International Longshore and Warehouse Union

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Talks Stall as Union, Terminal Operators Hit Roadblock Over Automation

Automated stacking cranes at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. Automated stacking cranes at the Port of Long Beach, Calif. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Contract talks between the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance ended on Dec. 6 after a disagreement over automation at terminals, leaving negotiations at a standstill without future talks scheduled.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
December 13, 2017
Business

West Coast Ports, Longshoremen Ratify Contract Extension to 2022

Port Long Beach containers Reuters Bob Riha Jr./Reuters

West Coast longshoremen at 29 ports in California, Oregon and Washington ratified a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association on Aug. 4, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union announced.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
August 7, 2017
Government

ILWU Rank-and-File Vote Begins After Leaders Back Contract

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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.

Transport Topics
April 6, 2015