ILWU

By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2016
A broad coalition of shippers and other supply chain stakeholders are appealing to West Coast dockside labor and management to begin early discussions on either a contract extension or a new contract with the goal to conclude negotiations before the current contract expires on June 30, 2019.
By Patrick Burnson · June 1, 2015
The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) is among those organizations that have been most strident about seaport reform. When their annual meeting takes place in San Francisco later this month, that mission may become even more urgent…thanks the recent bad faith actions of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the Port of Oakland.
By Jeff Berman · May 26, 2015
Following the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) signing off on ratifying a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) on May 20, the ILWU followed suite on May 22, saying that 82 percent of its longshore worker members voted to ratify the tentative contract agreement between the parties that was reached on February 22.
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2015
While the dust continues to settle at West Coast ports after a nine-month labor dispute that saw the two main parties involved–the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union–reach a tentative labor agreement on February 22, the PMA said yesterday that its members voted to ratify a new contract with the ILWU.
By Patrick Burnson · April 7, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
By Jeff Berman · April 6, 2015
Roughly six weeks after the International Warehouse & Longshore Union and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) reached a tentative five-year labor agreement, following nine months of often acrimonious negotiations that led to myriad supply chain and logistics disruptions, the ILWU said late last week that steps are being taken to make the tentative agreement a done deal.
By Patrick Burnson · March 26, 2015
Indications given by a splinter group of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union suggest that shippers should not assume the tentative contract with the Pacific Maritime Association is a “done deal.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 23, 2015
While the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have arrived at a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports, questions still remain about productivity.
By Patrick Burnson · February 20, 2015
Meanwhile, Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein both issued a letter appealing to reason
By Patrick Burnson · February 19, 2015
Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted today as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting.
By Patrick Burnson · February 17, 2015
Port of Oakland cargo volume declined dramatically in January, the result of an ongoing West Coast waterfront labor dispute.
By Patrick Burnson · February 13, 2015
Appearing ever more desperate, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) President Robert McEllrath has issued a video pleading with his membership to “remain united and remain strong.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 11, 2015
PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates
By Patrick Burnson · February 9, 2015
The Port of Oakland today released an update on seaport operations and the status of waterfront labor talks.
By Patrick Burnson · February 6, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend, with yard, rail and gate operations continuing at terminal operators’ discretion.

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