Tags Loading and unloading of cargo at the 29 West Coast ports
Tag: loading and unloading of cargo at the 29 West Coast ports
On West Coast, bosses threaten lockout of longshore workers
Despite an original agreement to hold negotiations between the PMA and the ILWU negotiating committee in secrecy, which has been upheld on the union’s side since the contract expired on June 30, the PMA has chosen to go public with their offer in an attempt to negotiate the contract through the media. In taking these steps, the PMA is putting out an all or nothing proposition and challenging the union’s right to negotiate the contract under normal fair bargaining practices.