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

25 Apr 2017
A consortium of seven labor federations had earlier served notice of a nationwide strike from April 19, but later agreed to defer the action until May 12.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
24 Mar 2017
The same legislation was introduced once before without ever making it out of the Senate.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
20 Mar 2017
The International Dockworkers’ Council on Monday called off worldwide strikes slated for March 23.
16 Mar 2017
The strikes would have involved dockworkers stopping work every other hour.
10 Mar 2017
Employers and ILWU representatives discussed a contract extension most recently in early March.
07 Mar 2017
The dispute, which flared last spring, has cost the cost the terminal more than 30,000 containers.