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International Longshore and Warehouse Union
07 Mar 2014
APL’s President of the Americas Region Gene Seroka added his vote of cautious optimism yesterday to a growing list of industry executives who believe the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will successfully conclude contract negotiations this summer.
06 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Jurisdictional disputes between dockworkers and other waterfront unions in the U.S. will intensify in the coming years as technology and automation eliminate some traditional jobs, but also create new jobs maintaining and repairing sophisticated new machines, a machinist union executive told the JOC’s TPM conference this week in Long Beach.
06 Mar 2014
International Longshore and Warehouse Union members walked off their jobs yesterday for the second day in a row after a verbal altercation with employees of ICTSI Oregon, the operator of Portland’s only container terminal.
05 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — An estimated $150 million annual Obamacare tax on the generous health care plans enjoyed by West Coast dockworkers may lead to only a three-year contract rather than a six-year contract to replace the existing collective bargaining agreement that expires on June 30.
05 Mar 2014
Two intermodal chassis providers have unveiled plans to cooperate in a “gray” fleet of 68,000 chassis that could be interchanged at 11 container terminals in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
04 Mar 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — The chief negotiator for waterfront employers on the West Coast is optimistic that the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will reach a contract agreement this summer without a strike or lockout.
03 Mar 2014
The past year has been tumultuous for the U.S. maritime industry, with powerful vessel-sharing alliances deploying mega-ships to West Coast ports, terminal operators consolidating their facilities, carriers exiting the chassis business and, on the national scene, implementation of the Affordable Health Care Act.
28 Feb 2014
Li & Fung Logistics isn’t waiting for the worst-case scenario. The logistics division of Hong Kong-based sourcing giant Li & Fung — and other cargo owners like it who ship through the U.S. West Coast — will be watching closely over the next four months as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and employers engage in tough negotiations on a new labor contract.
24 Feb 2014
Cargo interests are making contingency plans this year to avoid West Coast ports in case contract talks between waterfront employers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union break down, but at least one port director believes there won’t be a strike or lockout.
11 Feb 2014
The Port of Portland Commission on Feb. 12 will be asked to approve an agenda item that would result in a payment of up to $4 million to keep Hanjin Shipping Co., Hapag-Lloyd and other carriers calling at the port in 2014.
25 Jan 2014
Truck flows and cargo handling at the Port of Portland were back to normal as the week was drawing to a close, but the residual effects of the latest disagreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and terminal operator ICTSI may continue to be felt in the days ahead.