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PMA, ILWU announce West Coast waterfront contract


The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union have announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports.

The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh.

The parties will not be releasing details of the agreement at this time.

The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties.

“After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good for workers and for the industry,” said PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Bob McEllrath in a joint statement. “We are also pleased that our ports can now resume full operations.”

One Response to “PMA, ILWU announce West Coast waterfront contract”

  1. donald robinson says:

    Management, many years ago, treated the worker as “trash”, with very low pay. Then the unions came about, probably good. Now, the unions have too much power. So, if you do not like the union power, you can only blame management.


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