ILA and USMX Agree on New Six-year Contract

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) just concluded months of negotiations on June 6, 2018.  They have now agreed on a tentative six-year contract for East and Gulf Coast dockworkers.  If the final contract is approved, it would ensure labor peace on both coasts until 2024 or even later.  According […]

ILWU Shutdown at APL Terminal

The International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union Local 63 has shut down operations at the Port of LA’s APL Terminal from September 28 through September 29, 2017.  Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest weeks for importers considering everyone is seeking to get their holiday freight in and avoid the delays that Golden Week brings. A […]

ILWU Announces Work Stoppage

ILWU Stop-Work Meeting June 15th, 2017 The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 in Long Beach, California has notified the Pacific Maritime Association that they will hold a Stop-Work Meeting on Thursday, June 15, 2017, first shift only, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Scarbrough will monitor the situation and work […]

ILWU Contract Extension Goes to Vote

ILWU Members to Vote on Extending Contract The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) met the last week of April 2017 to discuss the possibility of extending their current contract with employers which is due to expire on July 1, 2019.  According to Chris Dupin’s recent article in American Shipper, the proposal from the Pacific Maritime […]

West Coast Employers and Longshoremen will Discuss Contract Extension

West Coast Employers and Longshoremen will Discuss Contract Extension SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 11, 2016) – More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports from San Diego, CA to Bellingham, WA, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), convened this week to consider an employer request […]

ILWU clerks sign contracts with 17 of 20 employers

ILWU clerks sign contracts with 17 of 20 employers Excerpt from: American Shipper | By: Chris Dupin | March 03, 2016 Just one year after a contract agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers finally ended months of contentious negotiations that snarled operations at West Coast ports, there was some good news […]

Volumes surge at L.A., Long Beach ports

Volumes surge at L.A., Long Beach ports Southern California container terminals clear backlog in wake of tentative ILWU contract. Excerpt from American Shipper | By: Chris Dupin | April 16, 2015 The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach broke container volume records in March, as they worked off the cargo backlog that developed during the contentious […]

ILWU has a 24-Hour Stop-Work Meeting

ILWU has a 24-Hour Stop-Work Meeting   The Pacific Maritime Association has been notifies by the officials of ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94 that they will hold a 24-Hour Stop-Work Meeting on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. No longshore labor will be available for work from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, until 7:00 a.m. […]

ILWU delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to rank-and-file

ILWU delegates vote to recommend tentative agreement to rank-and-file Excerpt from Journal of Commerce | By: JOC Staff | April 3, 2015 U.S. West Coast shippers are a sigh of relief after ILWU delegates voted in favor of recommending the tentative five-year agreement.  The final tally will be take place May 22, 2015. “This agreement required […]

Port of Long Beach extends cap on dockage fees

Port of Long Beach extends cap on dockage fees ILWU leader makes pitch for more training and 24-hour operations at the congested California port. Excerpt from American Shipper | By: Chris Dupin | March 25, 2015 The Port of Long Beach will continue to cap the amount of dockage fees paid by ocean carriers due […]