Obama Sends Labor Secretary to Intervene in Stalled West Coast Port Talks

Labor Secretary Tom Perez with President Obama

Washington—After months of haggling and stalls over a new labor contract at the nation’s 29 West Coast ports, which account for … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks


Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress of Supply Chain Challenges at U.S. Ports


Washington—With Valentine’s Day only days away, there’s no love letters being sent to President Obama, negotiators in the West … [Read more...]

Retailers to ILWU, PMA: “Stop Holding the Supply Chain Community Hostage”


Washington--Tensions increased today in the negotiations over 29 key West Coast ports as employers at the ports of Long Beach and … [Read more...]

Stagnant West Coast Port Talks Raises Specter of a Shutdown


Los Angeles—Fears that a slowdown, or even a shutdown, of the 29 West Coast ports where half of U.S. maritime trade and more than … [Read more...]

Stumbling Block in West Coast Port Talks Reportedly Solved


Los Angeles—After six months of haggling and stalled negotiations, a new contact agreement for dockworkers at West Coast ports … [Read more...]

174 Trade Associations Urge Settlement in West Coast Port Talks


Washington—A coalition of 174 local, state and federal trade associations joined together to send the leaders of International … [Read more...]

AAFA Releases 2014 Apparel, Shoe Statistics


Arlington, VA—The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) released last week its ApparelStats 2014 and ShoeStats … [Read more...]

Imports Expected to Rise as West Coast Port Issues Continue

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Washington–Year-over-year import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to continue to rise during … [Read more...]

Federal Mediators to Join Stalled West Coast Port Talks


Los Angeles—After months of haggling, the labor dispute between the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and … [Read more...]

Holiday Imports Wrapping Up as West Coast Port Issues Continue


Washington--With most holiday merchandise safely in the country despite significant congestion impacting West Coast ports, import … [Read more...]

Retailers Call on Port Parties to Remain at Negotiating Table


Washington—With reports that on reports that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association are … [Read more...]