News Stories of Interest

14-Jul-11 Marc MacDonald Honored with NMSA "Man of the Year" Safety Award : NMSA named Marc MacDonald, Vice President Accident Prevention, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) as the association's Man of the Year at the recent Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
29-Jul-08 Dockworkers, shippers in tentative labor pact : Los Angeles Times reports on preliminary contract agreement reached by PMA, ILWU.
29-Jul-08 ILWU, PMA reach agreement on contract : Journal of Commerce: tentative contract promises six years of peace and stability at West Coast ports.
29-Jul-08 New contract for US west coast dockers : Lloyd's List reports from London on tentative labor pact.
28-Jul-08 PMA Getting Frustrated, ILWU Taking It Easy : The Cunningham Report: "the reputation of West Coast ports is on the line."
25-Jul-08 ILWU upbeat, PMA irked as negotiations continue : Journal of Commerce: Increasingly frustrated employers blast ILWU tactics; slowdowns continue.
25-Jul-08 Shippers frustrated by job actions at Calif. ports : Associated Press reports spread of job-actions to Oakland as LA/LB slowdowns continue.
24-Jul-08 ILWU dock slowdowns expand : Journal of Commerce reports that slowdowns have spread to Oakland.
17-Jul-08 Work Slowdown Alleged at Key Ports : Honolulu Advertiser reports on tension generated by ILWU slowdowns.
16-Jul-08 Shippers: Workers slowing traffic at SoCal ports : Associated Press reports on the sixth day of slowed operations at LA/Long Beach port complex.
16-Jul-08 ILWU actions slowing handling by 20-30%: PMA : Journal of Commerce reports on latest ILWU worksite actions.
15-Jul-08 Tension builds as talks between dockworkers, management drag on : Los Angeles Times reports on latest developments at the table and on the docks.
14-Jul-08 Port Unions' 'Group Breaks' May Threaten Productivity : Los Angeles Business Journal reports on slowed operations at Southern California ports.
11-Jul-08 ILWU job actions slowing cargo-handling, employers say : Journal of Commerce reports on "unit breaks" in Los Angeles/Long Beach.
02-Jul-08 Employers want union extension during contract talks : Journal of Commerce reports on PMA's request for a contract extension while negotiations continue.
28-Jun-08 Dockworkers need a deal : Los Angeles Times editorial: "Dockworkers and shippers appear headed for a new contract. That's good news for the local economy."
17-Jun-08 ILWU, Port Employers Agree on Healthcare Benefits : Journal of Commerce reports tentative agreement on health care.
24-Mar-08 Hopes Hit High Tide for Port Talks : Los Angeles Business Journal previews upcoming contract negotiations.
17-Mar-08 Port labor talks to begin today : Los Angeles Times reports: “The early start -- 14 weeks before the current contract ends -- bodes well for the negotiations.”
27-May-07 ‘Ready For a Cargo Surge’ : London’s Financial Times assesses the state of the waterfront on the U.S. West Coast, finds an expected doubling of container traffic in 15 years.
12-Feb-07 Will 2008 Repeat 2002? : Leading industry publication, Journal of Commerce, asks the question: Will 2008 contract negotiations be as tumultuous as the last round?
06-Oct-02 The Nation: The $100,000 Longshoreman; A Union Wins the Global Game : The New York Times examines the wages and benefits of the members of the ILWU.
02-Sep-02 The Fine Art of the Slowdown : Los Angeles Times reports on ILWU tactics: 'strike with pay.'