Pacific Maritime Association

Press Release Archive

27-Apr-05 Hennessey Promoted; McKenna Notes Experience, Innovation : San Francisco – Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna has promoted Steve Hennessey to the rank of chief operating officer. In his new role, Hennessey will assume labor relations responsibility for the entire West Coast.
29-Jul-04 Pacific Maritime Association announces pact with ILWU to augment workforce -- 3,000 new “casuals” to begin work on docks : San Francisco – The Pacific Maritime Association today announced that an agreement had been reached with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to augment the workforce and alleviate the labor shortage at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
22-Jan-03 Waterfront Contract Wins Dual Ratification Votes; Miniace Hails Start of ‘A New Era at West Coast Ports’ : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (January 22, 2003) – The Pacific Maritime Association today announced that its members had overwhelmingly approved a landmark six-year contract agreement with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The announcement came on
23-Nov-02 PMA Statement on Tentative Contract Agreement : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – PMA President and CEO Joseph Miniace released the following statement tonight in light of the tentative agreement reached in the contract negotiations with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union: “This tentative agreement
23-Nov-02 Agreement Reached in West Coast Ports Dispute : SAN FRANCISCO - Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Peter Hurtgen announced an agreement on an historic six-year contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (IL WU) and the Pacific Maritime Association...
14-Nov-02 PMA statement on Department of Justice filing : The Justice Department reports that there has been a decline in productivity at West Coast ports and confirms that the ILWU encouraged its members to ‘work to rule,’ both before and after the closure of the ports. At the same time, it has not yet determi
05-Nov-02 FMCS Director Announces One Week Recess in Ongoing Port Negotiations : FMCS Director Announces One Week REcess in Ongoing Port Negotiations
01-Nov-02 FMCS Director Announces Tentative Agreement on Technology Issues in Port Negotiations : Although a final agreement has not been reached, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) Director Peter J. Hurtgen, who has been mediating the current negotiations between ILWU and PMA, announced a tentative agreement concerning the key issues o
25-Oct-02 PMA Clears Up ILWU Misrepresentations : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 25, 2002) -- The PMA would like to clear up several misrepresentations by the ILWU in its press release today.
23-Oct-02 PMA Documents Significant Drop in Waterfront Productivity Coast Wide; Forwards Detailed Information to U.S. Justice Department : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 23, 2002) – Since the West Coast ports reopened under a Federal Court order on October 9, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has engaged in a concerted, systematic work slowdown impacting productivity at
08-Oct-02 PMA Statement on Judge Ruling - October 8, 2002 5:45 p.m. : In response to the order of the Federal Court, we are ordering labor for the shift that begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. Those orders will be placed by 2 p.m. Wednesday.
08-Oct-02 Statement by PMA President and CEO Joseph Miniace on October 8, 2002
07-Oct-02 Summary of ILWU Slowdown on September 29, 2002 : Pursuant to the attached Resolution of the ILWU Negotiating Committee, during the later part of the week ending September 28, the ILWU engaged in a series of organized work slowdowns and job actions on the West Coast waterfront from Seattle to San Diego.
07-Oct-02 Comments by Joseph Miniace President and CEO Pacific Maritime Association October 7, 2002 : The officers of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union walked out of talks last night. The Union rejected a comprehensive proposal that would make their members the absolute envy of the blue collar workforce in America.
05-Oct-02 Why Will Dockworkers Not Sign a Contract Extension? : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- One stroke of the pen. That’s all it will take to open West Coast ports. The ports remain closed because the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has refused to extend the contract it worked under for three years.
04-Oct-02 Ships to Sail for Alaska : SAN FRANCISCO (October 4, 2002) -- In response to a request from Alaska Governor Tony Knowles, who noted the short supply of food and other essential products in his state, and given the ILWU’s assurance that the Union will not engage in slowdowns, an exe
01-Oct-02 PMA Statement on Hiring of Security Detail for Lead Negotiator : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (October 1, 2002) -- In response to numerous press inquiries, the PMA wishes to state the unfortunate reasons the PMA made the decision several days ago to employ a security detail for its lead negotiator.
01-Oct-02 PMA Statement – October 1, 2002 : Let me start by addressing the Union’s allegation about Mr. Miniace’s security detail. Due to unfortunate circumstances, we made the decision several days ago to employ a security detail for our lead negotiator, Joe Miniace.
30-Sep-02 PMA Counters ILWU Statements on Contract Talks : The ILWU said today, in effect, that it will not be bullied into signing a contract extension. That statement is outrageous. The ILWU refused to sign contract extensions beginning on September 2 despite appeals by PMA to keep peace on the docks by doing
29-Sep-02 The Facts on Slowdowns, Technology and Jurisdiction Versus What the ILWU Is Telling You : SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 28, 2002) -- The International Longshore and Warehouse Union continues to deny the existence of Union-sanctioned work slowdowns as well as make misleading statements about technology proposals and issues related to Union
27-Sep-02 ILWU Stages Widespread Work Slowdowns from Seattle to Los Angeles Ports; PMA to Close All West Coast Terminals Beginning with Night Shift Today : SAN FRANCISO, Calif. (September 27, 2002) -- Shipping lines up and down the West Coast reported widespread ILWU-sponsored work slowdowns, beginning with Thursday’s night shift and extending to today’s morning shift. These actions directly followed a reso
26-Sep-02 Longshore Union Resumes Threats of Work Slowdowns; PMA Chief Urges Union Back to Table to Continue Constructive Bargaining : SAN FRANCISCO (September 26, 2002) – Pacific Maritime Association President Joe Miniace, responding to public statements made by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, urged the union to return to the bargaining table prepared to reach agreement
25-Sep-02 ILWU takes recess from contract talks to review “technology framework”
23-Sep-02 ILWU rejects contract extension; PMA Chief: ‘one conclusion – slowdowns planned’
19-Sep-02 Port Operations in Long Beach Resume to Normal at 6 p.m. Shift
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