PORT CONTRACT: Tentative agreement announced

The longrunning West Coast port-contract negotiations have finally resulted in an agreement. Announced tonight:

The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union today announced a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su. The parties will not be releasing details of the agreement at this time. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement that recognizes the heroic efforts and personal sacrifices of the ILWU workforce in keeping our ports operating,” said PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Willie Adams in a joint statement. “We are also pleased to turn our full attention back to the operation of the West Coast Ports.”

As reported here earlier this year, port cargo volume drops have been blamed on shippers steering away from the West Coast due to uncertainty over the contract situation.

3 Replies to "PORT CONTRACT: Tentative agreement announced"

  • WS4life June 15, 2023 (8:02 am)

    Finally, some good news!

    • 22blades June 15, 2023 (9:26 am)

      Yes. Maybe all the trucks will start moving out of neighborhood streets (at least during the day). Not sure why the trailer operators (not drivers) aren’t paying for the use of our streets. They’re registered all over the US except here in Washington.

      • Tim June 15, 2023 (10:14 am)

        Truck and trailers plates are apportioned. Which means regardless of what state the truck or trailer is registered in each jurisdiction gets a portion of that fee. 

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