The PMA (Pacific Maritime Association) which represents terminal operators and shipping companies at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has formally proposed a three-year contract extension to the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).
The current contract expires July 1, 2019. The proposal would be from 2019-2022.
From LA Times:
“PMA can confirm that it has presented a final proposal for a three-year extension to the ILWU, which is currently reviewing the proposal with its caucus,” Wade Gates, a spokesman for the association, said in an emailed statement.
The offer includes pay bumps, increases in the employers’ contribution to pensions and no changes to workers’ health insurance, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations who was not authorized to discuss the terms publicly.
To see the key details of the proposal – 3 years
For about a year, the both sides have been talking informally about a potential extension.
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