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Janice H.
Democrat CA 44

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  • Port Negotiations

    by Representative Janice Hahn

    Posted on 2015-01-07

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    HAHN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my hopes that the negotiations between the Pacific Maritime Association and our dock workers will improve quickly with the help of a Federal mediator.



    Resolving differences between the ILWU and the PMA is essential to the United States' economy because our west coast ports support 5 million jobs across the country and handle two-thirds of all America's trade. This represents 12.5 percent of our GDP.

    Port workers have been without a contract for 7 months under tense and uncertain conditions. Reaching a fair agreement is urgent for workers and their families, for communities, for our businesses that depends on goods moving through these ports, and indeed for our Nation's prosperity.

    As cochair of the bipartisan Port Caucus, along with my colleague Ted Poe, I will do all I can to help our ports operate smoothly and keep Americans working.

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