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ILWU, PMA Reach Tentative Five-Year Agreement

(Bill Mongelluzzo – Journal of Commerce)

Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association have reached a tentative coastwide contract agreement for five years after more than nine months of bargaining.

ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA President James McKenna said they were pleased to reach the tentative contract agreement. “We are also pleased that our ports can now resume full operations,” they said in a joint release.

The membership of both groups must now vote to ratify the contract, a process that could take several weeks. The details of the agreement were not immediately available. Click here to read more.