The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced they have not agreed to a one-year extension of the labor contract.

The current contract covering dockworkers on the entire West Coast is set to expire the end of June 2022.

History has taught us these negotiations are contentious and frequently lead to slow downs and poor terminal performance…and worst case scenarios lock outs and walk outs.

After the chaos we have all endured for nearly two years, we certainly hope for the best case scenario…amicable negotiations, solid terminal performance, and smooth sailing.

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