Longshoreman Labor

News concerning the maritime port and labor industry including employment, unions and more.

Commentary

Led by the above-trend growth in the United States, the global economic expansion continues. That should make 2018 a promising year for container shipping, right? Not quite. Consider: ocean carriers' perennial efforts to increase market share, rising fuel costs, ditto for charter/feeder/inland costs, and the threat of a trade war.  

News & Analysis

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.
26 Aug 2017
Oakland terminals get full complement of workers Saturday after ILWU Local 10 counter-demonstration is called off
25 Aug 2017
Six container ships, an auto carrier, and a cruise ship are due to be worked on Saturday.
25 Aug 2017
“Things have been streamlined and the private terminal is working normally.”
24 Aug 2017
ILWU Local 10 will protest at conservative group's rally Saturday, but cargo-handling at Port of Oakland is expected to proceed as usual.
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.
24 Aug 2017
Arbitrator hearing to be held Wednesday involving ILWU picket line at Pasha terminal, where newly organized supervisors are negotiating a contract.
23 Aug 2017
The company said it is coordinating with all stakeholders in the supply chain on the disruption and interim alternative measures.
18 Aug 2017
Indian dockworker labor unions and the chief labor commissioner reached a tentative last-minute agreement Thursday, averting an Aug. 18 strike.
16 Aug 2017
Union representatives and officials from the chief labor commissioner have had several rounds of negotiations.