Longshoreman Labor

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

Commentary

Contract extension talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association must address productivity issues in a serious way so US West Coast ports get somewhere remotely close to the efficiency at other major ports in the world. 

News & Analysis

21 Feb 2017
No date has been set for the protest.
16 Feb 2017
No date has been announced for formal bargaining.
14 Feb 2017
Aside from Hanjin Shipping, the Hanjin Group has a controlling share of Korean Air Lines, and its subsidiaries range from various logistics companies to universities.
13 Feb 2017
Shippers hope the next negotiations go more smoothly than those in 2012 and 2013.
08 Feb 2017
The unrest has its roots in a European Court of Justice ruling from 2014.
07 Feb 2017
Cargo-handling at Los Angeles and Long Beach could be compromised without an infusion of new workers.
30 Jan 2017
A pension fund for longshoremen at the Port of New York and New Jersey want permission from a bankruptcy court to seek companies related to the carrier who can help pay the debt.
30 Jan 2017
Union workers last Friday refused to use the new automated gate system technology at Wando Welch.
27 Jan 2017
Truck traffic at the Port of Charleston’s largest container terminal ground to a halt for several hours Friday.
23 Jan 2017
Waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are moving aggressively to ensure there will be enough dockworkers to handle cargo in the largest US port complex.