ILWU foremen plan stop work meeting Aug. 11; won’t affect PierPass
Members of ILWU Local 94 in Southern California have agreed to postpone a planned stop-work meeting in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles set for Monday, after an arbitration hearing Wednesday with their employers, the Pacific Maritime Association.
The stop-work meeting will occur during the second shift (from 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.) but it will not affect PierPass operations, union officials said. Foremen will be made available for yard and dock duties to keep truck gates open at night, but no foremen will otherwise be available for unloading and loading ships during the second shift, except for perishables, passenger ships, mail, essential military cargo, on-dock and near-dock rail yards and emergencies.
Local 13 (longshore) and Local 63 (marine clerks) have no plans to hold stop-work meetings in the month of August.