U.S. west coast port labor and management have come to a tentative agreement. Though union members will still need to ratify it, this agreement has allowed ports to return to work at full capacity. According to Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, the backlog that the slowdowns and lockouts have created will take upwards of three months to rectify.
Laura Stevens, The Wall Street Journal. “West Coast Ports Face Several Months’ Backlog” www.wsj.com 2/22/2015. http://www.wsj.com/articles/with-tentative-labor-deal-reached-west-cost-ports-resume-full-operations-1424630077 (2/23/2015).