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  • 7 August 2017

    West Coast longshore workers at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington have officially ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the International Longshore & Warehouse Union’s (ILWU) Coast Balloting Committee confirmed. As informed, the committee reviewed balloting results from all longshore local unions and confirmed a tally showing that 67% […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    After four days of delay due to a pro-Gaza protest at the Port of Oakland on Saturday, August 16, 2014, Piraeus, a container ship operated by Israel’s shipping giant Zim Integrated Shipping Lines has been unloaded, according to ILWU Coast Longshore Division. The ship left the port Tuesday afternoon, heading for Los Angeles, but after […]

  • 29 July 2014

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have issued a statement regarding the negotiations on a new contract covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at twenty-nine U.S. West Coast ports. The negotiations have once again been put on hold.   No talks will take place from July 28 to August1, so that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2014

    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the US Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said Tuesday that they had reached a tentative agreement on terms for health benefits, subject to agreement on the other issues in the negotiations. According to ILWU, the parties have agreed not to discuss the terms of this tentative agreement as negotiations […]

  • 1 April 2020

    A longshore worker fell to his death from the deck of a containership berthed at the Port of Oakland, California.

  • 11 June 2020
    Infrastructure, Ports & Logistics, Vessels

    Longshore workers at Total Terminals International (TTI) set a new record for the highest volume of container movements at Pier T in Long Beach on 8 June.

  • 29 July 2008

    A joint statement from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 /PRNewswire/ — After a marathon weekend bargaining session, leaders from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced a preliminary agreement on terms for a new six year contract covering […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first of 400 new dockworkers arrive this week to meet the Port of Oakland’s need for more labor, the port informed. Additional hires will be phased into the workforce through September, the port said, to handle a buildup of ships and cargo as the port aims to accelerate cargo operations and clear out a […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    One of the busiest container ports in the U.S.,  Los Angeles is selling about $340 million of debt, the most since 2009 so as to refinance debt and revamp port facilities, writes Bloomberg citing bond documents. The announcement comes after a deadlock on contract talks between longshore workers and shippers. The revamp will be targeted at automation […]

  • 5 January 2015

    The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) has accused the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) of leading a sustained campaign over the last two months to withhold skilled longshore workers from their shifts throughout the U.S. West Coast ports. PMA says that the qualified yard crane drivers play a vital role by delivering and receiving container loads […]

  • 10 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first of 400 new dockworkers arrive this week to meet the Port of Oakland’s need for more labor, the port informed. Additional hires will be phased into the workforce through September, the port said, to handle a buildup of ships and cargo as the port aims to accelerate cargo operations and clear out a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2010

    When an Israeli cargo ship pulled into Berth 58 in the Port of Oakland on the evening of June 20, there were no dockworkers on hand to unload it. Longshore workers refused to cross a picket line of hundreds of labor and community activists protesting Israel’s blockade of Gaza and its recent murderous attack on […]

  • 24 June 2010

    When an Israeli cargo ship pulled into Berth 58 in the Port of Oakland on the evening of June 20, there were no dockworkers on hand to unload it. Longshore workers refused to cross a picket line of hundreds of labor and community activists protesting Israel’s blockade of Gaza and its recent murderous attack on […]

  • 25 July 2008

    Disruption Enters Third Week; Threatens Commerce and Labor Negotiations SAN FRANCISCO, July 25 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing disruptive labor actions by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are entering their third week and are now rolling to the Port of Oakland, the Pacific Maritime Association said.

  • 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 […]

  • 20 February 2015

    Port of Oakland marine terminal operations halted on Thursday as longshore workers took the day off for a union meeting. As a result, there was no gate, yard or vessel work on the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift, the port said. The work on loading and unloading of  containers on the 12 vessels at berth […]

  • 20 February 2015

    The US Labor Secretary Tom Perez told the two sides negotiating a new contract for dockworkers at the US West Coast seaports that they need to reach an agreement by Friday, otherwise the talks would be moved to Washington. Perez has been sent to California by the White House to help bring labor talks on a new contract between shipping companies and […]

  • 8 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    A longshore worker dies in a forklift accident at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal in San Diego.