I just received the good news that our west coast dockworkers and shippers have reached an agreement and are ready to get back to work. This is great news for our country and great news for Long Beach. Now we can move forward and get to work.
I want to personally thank the President and the Secretary of Labor for their effective intervention and leadership in helping the parties reach a resolution. I also want to thank my colleagues, the port city mayors, for their persistent engagement in this process, and the shippers and dockworkers for reaching this agreement.
This was a challenging time for everyone, but we’ve made it through and a contract will be signed shortly. That means our port can get back to being the economic engine of Long Beach and the United States, and businesses across the nation can get the goods they need.