T he tentative contract reached late Monday by negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association promises six years of peace and stability at West Coast ports, beginning immediately. In a brief announcement late Monday, ILWU President Bob McEllrath and PMA President Jim McKenna said the proposed agreement meets the needs of the workers and industry and keeps West Coast ports competitive. ILWU, PMA reach agreement on contract Bill Mongelluzzo ...
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I ncreasingly frustrated employers blasted the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday for attempting to influence contract negotiations by engaging in work slowdowns . Employers' options are limited because the ILWU refused to extend the previous waterfront contract when it expired on July 1, said Kevin Elliott, a PMA spokesman. ILWU upbeat, PMA irked as negotiations continue Bill Mongelluzzo Reprinted from The Journal of Commerce Online, July 25, 2008 • www.joc.com ©Copyright ...
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W est Coast dock workers today stepped up their job actions even as the International Longshore and Warehouse Union spoke positively about progress in contract negotiations. Longshoremen in Los AngelesLong Beach the past two weeks unilaterally decided to end the standard practice of staggering their morning and afternoon coffee breaks and instead all dock workers at individual terminals have been taking their breaks at the same time. ILWU dock slowdowns expand but union contract talks ...
http://www.pmanet.org/pubs/negotiations/JOC 7.24.08 -- expanded slowdowns.pdf
W aterfront employers on Wednesday said the refusal by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to extend the previous contract while negotiations continue on a new pact sends the wrong message to cargo owners and the general public. Union spokesman Craig Merrilees said employers are overreacting to this development in the negotiations. Employers want union extension during port talks Bill Mongelluzzo Reprinted from The Journal of Commerce Online, July 2, 2008 • www.joc.com ©Copyright...
http://www.pmanet.org/pubs/negotiations/JOC 7.2.08 -- contract extension.pdf
W aterfront employers charged Saturday that longshoremen in Los Angeles-Long Beach and Tacoma were using job actions at the docks in an attempt to influence negotiations for a new contract. Under the waterfront contract, longshoremen may take unit breaks only if employers agree, but since the previous contract expired on July 1, and the ILWU refused to extend the previous contract, longshoremen face no such restrictions now. ILWU job actions slowing cargo-handling, employers say Bill ...
http://www.pmanet.org/pubs/negotiations/JOC 7.14.08 -- slowdowns.pdf
FEDERAL MEDIATION & CONCILIATION SERVICE
FEDERAL MEDIATION & CONCILIATION SERVICE WESTERN REGION 7677 Oakport Street, Suite 500 Oakland, CA 94621 Press Contact: K. Harrington (202) 966-1729 Agreement Reached in West Coast Ports Dispute SAN FRANCISCO - Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Peter Hurtgen announced an agreement on an historic six-year contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IL WU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). N U.S. Departmews nt of Labor Release For...
Saturday September 21, 2002 The Fine Art of the Slowdown * Labor: Shipping lines refer to a 'strike with pay.' Terminal operators characterize a union slowdown as a "strike with pay" and claim the tactic is routinely used by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union when contract talks stall. Tom Warren, a veteran ILWU clerk and a Los Angeles port commissioner, said he knows what a slowdown looks like.
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ILWU/PMA PACIFIC COAST LONGSHORE AND CLERKS' AGREEMENT
October 6, 2002 ILWU/PMA PACIFIC COAST LONGSHORE AND CLERKS' AGREEMENT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between PACIFIC MARITIME ASSOCIATION (For the Employers) and INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION (For and on behalf of itself and each of its longshore locals and clerk locals in California, Oregon and Washington) This Memorandum of Understanding provides the terms and conditions for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, herein "Agreement," between the Parties effective July 1, 2002. 2...