International Longshore and Warehouse Union

02 Nov 2016
Discussions between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association about a possible extension of the West Coast waterfront contract apparently ended on a positive note.
17 Feb 2015
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez is scheduled to meet Tuesday with West Coast longshore union and management negotiators in an effort to end a bargaining standoff that’s causing increasing pain across supply chains.
Port of Los Angeles, idle cranes
13 Feb 2015
The Obama administration is under growing pressure to prod negotiators to reach a deal on a West Coast labor contract, and to intervene if the ports’ months-long congestion keeps edging toward a total shutdown.
12 Feb 2015
What is the true impact of the West Coast labor showdown on U.S. agricultural exports? There is controversy over the data.
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.