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Longshore Union Offered a Contract Extension at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

(Natalie Kitroeff – Los Angeles Times)

The Pacific Maritime Assn., which represents terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has formally proposed a three-year contract extension to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

The current contract expires July 1, 2019.

“PMA can confirm that it has presented a final proposal for a three-year extension to the ILWU, which is currently reviewing the proposal with its caucus,” Wade Gates, a spokesman for the association, said in an emailed statement.

A majority of union delegates from 29 West Coast ports voted to allow rank-and-file members to vote on the contract, in an ILWU meeting in San Francisco on Friday. “The rank-and-file membership always has the final say on any contract,” said ILWU International President Robert McEllrath, in an emailed statement. Click here to read more.