West Coast port groups convene contract talks, agree to return

Port workers and association discuss collective bargaining agreement covering 29 West Coast ports that expires July 1, 2019.

The Pacific Maritime Assn. (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) met Nov. 1 in San Francisco, Cal., to hold discussions on the concept of a contract extension. Both parties agreed to resume talks at a future date to be mutually agreed upon.

The current collective bargaining agreement covering 29 West Coast ports expires on July 1, 2019.

No additional comments from either party will be made prior to the next meeting date.

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