International Longshoremen’s Association

International Longshoremen’s Association

18 Nov 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is still slowing down cargo-handling operations at all major West Coast Coast gateways while negotiations for a new contract continue in San Francisco, the Pacific Maritime Association said Monday.
Long Beach dockworker
06 Nov 2014
Fearing that gridlock at the largest U.S. port complex is imminent, the Pacific Maritime Association today blasted the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for withholding skilled labor at Los Angeles-Long Beach.
05 Nov 2014
The Port of Boston's volumes are up 10.5 percent year-to-date, thanks to a unique incentive program for union workers and some extra vessel calls.
05 Nov 2014
The Port of Portland is issuing a challenge to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association: Revamp the collective bargaining model that has been in existence at West Coast ports for the past 80 years because it isn’t working.
Shoes
03 Nov 2014
The American Apparel & Footwear Association urged the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to press negotiators to agree on a West Coast longshore labor contract to help end “untenable congestion” at the ports.
Weekly wrap-up: LA-LB congestion, ILA’s Daggett and Nicaragua canal
25 Oct 2014
Terminal congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was clearly on the minds of JOC.com readers again this week, with six of the Top 10 stories focusing on the issue.
10 Oct 2014
A second New Jersey Senate committee has approved a bill to allow the state to withdraw from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, despite warnings that the legislation would be struck down in court.
09 Oct 2014
A former president of International Longshoremen’s Association 1235 in Newark, New Jersey, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for extorting his members for “Christmas tribute” payments to the Genovese crime family.
Port of Los Angeles
24 Sep 2014
Retailers today bemoan the fact that the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association negotiations have dragged on for more than four months still without conclusion. But they may not recall that it took the ILA and the U.S. Maritime Alliance 13 months to finalize their current contract in April 2013.
28 Aug 2014
A federal judge has dismissed an employer-union lawsuit challenging the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor’s new rules for hiring dockworkers in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
20 Aug 2014
The largest International Longshoremen’s Association local in Baltimore is disputing an arbitrator’s ruling that the union is liable for $3.86 million in damages for a strike that idled the port for three days last October.
15 Jul 2014
The New York Shipping Association has hired approximately 300 dockworkers this year and will keep adding to its longshore workforce...