West Coast Labor Disputes
Relations between members of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers on the U.S. West Coast have heated up in recent weeks, with protests and other actions in the Pacific Northwest and at ports in California.
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As the TPM Conference convenes in Long Beach this week, the trans-Pacific market’s ability to throw curveballs year after year continues to impress. In past years, these took the form of port congestion, West Coast labor unrest and biblical rail backups — all largely unanticipated and forcing the industry into crisis mode.