International Longshore and Warehouse Union

Port Ship Traffic

West Coast Dockworkers Union Recommends Members Approve 5-Year Agreement With Shipping Companies

The labor dispute between shipping companies and dockworkers that caused a backlog at 29 West Coast ports, including the Port of Oakland, for much of the past year could be nearing an end.

04/03/2015

Port of Oakland

Tentative Deal Reached Between Dockworkers, West Coast Ports

Negotiators reached a tentative contract covering West Coast dockworkers on Friday evening, likely ending a protracted labor dispute that snarled international trade at seaports handling about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually.

02/20/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

‘Final Contract Offer’ Made In West Coast Port Disruptions; Labor Secretary Tries To Broker Settlement

Contract talks continue between labor union and employers as cargo remains stuck at West Coast ports and a federal mediator has intervened to broker a settlement to get cargo moving freely.

02/18/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Operations Resume At Port Of Oakland, 28 Other West Coast Ports After Labor-Dispute Slowdown

The Port of Oakland was just one of 29 West Coast ports affected by a massive three-day labor slowdown, but as of Tuesday operations resumed amid a contract dispute.

02/17/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Port Of Oakland Slowdown Continues Due To Labor Dispute; 29 West Coast Seaports Affected

The Port of Oakland, along with 28 other West Coast seaports, will be mostly closed four of the next five days because of an ongoing labor dispute.

02/11/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Japanese McDonald’s Running Out Of French Fries Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports

Operations at West Coast ports, including Oakland, are expected to resume Monday morning after a weekend shutdown that was the latest turn in an on-going labor dispute.

02/09/2015

Stacked containers at the Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Shipping Suspended At West Coast Ports Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute

Some port operations on the West Coast–including at the Port of Oakland–will be temporarily suspended this weekend because of the on-going labor dispute between port operators and union workers.

02/06/2015

Container ship docked at Port of Oakland. (AP)

West Coast Port Shut Down Could Happen Soon, But Union Believes Labor Deal Is Close

Longshoremen and their employers continue to negotiate, but the Pacific Maritime Association said a shut down could occur as soon as next week.

02/04/2015

Port of Oakland. (CBS)

Bay Area Ports Shut Down For Safety ‘Stand Down’ After Death of Longshoreman In Benicia

The Port of Oakland, along with other Bay Area ports have been shut down for 24 hours Thursday due to safety procedure after a worker died late Wednesday night, an International Longshore and Warehouse official said.

11/20/2014

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Coast Ports Face Shutdown If Contract Negotiations In San Francisco Fail

The contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire June 30, as negotiations continue in San Francisco.

06/22/2014

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