Port of Los Angeles
Unions for workers at the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have approved a contract that will run through 2016.
The bargaining units agreed to ratify the terms of a preliminary agreement reached between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and the Harbor Employers Association, the two sides said in a joint statement.
“Our local, regional and national economies depend on these ports, and the agreements ratified tonight pave the way for continued growth in the years ahead,” the statement said.
The contract for the approximately 600 office clerical workers and 14 employers at the sister ports will run through June 30, 2016.
Workers staged an eight-day strike at the ports in late November prior to the preliminary pact, which was agreed to on Dec. 4 with the help of a federal mediator.