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A closer look at contract extension talks for the US East and Gulf coasts suggests less cause for alarm.

News & Analysis

05 Aug 2017
ILWU three-year contract extension is now official
31 Jul 2017
No date has been set for the start of bargaining on a coastwide ILA contract.
28 Jul 2017
The subject of a contract extension was first raised in March 2015 at the JOC’s annual TPM Conference.
27 Jul 2017
Portland will have a better idea of the types of container business it can attract back to the port by year-end.
21 Jul 2017
The indictment charged Moe was paid even during trips to Aruba and Florida and while engaging in other off-terminal activities.
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.
06 Jun 2017
The strikes follow months of slowdown.
01 Jun 2017
The union last week canceled five of eight days of planned strikes between May 24 and June 9.
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.
01 May 2017
Extending the ILWU contract into 2022 would guarantee BCOs labor peace on the West Coast for the next five years.
28 Apr 2017
The strike hit Santos with “paralysis and dislocations.”
28 Apr 2017
ILWU caucus Friday votes to take PMA proposal for a contract extension to a vote by the rank and file.
27 Apr 2017
“Every port will be on strike.”
25 Apr 2017
A consortium of seven labor federations had earlier served notice of a nationwide strike from April 19, but later agreed to defer the action until May 12.
17 Apr 2017
If negotiations fail, it would be the second nationwide stoppage at major ports in two years.
11 Apr 2017
Unions are protesting a reform of major port trusts through new legislation dubbed the Major Ports Authority Bill 2016.
24 Mar 2017
The same legislation was introduced once before without ever making it out of the Senate.