International Longshore and Warehouse Union

International Longshore and Warehouse Union

ILA workers in Port of Oakland
27 May 2015
Truckers in Northern California Wednesday reported sporadic incidents of mandatory International Longshore and Warehouse Union inspections of trucker-controlled chassis at the Port of Oakland, but the ILWU international headquarters apparently has not yet issued a coastwide mandate on chassis inspections since the new waterfront contract was ratified on Friday.
15 Jan 2015
Ships are backing up rapidly at the major West Coast gateways following a decision by employers to stop working vessels at night in order to concentrate on clearing out congested marine terminal yards.
15 Jan 2015
Rep. Janice Hahn said Los Angeles-Long Beach marine terminal operators’ ending of night shifts equates to a “nighttime lockout” of dockworkers. She urged employers to “not act unilaterally and hurt port operations.”
15 Jan 2015
A U.S. West Coast port lock out would be “a catastrophe beyond belief” for the footwear industry that imports the vast majority of its products through the Southern California terminals, said Matt Priest, president of the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America.
13 Jan 2015
Longshore contract negotiations on the U.S. West Coast have degenerated into a war of attrition in which the union’s work slowdowns have significantly increased operating costs for shipping lines and terminal operators, and the employers are countering by reducing work opportunities for rank-and-file longshoremen.
13 Jan 2015
The Port of Prince Rupert says it can handle more diversions of U.S-bound cargo after import traffic jumped 72 percent last month, a likely result of shippers rerouting cargo away from congested U.S. terminals.
13 Jan 2015
Could the industry be approaching a point of no return in West Coast longshore talks?
12 Jan 2015
Despite the involvement of a federal mediator in contract negotiations over the past week, West Coast dockworkers are continuing their policy of work slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labor, bringing West Coast ports to the brink of “complete gridlock,” the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
12 Jan 2015
Importers and exporters who ship through the Port of Portland, Oregon, will experience higher costs next month because of work slowdowns by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
09 Jan 2015
A Washington state-based timber company said it will lay off an unspecified number of workers at its Longview liquid packaging site because the labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association has hampered its ability to ship certain products.
08 Jan 2015
The limited attention the contentious labor negotiations and broader port congestion have received within the Beltway speaks somewhat to the disconnect between the freight industry and Washington.
07 Jan 2015
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said the Southern California ports continue to work toward a Feb. 1 roll-out date for a neutral, or gray chassis concept in the busiest U.S. port complex, despite the protracted contract negotiations between the longshore union and waterfront employers.