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Port Worker’s Agreement Reached

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Since last summer, ILWU workers have been working without a contract.  On Friday a tentative agreement was announced. ACRI has been engaged in coordinating media to the issue in an effort to encourage those at the negotiating table to reach an agreement.

On March 12, we will be hosting a General Meeting where several Port leaders will be in attendance.  Please visit to register for this event.

Below are several points related to the tentative agreement:

  • Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced a tentative agreement
  • The contract agreement is for five (5) years
  • The agreement covers 20,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports
  • The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez
  • Details of the agreement are not known at this time
  • Union membership must still ratify the agreement
  • Ratification of the agreement is expected by the ILWU membership
  • Workers began overnight shifts this past weekend
  • It will take several months to clear backlog of shipments at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles