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ILWU decision makers present; now 'key carriers need to come to the table'

Excerpts from the Puget Sound Business Journal:

Let’s talk face-to-face. That’s the essence of a counter-proposal from longshore union leaders on Monday, after they resisted a week of pressure to bring contract issues to mediation.

In a release Monday, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) President Robert McEllrath said his team needs direct conversations with […]


ILWU calls for the direct participation of key PMA decision makers in negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO (December 29, 2014) – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) said today that the PMA member carriers sitting on PMA’s Board of Directors need to come to the negotiating table so that direct and constructive dialogue between key decision makers can take place. “Both sides need the right people in the room […]