The union representing more than 7,000 dockworkers at two of Canada’s busiest ports is set for a key vote on a new contract today, potentially putting an end to labor unrest.
Dockworkers might be rethinking their position on a tentative deal after calling off a renewed strike this weekend at Canada’s west coast ports, according to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Workers at Canada’s west coast ports withdrew plans to go back on strike, hours after threatening to restart a disruption that would have paralyzed the country’s busiest maritime hub.
A 13-day strike that disrupted shipments at Canada’s western ports is set to end after the dockworkers’ union and a group of employers agreed on a tentative deal.
Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said April 12 that there are no contingency plans if labor negotiations turn into a work stoppage or strike.
The 22,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association jointly announced July 26 they have reached a tentative agreement on health care benefits.
Negotiators with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association are discussing a plan to allow all West Coast marine terminals to open an hour earlier, at 6 a.m., under what’s called “a double flex.”
West Coast longshore workers voted overwhelmingly to ratify a five-year labor contract with port terminal operators, formally ending the labor dispute that caused a logjam that disrupted trucking and intermodal operations for months.June 1, 2015
International Longshore and Warehouse Union leaders recommended approval of a tentative five-year contract, clearing the way for a vote by 20,000 rank-and-file dockworkers over the next month.April 6, 2015
Management and labor groups who have been negotiating a new West Coast dock workers’ contract traded accusations as the talks drag on for almost six months without an agreement.November 4, 2014