PMA makes 'all-in' offer

PMA makes 'all-in' offer

Offer to union includes 3% salary increase, $88,000 pension and full health care benefits.

SEEKING to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Assn. (PMA) last week made an "all-in" contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).

PMA said the offer would increase wages for full-time ILWU workers roughly 3% per year, along with providing fully paid health care that costs employers $35,000 per worker per year.

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