A tentative agreement on a new six-year contract has been reached between unions and employers at West Coast ports.
The deal between the Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) employer group is subject to ratification by both parties. The two groups have been in negotiations since the labor contract initially expired in July 2022. Things turned tense in recent weeks amid slowdowns and worker stoppages that dealt a blow to the Ports of Oakland and Long Beach.
The new agreement, whose terms were not released, covers approximately 22,000 workers and 29 West Coast ports. It came with the assistance of acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su.ChainStoreAge