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Tentative contract agreement announced between ILWU and PMA

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced a tentative agreement that must still be approved by the ILWU membership.

The news came Friday evening that the two parties had agreed to a tentative five-year contract, but details about the contract itself are still unknown. “After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good for workers and for the industry,” stated PMA President James McKenna, and ILWU President Bob McEllrath in a joint statement.

The deal comes just days after U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez joined Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to assist both parties in reaching an agreement.

You can see additional updates and background of the situation on the MIQ Logistics Ocean Freight Forwarding Market Update.

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