West Coast Labor Negotiations Currently Underway
Contract negotiators between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association began yesterday on an upbeat note.
“Both sides said they expect cargo to keep moving until an agreement is reached,” the ILWU and the employers association that represents shipping lines and terminal operators said in a joint statement.
The current six-year contract expires at midnight June 30, and negotiators will meet daily in San Francisco until a contract is reached, the statement read. Negotiations will alternate each week between the headquarters of the ILWU and the PMA.