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Federal Mediation Will Work on West Coast Port Conflict

After all the disagreements by both the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) they have both agreed to a federal mediation. The ILWU has been working without contracts since July 1st and although productivity in ports has been shaky since then, it got much worse in November when the union started witholding qualified workers causing a 60% decrease in productivity.

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