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

23 May 2017
The Swedish government is coming under increasing pressure to intervene in the year-long industrial dispute at APM Terminals Gothenburg.
21 May 2017
Labor actions have already caused delays at Santo marine terminals by putting thousands of containers in limbo because they can't be cleared.
19 May 2017
The union had suspended industrial action in hope of cutting a deal with APM Terminals.
18 May 2017
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
16 May 2017
“Bring your cargo, it’s going to be fine.”
16 May 2017
Spanish dockers have threatened a fresh wave of strikes.
15 May 2017
Indian authorities and labor federations are inching toward an agreement that would avert threatened work stoppages.
12 May 2017
The vote will come just after Atlantic Container Line, a customer since the 1960s, told JOC.com that it might be forced to quit Gothenburg.
11 May 2017
The crisis at the Gothenburg port deepened on Wednesday.
11 May 2017
APM Terminals has announced a partial six-week lockout at its Gothenburg terminal, ratcheting up a year-long dispute at Scandinavia’s largest container hub.