Dock Workers' Deal Will Restart West Coast Shipping
West coast dock workers are expected to be back on the job Saturday, with months of backlogged cargo to work through.By Evan Thomas | February 21, 2015
Dock workers reached an agreement Friday night that’s expected to restart shipping across the entire western coast of the U.S.
A new tentative five-year contract ends nine months of standoffs between workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association.
The final point of contention was a new system for arbitration. The two sides reportedly reached agreements on larger issues, such as wages and benefits, weeks ago.