The PMA and ILWU reached a tentative agreement for a new contract last Friday. Members of both groups are expected to ratify this agreement sometime in the next few weeks.
In the meantime, the PMA/ILWU arbitration mechanism is back in place, which will allow either side to have an arbitrator rule on labor issues. Last Sunday, an arbitrator ruled that the ILWU had staged an illegal walkout in Oakland. Rumors are that only one out of the five terminals in Oakland is currently operational due to lingering labor disputes, but all LA/Long Beach terminals are up and running.