ILWU Negotiations

ILWUThe West Coast longshore contract expires June 30 of this year.  While negotiations have yet to begin, the logistics community is on pins and needles.  There is concern disruptions will occur as the two sides, ILWU and PMA, work out the contract.

Many issues will be discussed, but two of the hottest will be jurisdiction…especially over maintenance and chassis…and how the two sides will deal with the fact the ILWU’s “Cadillac” healthcare plan will now be taxed under the Affordable Care Act.