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PMA, ILWU announce West Coast waterfront contract
February 22, 2015, United States, all ports
The Pacific Maritime Association [PMA] and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union [ILWU] have announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. 

The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh. The parties will not be releasing details of the agreement at this time. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties.


“After more than nine months of negotiations, we are pleased to have reached an agreement that is good for workers and for the industry, ” said PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Bob McEllrath in a joint statement. “We are also pleased that our ports can now resume full operations.”


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Source: Joint Pacific Maritime Association/International Longshore and Warehouse Union news release dated 20 February 2015

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