July 4, 2014
Update on Labor Contract Negotiations Between ILWU/PMA: West Coast Ports to Continue at Full Capacity
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have issued a joint press release stating that dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports will continue to move cargo at normal operating capacity, despite the July 1 expiration of the PMA and ILWU contract. "Both sides understand the strategic importance of the ports to the local, regional, and US economies, and are mindful of the need to finalize a new coast-wide contract as soon as possible to ensure continuing confidence in the West Coast ports and avoid any disruption to the jobs and commerce they support," said the July 1 statement. ILWU and port officials have recently dismissed speculation that the contract dispute would fuel port shutdowns and cargo diversions.
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