Thomas Perez, the U.S. Labor Secretary, has given the dockworkers’ union and the Pacific Maritime Association till Friday to come to an agreement and sign a new contract. If an agreement is not made on the single remaining point of contention, Perez plans to drag both parties to Washington to complete negotiations.
Andrew Khouri, LA Times. “Labor Secretary Perez sets Friday deadline in port dispute” www.latimes.com 2/20/2015. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-port-talks-20150220-story.html (2/20/2015).