(Jill Jusko – IndustryWeek)
Can the U.S. federal government help resolve an ongoing labor dispute at 29 West Coast ports that is wreaking havoc with the supply chains of manufacturers, retailers and farmers?
It's going to try.
The White House on Saturday announced that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez would meet with the two parties to the West Coast port dispute "to urge them to resolve differences at the bargaining table," according to Eric Shultz, principal deputy White House press secretary.
The parties are the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Click here to read more.
Related: U.S. Port Strike Pushes Up Freight Fates with Ships Held Up Offshore (Reuters)