According to the Journal of Commerce, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have agreed to take a 72-hour break from negotiations on a new coast-wide contract while the ILWU attends to an unrelated negotiation taking place in the Pacific Northwest. During this break that starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, till 8 a.m. on Friday, July 11, the parties will extend the previous six-year contract, which expired last week.
Please also note that despite Teamsters’ threats of an “indefinite strike” against three harbor trucking companies, all truck drivers worked the Monday night shift and all terminal gates were open. The Teamsters protestors distributed flyers accusing harbor trucking companies of misclassifying drivers, but they didn’t block access to the terminals.
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