On Friday, May 22, 2015, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (the union that represents dockworkers) “voted overwhelmingly to approve a new contract.” According to joc(dot)com, “82 percent of the rank-and-file votes were cast in favor of the contract.”
An article in the Seattle Times brought up the issue of ‘confidence’ now that the official dispute is over.
When will confidence and trust be restored?
Will some shippers still divert shipments to the East Coast or to expanded canals such as in Panama? Will other ports vying for United States business successfully gain new business? Or, will the status quo resume?
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