Op-Ed: West Coast Port Fiasco Over? Not So Fast (CNBC)

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined leaders from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in penning an op-ed that highlights the lingering congestion from the West Coast ports slowdown and the need for certainty when it comes to our nation's infrastructure.

Is it too late to save the West Coast ports? Maybe not, but only if labor, management and other parties come together to each do their part. If they don't, the global supply chain and free market forces will simply move on and find less risky options of getting goods to market.

Enough is enough. There are too many challenges facing the ports already to allow uncertainty from unpredictable labor negotiations every few years to become standard operating procedure. What we need is a path to ensure that our ports — and the United States — always remain "open for business."

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