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 Mar 2017
Maersk Line has drawn up contingency plans to minimize the “serious” impact of an imminent strike campaign by Spanish dockers on its global cargo operations.
27 Feb 2017
A statement issued at JOC's 17th Annual TPM Conference seeks to allay shipper fears.
25 Feb 2017
Several ILA officials threw a surprise curve ball in a pre-negotiation meeting with United States Maritime Alliance, proposing a one-day coastwide work stoppage and Washington march against “government interference” in longshore hiring.
23 Feb 2017
“Thousands of companies and millions of workers rely on these ports.”
23 Feb 2017
The dockworkers’ union has said changing Spain's dock labor system would cost 7,000 to 8,000 jobs.
22 Feb 2017
Management group for US East and Gulf coasts reminds union of contract's no-strike clause.
21 Feb 2017
No date has been set for the protest.
16 Feb 2017
No date has been announced for formal bargaining.
14 Feb 2017
Aside from Hanjin Shipping, the Hanjin Group has a controlling share of Korean Air Lines, and its subsidiaries range from various logistics companies to universities.
13 Feb 2017
Shippers hope the next negotiations go more smoothly than those in 2012 and 2013.