International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)

Imports Increasing as Retailers Prepare for Back to School


Washington–A jump in import cargo volume of 7.3% is expected this month as retailers stock up for the busy back-to-school season, … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports Resolution? AAFA Issues Statement


The West Coast ports issues isn't done yet, but a new recommendation aims to normalize operations. Delegates attending the … [Read more...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog


Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Retailers Welcome West Coast Port Contract Agreement—Finally!


Los Angeles—The 29 West Coast Ports, which account for most of the incoming Asian container imports, were back to a semblance of … [Read more...]

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...]

Imports to East Coast Rise as Threat of West Coast Ports Shutdown Looms


Washington–Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise 10.1% percent this month over the … [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...]