Negotiations: Past and Present
July 1, 2022
Current contract scheduled to expire.
May 10, 2022
Negotiations for a new coastwise contract scheduled to begin.
The ILWU declined an offer by PMA for a one-year contract extension.
PMA and the ILWU agreed to a contract extension to last until July 1, 2022, averting the disruptions that marked previous negotiations.
Prolonged negotiations resulted in lengthy work slowdowns, extreme terminal congestion, and intervention by the Obama administration.
West Coast marine terminal operators secured the right to automate in a landmark agreement.
PMA and the ILWU reached a historic technology agreement, overcoming an impasse that closed all 29 West Coast ports for 11 days.