Re: “West Coast port crisis needs president’s intervention” (editorial, 2-13).
Any bargaining over contested points of view has two sides. The current dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is no different.
In the most current escalation, the employers are choosing not to use labor at whatever pace that labor performs. Not calling night shifts has nothing to do with fair negotiations, especially when “leaks” of various rates of pay, potential annual earnings and benefits are being tossed out into public discussion as a smoke screen. The PMA has chosen to not use labor …