Following respective statements made in August proposing talks on contract extensions, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said this week they are ready to get the ball rolling.
The organizations said in a joint statement that talks have been tentatively scheduled for November 1-2. The current contract between the parties runs through June 30, 2019.
In August, the PMA, whom represents shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 West Coast ports, said that earlier this year “in an effort to provide stability on the West Coast waterfront,” it proposed talks on a contract extension with the ILWU.
Source: Logistics Management