Contract for West Coast ports ratified

Contract for West Coast ports ratified

Senate introduces bill to help prevent future port shutdowns.

THE members of the Pacific Maritime Assn. (PMA) have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new five-year contract with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).

The contract, if ratified by ILWU, would be retroactive to July 1, 2014, and runs through June 30, 2019.

The contract features an enhanced arbitration system designed to support waterfront stability, capacity growth and productivity, which is especially im

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