Deadline Nears at West Coast Ports Which Could Disrupt Retailers

West Coast ports contract negotiations between shipping companies and dock workers deadline looms
There’s no need for outright panic at the moment, but retailers are becoming a little less at ease as labor negotiations between shipping companies and dockworkers for west coast ports continue. Those shipping ports cover 29 on the west coast from California to Washington state, including the two major shipping hubs of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma. On one side sits the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) which represents 13,600 port workers, and on the other side sits the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which represents the shipping companies and workers who operate the port terminals.

The current contract between the two expires on July 1, 2014 at 5:00


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2 Responses to Deadline Nears at West Coast Ports Which Could Disrupt Retailers

  1. Richard Evensen says:

    Screw these union thug punks. They expect to make 200K/year for operating simple machines. NEWSFLASH: The Panama Canal is being widened. You pukes will be left fighting for crumbs if you do not come to your senses. Your pay package should be cut by at least 30%.

  2. Angel says:

    You have no clue what you’re talking about. Union thugs?

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