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West Coast Port Deal Reached

West Coast Ports Deal Reached

June 15, 2023
The tentative agreement covers 22,000 workers and 29 West Coast ports.
Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su released the following statement on June 14, after a tentative agreement was reached  between leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association:

“This afternoon, the leaders of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association reached a tentative agreement covering 22,000 workers and 29 West Coast ports, demonstrating once again that collective bargaining — though sometimes difficult — works.

 “Thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the leadership of the ILWU and the PMA, the tentative agreement delivers important stability for workers, for employers and for our country’s supply chain. This important milestone is welcome news to all, and on behalf of President Biden, we are pleased to congratulate both parties on what they have achieved.”

In an article on ABC7.com,  PMA President James McKenna and ILWU President Willie Adams said the following in a joint statement: "We are pleased to have reached an agreement that recognizes the heroic efforts and personal sacrifices of the ILWU workforce in keeping our ports operating. We are also pleased to turn our full attention back to the operation of the West Coast Ports."

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