ILWU gagThe gag order is still in effect on the ILWU/PMA contract negotiations covering West Coast dock workers. The only thing we know for sure is they have reached a tentative agreement on healthcare benefits. The assumption is they have moved on to discuss productivity and automation.

We know the on-going negotiations have caused increased tension at the marine terminals, which is a negative side effect we certainly do not need. We have enough issues without adding labor tension to the list.