International Longshoremen’s Association

Port of Baltimore.
02 Nov 2018
What triggered the walkout in the Baltimore terminal, which is operated by Ports America Chesapeake, is unclear, but the job action is a reminder that although the signing of the six-year master contract was seen as a harbinger of stability along the two coasts, disputes over local issues and actions can intervene.
Reefer boxes stacked.
25 Oct 2018
At issue is an effort by port employers to have deskbound longshoremen monitor the temperature of each reefer twice a day to ensure that it is at the correct temperature, instead of longshoremen physically walking up to each box, checking, and documenting the temperature on an iPad.
A container ship and containers at a port.
08 Oct 2018
The International Longshoremen’s Association’s boycott of the 44th Congress of the International Transport Workers’ Federation, which begins Sunday, provides additional evidence that the introduction of further automation will not be a quick and simple process.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Sep 2018
The deal removes the need for a new contract — the biggest source of labor disruptions, on both East and Gulf coasts — until at least 2024. It parallels a labor deal for US West Coast ports lasting until 2022. Longshoremen backed that deal, a five-year extension of the last contract, in July 2017.
Port of Philadelphia.
31 Aug 2018
The union said the Ports of Delaware River Marine Trade Association's latest offer was unacceptable because it did not address three main staffing issues.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
30 Aug 2018
The deal, if approved by a majority of the International Longshoremen's Association members, would ensure labor peace on both East and Gulf coasts until at least 2024.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
14 Aug 2018
The six-year deal contains good news for shippers concerning labor peace and the non-interruption of cargo. However, the deal is a setback for tech-driven and automation-driven efficiency improvements.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
10 Jul 2018
The East Coast’s largest port, with the most complex negotiations, has reached an agreement. The International Longshoremen's Association wants all such local agreements to be completed before the master contract that covers the ports on both coasts can be ratified.
ILA-USMX.
06 Jun 2018
An agreement between the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance removes a great deal of uncertainty for shippers that send cargo through East Coast and Gulf Coast ports, and should spare them the need to take precautionary measures to prepare for a possible strike.
Port of New York and New Jersey Bayonne.
04 Jun 2018
Some shippers that send cargo through the Port of New York and New Jersey may take comfort from a federal judge’s ruling that the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor will continue to fight crime and oversee hiring in the port. Other shippers may be concerned that commission’s activities will continue, and hurt hiring and efficiency.
The Port of New York and New Jersey.
11 May 2018
Negotiators from the ILA and USMX will try to reach an agreement on local labor agreements, so that talks next month in Florida can focus on the six-year, coastwide deal.
Two cranes at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
12 Apr 2018
The International Longshoremen's Association East Coast and Gulf Coast employer representatives will meet June 5 through 7 in hopes of wrapping up the master and local contracts in advance of the current agreement’s Sept. 30 expiration.
A giant crane awaits a container ship at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
23 Mar 2018
International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance committees report “significant progress” during two days of bargaining on a new master contract that BCOs hope will be settled well in advance of the Sept. 30 expiration.  
09 Mar 2018
Although the International Longshoremen's Association has not had a coastwide strike since 1977, beneficial cargo owners are anxious to have a new agreement in place.
02 Mar 2018
NRF-led coalition tells ILA and USMX cargo loss is imminent if they do not resume contract negotiations soon.
14 Jan 2018
ILA and USMX officials had hoped to agree on a contract extension that would reassure the hundreds of shippers who will attend the JOC’s annual Trans-Pacific Maritime (TPM) conference March 4-7 in Long Beach, California.
10 Jan 2018
The legislation is the latest event in the ongoing, bitter dispute between the commission and the New York Shipping Association and the International Longshoremen’s Association.
07 Dec 2017
A closer look at contract extension talks for the US East and Gulf coasts suggests less cause for alarm.
06 Dec 2017
The union is prepared to avoid bargaining until the current coastwide contract expires on Sept. 30, 2018.
05 Dec 2017
New Jersey legislators are pushing ahead with a bill that would strip the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor of its policing responsibility in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
05 Dec 2017
Hopes are are high among trade participants; shippers would be delighted if a long-term deal is struck, as it would support supply-chain certainty.
27 Nov 2017
Local shipping sources in JNPT told JOC.com that some vessels have been stranded at berth or at anchorage.
09 Nov 2017
Now that a West Coast longshore labor contract extension is in place through mid-2022, shippers are anxious for a similar deal to ensure continued labor peace on the East and Gulf coasts.
08 Nov 2017
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union-International Container Terminal Services, Inc. saga began in 2012.
08 Nov 2017
International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance officials have been exploring a long-term extension for more than two years.
03 Nov 2017
A jury convicted a general foreman and member of the International Longshoremen’s Association at the Port of New York and New Jersey of fraudulently collecting a salary of nearly $500,000 while infrequently going to work.
06 Oct 2017
Last summer’s contract extension by the ILWU and the PMA increased pressure for an agreement on the East and Gulf coasts.
26 Sep 2017
Riley to seek expanded jurisdiction at new terminal.
25 Sep 2017
No formal proposals yet, but Daggett plans to convene ILA delegates.
08 Sep 2017
A top International Longshoremen's Association official resigned Friday from a council aimed at boosting Port of New York and New Jersey efficiency, saying the ILA’s contribution was ignored at a Thursday ceremony to mark the biggest ship ever to stop at the port.
24 Aug 2017
A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit by ILA officials who challenged their subpoenas from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor after a Jan. 29, 2016 wildcat strike at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Aug 2017
Christie-signed legislation still requires New York's concurrence.
31 Jul 2017
No date has been set for the start of bargaining on a coastwide ILA contract.
21 Jul 2017
The indictment charged Moe was paid even during trips to Aruba and Florida and while engaging in other off-terminal activities.
28 Jun 2017
“ILA Dockers say to Maersk: ‘YOU CAN’T HACK MAN POWER!’”
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.