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ILWU negotiations advance: US ports and workers reach tentative agreement

Contract negotiations between port workers on the US west coast and their employers have taken a step further and come to a provisional agreement. Talks continue in other areas.

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Trade unions and employers on the US west coast have taken a step further in their contract negotiations and reached an agreement for now, labor union the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) writes on Twitter.

The union has been negotiating with port terminal employer organization the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) since May 10, and now the parties have managed to secure a provisional deal on health benefits. The parties are still discussing wages and automation, which are the decisive points in the negotiations.

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