The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been focusing on organizing the superintendent role at marine terminals. This position has traditionally been a management function, but the union has been successful in bringing those responsibilities under their umbrella at two terminals in Southern California, APL’s Global Gateway South and Pasha Stevedoring. Additionally, the ILWU is in negotiations at two other terminals, ITS and Everport.
As contract negotiations bogged down for the work at APL’s terminal, the ILWU established picket lines and shut down operations. The terminal was closed from last Thursday until Saturday morning when an agreement was reached.
Please be prepared for vessel delays coast-wide as this terminal works through the backlogged created by the closure.