Update on Status of PMA & ILWU Contract Negotiations - July 18th

July 18, 2014

Dear Valued Customer:

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) released the following statement on July 18th regarding the status of negotiations.  Click here to visit the PMA website for the most recent information related to the negotiations.

PMA and ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks

SAN FRANCISCO (July 18, 2014) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) today issued the following statement:

After several days of ongoing talks, both parties will break from negotiations next Monday and Tuesday in order for the ILWU to convene its previously scheduled Longshore Division Caucus in San Francisco. Negotiations are scheduled to resume Wednesday.

No talks will take place July 28 to Aug. 1 so the ILWU can resume unrelated contract negotiations in the Pacific Northwest.

The previous labor contract covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports expired July 1. While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.

The coast-wide labor contract is between employers who operate port terminals and shipping lines represented by the PMA and dockworkers represented by the ILWU. The parties have negotiated a West Coast collective bargaining agreement since the 1930s.

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