PMA SAYS TALKS WITH ILWU ARE PROGRESSING
A spokesman for the Pacific Maritime Association told AS+ on Monday that negotiations at the subcommittee level with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union “appear to be making progress.”
Although there is no date for full-table talks to resume, subcommittees have finished work on a health package and are now discussing technology. Next up will be wages.
A source in the port of Long Beach said there had been no significant slowdowns by the ILWU.
“When the union members are dissatisfied with the pace of talks, they may report to work late or take extended lunch breaks, but insofar as that has been happening at all, it’s been very sporadic. We’re busy with the peak season and have so many containers moving through the port that, basically, everyone is busy,” the source said.