Article written by Christian Datoc, White House correspondent for the Washington Examiner
The nation is grappling with yet another holiday supply chain roadblock, one that’s been at least partially exacerbated by the Biden White House’s deference to union labor in addressing widespread shipping delays.
Administration officials have heaped praise on the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union for agreeing to unload freight 24/7 at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach that, combined, account for 40% of all U.S. imports and currently have a backlog of roughly 100 ships anchored offshore waiting to unload. Meanwhile, increased demand has driven up incoming shipments by approximately 26% compared to the prior year.
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