International Longshore and Warehouse Union

Government, Business

Longshore Union, Which Handles West Coast Containers, Could Face Bankruptcy

A cargo ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. A cargo ship is unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times)

The union that handles every shipping container that crosses West Coast docks is bracing for bankruptcy. It’s a rare prospect for a bargaining group, and it’s rattling organized labor nationally.

Richard Read | The Oregonian
January 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

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 | Senior 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.

April 6, 2015