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

06 Jul 2017
The superintendent organizing efforts come at a sensitive time for the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.
29 Jun 2017
The unions have accepted a 10 percent cut in wages and early retirement for its older members.
28 Jun 2017
“ILA Dockers say to Maersk: ‘YOU CAN’T HACK MAN POWER!’”
20 Jun 2017
“We are in a critical situation.”
19 Jun 2017
ILWU expected to vote on contract extension after local informational meetings are completed.
16 Jun 2017
The main impact of strikes in Spain has been felt by the country's top three ports of Algeciras, Valencia, and Barcelona.
13 Jun 2017
The two sides failed to reach agreement at their last meeting on June 1.
06 Jun 2017
The sometimes heated three-hour hearing came as the port prepares to open the newly raised Bayonne Bridge on June 30, allowing ships up to 18,000 TEU to pass below it.
06 Jun 2017
Portland has been without weekly container services since 2015.