revenue.

Maybe the Californicators are getting what they continue to vote for!

There are enough folks out there looking for jobs that the union-workers could all be dismissed - with a right to work law.

Too much overhead expense - flowing in to the dumbocrat coffers.....

Anonymous said...

You see the crazy pay those workers get,well over $200,000 a year and benefits.