ILWU/PMA Negotiation Update

ILWU/PMA Negotiation Update

On July 1, the current agreement between the ILWU and PMA will officially expire, and with that now being only a week away, there is concern that a new agreement has not yet been reached. However, on June 14, a joint statement was issued by the ILWU and PMA together, expressing the likelihood that a…

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ILWU Talks Resume – Contract Expires July 1

ILWU Talks Resume – Contract Expires July 1

Contract negotiations between the ILWU and employers resumed last week, following a ten-day period when talks had stopped in May. There has been no update with reason for the sudden pause in negotiations.  “While no immediate updates are available due to media blackout, the negotiation cycle could be following a familiar pattern from the past where…

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ILWU Labor Contract for West Coast Ports

ILWU Labor Contract for West Coast Ports

One potential roadblock to port congestion recovery this year is the expiration of the ILWU longshoreman’s labor contract at West Coast ports on July 1. The last contract renewal period in 2014-15 was peppered with work slowdowns that ultimately resulted in a lock-out by employers—ocean terminals—which stopped cargo flow for 10 days and took weeks…

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