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  • 3 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    US Port of Oakland has been hit by a new round of work stoppages as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) representatives declined to dispatch workers over the weekend causing a shutdown of terminal operations at the port. Namely, as informed by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), ILWU Local 34 officials refused to dispatch workers for the second shift on […]

  • 2 May 2017

    The majority of delegates from 29 West Coast ports, who were elected by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s Longshore Division (ILWU), have voted to refer the employers’ proposed extension of the 2014-2019 collective bargaining agreement between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) to a ratification vote by the membership. Nearly 90 delegates met in […]

  • 13 March 2015

    The US District Court of Oregon has ordered the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to pay the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) USD 59,628 to compensate for work stoppages and slowdowns. On December 16, 2014, Oregon Judge Michael Simon ruled that the ILWU International in San Francisco and ILWU Local 8 in Portland willfully and […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has affirmed the decision of an administrative law judge that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU International) and ILWU Local 8 violated federal labor law by engaging in coercive activity directed against port operator ICTSI Oregon, Inc. at Port of Portland’s Terminal 6. The NLRB concluded […]

  • 7 November 2014

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) job actions, which have already crippled operations at the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, now threaten to do the same in Los Angeles and Long Beach, according to the Pacific Maritime Union (PMA). The ILWU has now targeted the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by unilaterally refusing to […]

  • 6 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    The United States ILWU Coast Longshore Caucus delegates voted on Friday to recommend approval of the tentative agreement reached on February 20, 2015, between the union and employers represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The tentative agreement was approved on February 20 by the ILWU’s 16-member elected Negotiating Committee and 8-member Safety Sub-Committee. The […]

  • 10 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US West Coast ports reopened Monday morning after employers closed the docks for two days, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said. PMA attributed temporary suspension of port operations at the West Coast to a decision not to pay workers premium pay for diminished productivity. Talks to resolve the few remaining issues between the Longshore Union and […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) called upon the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to agree to a temporary contract extension while the two parties continue to work on a new agreement, to avoid gridlocks as holiday shipping season starts to gear up. PMA said it was deeply concerned about the operational situation at the major ports […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The slowdowns by members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at major US West Coast ports need to stop because the terminals cannot withstand any more, James McKenna, President & CEO of Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) urged. Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the PMA has made an “all-in” contract […]

  • 16 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been found guilty of violating U.S. federal labor laws by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Namely, the court affirmed two National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions based on which the ILWU “engaged in deliberate work stoppages and slowdowns, made false safety […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents over 70 multinational ocean carriers and maritime companies in contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), has accused the ILWU of orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle and Tacoma.  The two ports handle an estimated 16% of containerized cargo on the West Coast. […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is reportedly trying to keep the U.S. West Coast dock employers, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), at the negotiating table to finish contract talks that are ”extremely close” to completion. The ILWU, a labor union which represents the U.S. West Coast dock workers in an ongoing labour dispute with the […]

  • 1 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Israeli-owned containership Zim Shanghai has unloaded its cargo at the Port of Long Beach in Los Angeles, having been reverted from the Port of Oakland by pro-Palestinian protesters. The unloaded Oakland cargo in Los Angeles will most likely be trucked back up to Oakland causing additional costs to ZIM. The vessel departed Oakland on Sunday evening fully […]

  • 12 August 2016

    More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports, who were elected by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), voted on August 9 to discuss with representatives of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) the possible contract extension between the ILWU and PMA.  By majority vote, delegates participating in a caucus in San Francisco, decided […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The US West Coast port operations are approaching complete gridlock which may result in shutdown of ports, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said. Vessel production across the West Coast remains lower than normal. Vessels have been forced to anchor due to slow vessel turn times in the ports. Backlog of anchored vessels continues to grow […]

  • 30 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) member carriers sitting on PMA’s Board of Directors need to come to the negotiating table so that direct and constructive dialogue between key decision makers can take place. The 11 members of PMA’s Board of Directors are largely carriers but also […]

  • 30 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dockworkers at the Port of Portland shut down the Terminal 6, the port’s only container terminal for twelve hours on Tuesday, in response to the firing of several longshoremen last week. The terminal’s operator ICTSI Oregon responded by saying that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) long-term ‎efforts to delay shipping activity at the Terminal […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The talks between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) are too important for dirty tricks and childish one-upmanship, Paddy Crumlin, President of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said reacting to PMA’s press attacks against ILWU. Namely, earlier this month, PMA accused the ILWU of orchestrating slowdowns at the Pacific Northwest […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Unionised longshore workers and marine clerks at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco have voted against plans to ship coal from a bulk commodity terminal to be built by the California Capital and Investment Group (CCIG) at the site of former Oakland Army Base, according to International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).  CCIG reportedly plans to transport around 5 million […]

  • 31 July 2017

    A majority of US West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have agreed to a three-year extension of their collective bargaining agreement with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). With voting by workers complete, early returns indicate the contract extension will pass by 67%. The official results will be announced on […]

  • 21 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Unionised longshore workers and marine clerks at the Ports of Oakland and San Francisco have voted against plans to ship coal from a bulk commodity terminal to be built by the California Capital and Investment Group (CCIG) at the site of former Oakland Army Base, according to International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).  CCIG reportedly plans to transport around 5 million […]

  • 10 April 2012

      Port of Long Beach Executive Director J. Christopher Lytle and Orient Overseas Container Line CEO Phillip Chow signed a $4.6 billion, 40-year lease for the new Middle Harbor container terminal at a ceremony at OOCL’s Hong Kong headquarters on Tuesday, April 3. The inking of the historic agreement was celebrated by officials from the […]