Longshoreman Labor

News concerning the maritime port and labor industry including employment, unions and more.

Commentary

Contract extension talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association must address productivity issues in a serious way so US West Coast ports get somewhere remotely close to the efficiency at other major ports in the world. 

News & Analysis

01 Dec 2016
Union names successor to retired Judge Milton Mollen.
30 Nov 2016
Port operators, shippers, and carriers in Brazil were preparing for a 24-hour strike by stevedores Wednesday that never materialized.
29 Nov 2016
The deeply troubled container terminal Libra Terminais in the port of Santos is to lay off hundreds of workers.
29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”
08 Nov 2016
The Port of New York and New Jersey plans to create what it says will be the first state-of-the art crane training center at a port on the East Coast.
02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
02 Nov 2016
Better labor relations at public ports could make the on-and-off again strikes and protests for higher wages and other benefits that cause congestion and delays at major ports less likely.
01 Nov 2016
Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on Tuesday opened two days of talks on a possible extension of their coastwide contract.
17 Oct 2016
A local official diverted union funds for personal use.
30 Sep 2016
A judge has put an end to months-long industrial actions, in which dockworkers at the port of Santos disrupted operations and even boarded vessels.