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

24 Mar 2017
The same legislation was introduced once before without ever making it out of the Senate.
24 Mar 2017
India’s major ports face a fresh threat of labor stoppages.
20 Mar 2017
The International Dockworkers’ Council on Monday called off worldwide strikes slated for March 23.
16 Mar 2017
The strikes would have involved dockworkers stopping work every other hour.
10 Mar 2017
Employers and ILWU representatives discussed a contract extension most recently in early March.
07 Mar 2017
The dispute, which flared last spring, has cost the cost the terminal more than 30,000 containers.
03 Mar 2017
The legislation follows repeated efforts by the International Longshoremen’s Association and port businesses to rein in the commission.
03 Mar 2017
The dockers’ unions have called for negotiations with the government and port employers.
01 Mar 2017
Maersk Line has drawn up contingency plans to minimize the “serious” impact of an imminent strike campaign by Spanish dockers on its global cargo operations.