Recent Press Releases & Other Resources

01-Nov-11 Statement from the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) : Re: Safeguards for handling refrigerated containers originating in or traveling through all ports in Vietnam.
03-Oct-08 Memorandum of Understanding, 2008 to 2014 : Memorandum of Understanding between Pacific Maritime Association (For the Employers) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (For and on behalf of itself and each of its longshore locals and clerk locals in California, Oregon and Washington...
28-Jul-08 Tentative Agreement Reached Covering 25,000 Workers at 29 West Coast Ports : PMA, ILWU announce preliminary agreement on six-year contract; port operations to return to normal
25-Jul-08 Labor Actions Widen – ILWU Slowdown Spreads North : Disruption enters third week; threatens commerce and negotiations.
16-Jul-08 Longshore Union Expands Job Actions in Southern California : Productivity falls 20-30 percent at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
12-Jul-08 PMA statement on ILWU Actions at West Coast Ports : Union stages brief Tacoma walk-off as LA/LB "unit breaks" continue.
11-Jul-08 PMA Statement : PMA issued the following statement today regarding "unit breaks" in LA/Long Beach.
02-Jul-08 PMA Update : Statement regarding ongoing negotiations on a new waterfront labor agreement.
01-Jul-08 PMA Statement on West Coast Waterfront Labor Negotiations : PMA issued the following statement today regarding the progress of negotiations on a new waterfront labor agreement.
16-Jun-08 Progress Continues in Labor Talks between PMA and ILWU : SAN FRANCISCO (June 17, 2008) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement today regarding their negotiations on a new waterfront labor contract:
22-May-08 Negotiations progress between PMA and ILWU On new West Coast waterfront labor pact : SAN FRANCISCO (May 22, 2008) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement today regarding their negotiations on a new waterfront labor contract:
01-May-08 Longshore Union Strikes West Coast Ports : Coordinated Work Action Violates Labor Contract, Arbitrator's Rulings
03-Apr-08 Talks Progressing between PMA and ILWU On New West Coast Waterfront Labor Pact : The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued the following statement today regarding their negotiations on a new waterfront labor contract.
17-Mar-08 Talks Begin on New West Coast Waterfront Labor Pact : PMA and ILWU start negotiations well ahead of July 1, 2008 contract expiration.
17-May-07 Labor Talks to Begin in Early 2008 : Pacific Maritime Association and International Labor and Warehouse Union Set Course to Early Labor Talks; West Coast Ports Contract Expires in July 2008