ILWU & PMA Reach a Tentative Agreement 

blog | Jun 16, 2023

International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) Reach a Tentative Agreement on a New Six-Year Contract

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have reached a tentative agreement on a new six-year contract. The tentative deal covers 29 West Coast ports and is subject to ratification by the two parties. Details of the agreement have not been released yet. 
According to a joint statement from PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Willie Adams, Julie Su, Acting Labor Secretary, played a key role in reaching the agreement Wednesday evening. The tentative agreement comes after more than 13 months of negotiations. McKenna and Adams continued by saying, “We are also pleased to turn our full attention back to the operation of the West Coast Ports.” 


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