If ILWU delegates approve the request, discussions on a limited scope of contract items could begin in September. USMEF will provide further updates as more information becomes available.
Update on West Coast Port Labor Contract Talks
In April, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) submitted a formal request to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to begin negotiations on a West Coast port labor contract extension beyond the current July 1, 2019 expiration date. This week Journal of Commerce reported that ILWU delegates will consider the request at a caucus meeting to be held Aug. 10-12 in San Francisco.