Operations : Update on Status of PMA & ILWU Contract Negotiations - August 27th

August 27, 2014

Dear Valued Customer:

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) released the following statement on August 26th regarding the status of negotiations.  Click here to visit the PMA website for the most recent information related to the negotiations.

PMA and ILWU Update on Contract Talks: Tentative Agreement Reached on Health Benefits. Negotiations Continue on Other Issues.

SAN FRANCISCO (August 26, 2014) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that they have reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations. The parties have agreed not to discuss the terms of this tentative agreement as negotiations continue.

Maintenance of health benefits (MOB) is an important part of the contract being negotiated between employers represented by the PMA and workers represented by the ILWU.

The contract being negotiated covers nearly 20,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports. The previous agreement expired at 5 p.m. on July 1, 2014. Talks began on May 12 and are continuing.

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