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LA Mayor Garcetti Optimistic Port Labor Talks Will Be Resolved

  • Supply chains brace for disruption as labor talks get underway
  • Sea-carriers “have never made more money,” Garcetti says
The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S.

The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California, U.S.

Photographer: Bing Guan/Bloomberg

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said he expects labor talks to be resolved without significant disruption to the biggest U.S. ports -- and an already stressed supply chain -- as West Coast dockworkers’ contracts expire this summer.

The negotiations could start as early as next month between International Longshore and Warehouse Union, representing about 15,000 West Coast dockworkers, and the Pacific Maritime Association, made up of roughly 70 companies at 29 ports in the region.