ILWU CONTRACT EXTENSION

May, 2017

Nightside OperationsThe International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), which controls dock labor on the west coast, agreed to send its rank and file members a formal proposal to extend the contract until July 1, 2022.  The extension proposes pay and pension increases and maintains the union’s “Cadillac” healthcare plan.  There is a push to extend the contract not only because the last negotiations were protracted and painful, but the current contract expires on July 1, 2019, which is right on the heels of the east coast’s ILA contract expiration of September 30, 2018.