International Longshore and Warehouse Union

A contract extension would shore up the competitiveness of West Coast ports for Asian imports, which face a new challenge from the larger locks of the Panama Canal.
11 Aug 2016
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Thursday gave a huge boost to beneficial cargo owners looking for long-term labor stability.
McEllrath encouraging rank and file to stay strong, 2-12-15
12 Feb 2015
The president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union recorded a video message urging members to support ILWU contract negotiators and ignore “bullshit” from the Pacific Maritime Association.
11 Feb 2015
The operator of the Port of Portland terminal that Hanjin Shipping is vacating after repeated labor disruptions said it will seek new business for the terminal but that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union must do its part.
11 Feb 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association said its members will suspend U.S. West Coast vessel operations on four of the next five days rather than provide longshoremen with holiday or weekend pay for “severely diminished productivity.”
Port of Portland, Oregon
10 Feb 2015
Hanjin Shipping Co. said Wednesday in Asia that it was withdrawing direct service to the Port of Portland, Oregon, after a 2 1/2-year-old dispute with longshoremen that severely undermined productivity.
10 Feb 2015
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are making what could be a last-ditch effort to win the hearts and minds — and pocketbooks — of the ILWU rank and file as coastwide contract negotiations may be hopelessly gridlocked.
09 Feb 2015
U.S. West Coast employers on Monday blasted International Longshore and Warehouse Union negotiators, implying they are holding back rank-and-file members from even voting on what employers consider to be a generous contract over a demand that the ILWU be able to unilaterally fire waterfront arbitrators.
09 Feb 2015
As negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers drag on, the impact of U.S. West Coast port congestion is rippling far beyond just U.S. supply chains and hampering shippers from Canada to Japan.
09 Feb 2015
A cold chain logistics operator has placed a figure on the steadily worsening U.S. West Coast port congestion, warning that delays and diversions are helping to wipe out shipper profit margins.
06 Feb 2015
Some 40 container ships were anchored at ports up and down the West Coast on Friday, promising more delays into next week and well beyond that after the Pacific Maritime Association announced on Friday that terminals won’t handle vessels over the weekend in an effort to clear backlogs.
warehouse, distribution center
06 Feb 2015
U.S. retailers’ frustration with West Coast port congestion hit a boiling point on Friday after terminal operators announced they would suspend vessel work over for the weekend, in order to clear mounting backlogs of cargo.
06 Feb 2015
U.S. West Coast container terminals will suspend operations on vessels this weekend, on both day and night shifts, at all ports, as they seek to dig out of the container backlog that continues to choke their operations. Terminals, however, will maintain gate and yard operations at their discretion.