International Longshore and Warehouse Union

03 Mar 2014
The past year has been tumultuous for the U.S. maritime industry, with powerful vessel-sharing alliances deploying mega-ships to West Coast ports, terminal operators consolidating their facilities, carriers exiting the chassis business and, on the national scene, implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.
Port Metro Vancouver
28 Feb 2014
Li & Fung Logistics isn’t waiting for the worst-case scenario. The logistics division of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung — and other cargo owners like it who ship through the U.S. West Coast — will be watching closely over the next four months as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers engage in tough negotiations on a new labor contract.
24 Feb 2014
Cargo interests are making contingency plans this year to avoid West Coast ports in case contract talks between waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union break down, but at least one port director believes there won’t be a strike or lockout.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland, Ore.
11 Feb 2014
The Port of Portland Commission on Feb. 12 will be asked to approve an agenda item that would result in a payment of up to $4 million to keep Hanjin Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd and other carriers calling at the port in 2014.
25 Jan 2014
Truck flows and cargo handling at the Port of Portland were back to normal as the week was drawing to a close, but the residual effects of the latest disagreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and terminal operator ICTSI may continue to be felt in the days ahead.
Port of Los Angeles
06 Jan 2014
U.S. West Coast ports have arrived at a “crossroads” in 2014, according to the head of the Pacific Maritime Association.
Workers in Oakland
03 Jan 2014
West Coast employers in 2014 are bracing for what could be the most frustrating contract negotiations they’ve had with the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union in decades.
17 Dec 2013
Longshoremen at the Port of Portland on Tuesday were performing work on a Hanjin Shipping Co. vessel that could influence whether the South Korean carrier continues to call in Portland in the coming year.
Hanjin vessel at the Port of Portland, Ore.
13 Dec 2013
The Port of Portland, Ore., and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 48 have agreed to transition refrigerated container work at Terminal 6...

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