US west coast dockworkers reject contract extension, seek talks

International Longshore and Warehouse Union readies for next year's wage talks after turning down the Pacific Maritime Association's proposal for a one-year extension of labor contracts.

The union representing about 15,000 dockworkers at the US' largest ports declined an offer by employers to extend existing labor contracts for a year, setting the stage for heated negotiations.

The Pacific Maritime Association – which represents 70 ocean carriers and terminals operating at 29 West Coast ports – proposed extending its current agreement with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union for another year through July 1, 2023, it said in a Nov. 16 letter to the ILWU seen by Bloomberg News. 

Read the whole article

Get 14 days free access.
No credit card required.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

OECD downgrades growth forecast for global economy

The global economy is still growing, though it's losing momentum, according to the latest growth estimate of the OECD's Economic Outlook. Bottlenecks in the shipping sector and elsewhere as well as pressure on supply chains have contributed to rising inflation.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs