West Coast Update: Teamsters Back to work; ILWU Talks Continue

July 16, 2014
By Rich Roche

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A brief update of the situation on the U.S. West Coast.

Truckers with the Teamsters Union went back to work over the weekend after a 5-day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Meanwhile, labor negotiations continue to progress between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)—despite the absence of a formal contract extension.

Mohawk will continue to monitor any developing news on this issue.

Rich Roche is Vice President of International Transportation at Mohawk Global Logistics.