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West Coast Port
Contract Talks Update
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced that no talks will take place July 28 to Aug. 1 so the ILWU can resume unrelated contract negotiations in the Pacific Northwest. The previous labor contract covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports expired July 1.
While there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving. The coast-wide labor contract is between employers who operate port terminals and shipping lines represented by the PMA and dockworkers represented by the ILWU. The parties have negotiated a West Coast collective bargaining agreement since the 1930s.
NSGA continues to monitor this situation and will provide updates as they become available. If you haven’t written to the parties involved in the negotiations or to key government officials close to the situation, please click here to download customizable letters to those individuals.