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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