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Retailers to the ILWU and PMA: Stop Holding the Supply Chain Community Hostage

National Retail Federation

The National Retail Federation issued the following statement today from Vice President for Supply Chain Jonathan Gold on the news of a temporary suspension of port terminal operations at the West Coast containerized ports:“Temporarily suspending port operations is just another example of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association shooting themselves in the collective bargaining foot. The continuing slowdowns and increasing congestion at West Coast ports are bringing the fears of a port shutdown closer to a reality.

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PMA makes offer to ilwu in effort to avoid work stoppage

On Wednesday afternoon the PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) announced that an “All-In” offer had been submitted to ILWU (International Longshore Warehouse Union) in an effort to bring closure to eight months of ongoing contract negotiations. Details pertaining to compensation and health care offer were disclosed within the PMA press release.

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West Coast Port Shutdown Could Be 5 Days Away

Union-led work slowdowns could halt the 29 U.S. West Coast ports, including the Port of Portland, in five to 10 days, the head of the shippers’ association said, urging the union to accept a new offer that includes 3 percent raises.

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PMA challenges ILWU with its “all-in” contract offer

Logistics Management

Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an “all-in” contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).

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Hanjin cargo ship turns away from Portland as port labor issues near crisis

The Oregonian

Chronic labor issues at the Port of Portland’s marine terminals appear to be reaching a crisis. Dockworkers walked off the job twice this week at Terminal 6, according to the terminal operator, another flash point in months of labor strife at Oregon’s only international container shipping terminal.

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U.S. West Coast dockside labor/management talks brighten a bit

Logistics Management

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.

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Shipping Carrier and Containers

West Coast longshore workers, employers reach agreement on chassis issue

Press-Telegram

The union representing West Coast dockworkers and their employers on Monday reached a tentative agreement on a key component of the stalled labor talks that threaten to cripple cargo movement at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The following announced levels from carriers are for implemented GRI’s and/or PSS effective for February 9th

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Los Angeles, Long Beach longshore workers, community march in solidarity

Press-Telegram

About 6,000 community members and International Longshore and Warehouse Union workers made their way Thursday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to the Maritime Museum to support hundreds of Los Angeles and Long Beach dockworkers engaged in contentious contract talks with employers.

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Port officials call for swift resolution to labor issues

The Trucker

Port and shipping industry leaders gathered here Thursday called for a swift resolution to a labor fight that is threatening the flow of cargo packages at ports along the West Coast.

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