Longshoreman Labor

News concerning the maritime port and labor industry including employment, unions and more.

Commentary

The reaction of shippers to West Coast longshore labor disruption is evolving in such a way that West Coast ports have reason for concern.

News & Analysis

24 Jun 2016
A Baltimore International Longshoremen’s Association local responsible for a three-day 2013 strike will return to local control.
21 Jun 2016
The war of words between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor escalated today.
20 Jun 2016
A ruling against the Waterfront Commission has highlighted a dispute with the New York Shipping Association and International Longshoremen's Association.
20 Jun 2016
International Longshoremen’s Association officials are fighting back against an investigation into a Jan. 29 wildcat strike at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
19 Jun 2016
“Negotiations are more visible now. There is pressure on both sides, and pressure does a lot to get things done,” said Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna.
20 May 2016
Allegations by the mayor of Newark that union hiring practices at the Port of New York and New Jersey promote racial, ethnic and gender inequity have attracted federal scrutiny.
08 May 2016
If the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor is mentioned to International Longshoremen’s Association officials or port employers, there will likely be negative reactions.
07 May 2016
The New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen’s Association haven’t given up on their effort to dissolve the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
20 Apr 2016
The business agent-financial secretary for an International Longshoremen’s Association local at the Port of Virginia resigned, and will be removed from other positions, after an audit revealed funds were used for non-union purposes, a top officer said.