West Coast Port Labor Talks Carry High Stakes for Economy, Midterms
Reference: Mueller, E (2022) West Coast port labor talks carry high stakes for economy, midterms, Politico https://www.politico.com/news/2022/04/11/west-coast-port-labor-talks-economy-midterms-00023058
The whirlwind of economic and political factors significantly ups the stakes for the talks, which take place every six years and have in the past stalled traffic at the busiest ports in the U.S. The Biden administration plans to keep close tabs on the talks — and intervene immediately should a breakdown appear imminent.
Even a short-term work stoppage would have major ramifications for the recovery and for Democrats who are already in danger of losing their congressional majorities in the November elections.
Economists warn that while the financial toll of increased congestion is always great, the state of the economy right now means similar delays would hit much harder. Already, employers are facing much higher shipping costs due to supply chain issues stemming from the pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine, which they have been passing on to consumers in the form of higher prices.
On top of that, a historically tight labor market means that the union has more bargaining power than possibly ever before. There were 11.3 million job openings in February, per BLS, and just 6.3 million unemployed workers. Please use the Final paper Perspectives that have been taken from the Mueller article. These perspectives are found in Week 8 in the Final Paper Module. To access each article click on each of the titles.
Articles for Review:
Write a paper of no more than 2,450 – 2800 words where you use the non-secular response used to respond to your weekly summary question 3 in which you include the following:
*Brief introduction that describes the issue:
*Answer the following questions
1. What employment law issue is present?
2. What torts issues do you see between the ILWU and the Port of Los Angeles (i.e. negligence and product liability)? What aspects of the torts issue would be similar to areas in non-secular law?
3. Are there any contract issues? If so please describe what are the issues? How does the God’s covenant with Abraham compare to the contract issues that you have identified?
4. If you were drafting final contract what secular and non-secular laws would you include? (remember the “Devil in the details”)
5. What will be the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Approaches involved and how could they be used to avoid a possible strike?( Please describe in detail) How does ADR compare with a non-secular approach?
6. What do you think would be the impact if there were problems with the talks? Would a strike be used in non-secular law?
7. Identify the perspectives and issues through articles listed in the modules that weighed into the matter. Do you think religious leaders should be included and would their participation have a better influence?
In writing your paper, please you must review the articles that are included. The articles provide details on the input from the politicians, business and additional information associate with the strike.
Paper must be written in the APA format and include at a minimum of three references (no limit on the maximum above three references) listed on the Reference page and cited in the body of the paper. Please use resources such as your textbook, books, HIU Library using Pro Quest or other internet related resources.