International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

Clear sailing
27 Jul 2014
Even though it now looks like it will be sometime in August before a new agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers is in place, no one is panicking and tensions appear low. Why?
ILWU, PMA negotiations
01 Jul 2014
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union did not reach a contract agreement by 5 p.m. today, as expected, but both sides indicated that there will be no cargo-handling disruption at U.S. West Coast ports while negotiations continue.
01 Jul 2014
The president and CEO of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce is calling on the International Longshore and Warehouse Unio
01 Jul 2014
As the hours wane on the current contract between terminal operators and longshoremen on the U.S. West Coast, most shippers are taking the silence from both parties as a sign that negotiations are going well and will result in little disruption.
Star fruit inspection at Port of Long Beach
01 Jul 2014
Following the release of guidelines for ship and cargo contingencies plans from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a customs expert has shared his insight into what to do in the event of a serious labor disruption.
30 Jun 2014
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continued today, although reaching an agreement by the deadline of 5 p.m. on July 1 does not look likely.
30 Jun 2014
Criticism of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union by an official of the International Association of Machinists provoked an angry response at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition conference in San Francisco at the weekend.
30 Jun 2014
With the deadline for negotiating a West Coast dockworker contract at hand, the executive director of the Port of Oakland urged both sides to reach a successful conclusion for the good of all West Coast ports.
27 Jun 2014
Retailers are making new pleas for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association to agree on a contract and avoid a West Coast port shutdown after the ILWU-PMA contract expires next week.
26 Jun 2014
It’s too late for some retailers depending on shipments through West Coast ports. If they have no contingency plans for a potential strike or slowdown tied to International Longshore and Warehouse Union negotiations, they sit with fingers crossed.
Stacks of money
26 Jun 2014
A West Coast port strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union would have a multibillion-dollar impact on a still-shaky U.S. economy, according to a study commissioned by retailers and manufacturers.
25 Jun 2014
A little less than one-third of shippers surveyed by an investment research firm last week have accelerated imports into