War on the Docks:
Puget Sound’s Longshoremen in the 1934 Strike
Eventually it became clear to Pacific Coast port employers’ that the ILA was not going to relent.Their repeated efforts to recruit scab labor had failed and the ports largely remained closed.The solidarity and militancy of the Pacific Coast’s longshoremen had proven unshakable.
In late July, employers agreed to enter into an arbitration agreement, recognize the ILA, improve working conditions, and, most importantly, grant the union control of the hiring process.
On July 31, ILA rank-and-file members returned to work.