Union delegates vote to meet with West Coast employers

Organizations continue to press parties to reach early agreement.

More than 100 delegates from 30 West Coast ports from San Diego, California to Bellingham, Washington, who were elected by rank and file members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), convened this week to consider an employer request to discuss the possibility of an extension to the 2014-2019 collective bargaining agreement between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). 

By majority vote on Thursday, delegates voted to enter into discussions with

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